A new trio of videos from the Los Angeles portion of The Dark Knight Rises production have made their way online, this time from night shooting over the weekend. None are terribly revealing, but they are cool and show off a certain sense of scale to the sequel's action sequences. That said, they could also be considered just a tiny bit spoilery, so if you're sensitive in the slightest, best to skip all three.
At the conclusion of The Dark Knight, you'll recall Christian Bale's Batman taking the hit for the murders carried out by Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and becoming public enemy number one, forcing his good buddy and champion mustache-wearer Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) to publicly pursue him. These videos, probably from very early in the new film, demonstrate that the Gotham Police Department is pretty serious about catching Batman, as a ridiculous number of police vehicles give chase to the Batpod.
Bi-coastal The Dark Knight Rises update now: the finale of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is currently approaching the end of its month-long stint filming on location in sunny Los Angeles, California, after which the production packs up and heads to New York, New York, for two weeks of photography. With a month until the shooting begins in New York City, though, the production is currently seeking extras to fill out the fictitious city of Gotham, where Christian Bale's Batman once again throws down against criminality. Not only that, but from there's also yet another new batch of set photos from L.A. showing Anne Hathaway slinking about in costume as Catwoman.
While the Pittbsburgh portion of The Dark Knight Rises production was accompanied by an almost daily procession of unofficial images jam-packed with spoilers major, minor, and downright puzzling, the Los Angeles set has been on a tighter lockdown. That's not to say that Christopher Nolan's perfectly-justifiable desire for secrecy has been carried out in the City of Angeles, since nothing short of a nuclear blast would curb the desire of Bat-fans to get a peek at their figurative presents. You'll remember a set of pictures featuring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in costume as Batman and Catwoman, respectively, from just a few hours ago. Now, another set of spy photos gets the spoilers going, including looks at some Tumblers, Nolan on set, Bat-tech, and...something else. Something...spoilery.
In Christopher Nolan's 2005 reboot Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne discovered that beneath his ancestral mansion there lay a massive cave that was previously used by his forebears as a slavery-freeing stop on the Underground Railroad. After Bruce and trusty butler Alfred did some preliminary work establishing what we all know as the Batcave, Ra's al Ghul showed up and burned Wayne Manor to the ground, necessitating a brick-for-brick rebuilding will doubt include many an improvement on the Batcave. While the cave was not present in The Dark Knight, we know that the trilogy-finale The Dark Knight Rises will incorporate the new and improved Wayne Manor, which means we'll be seeing a similarly upgraded Batcave. A new rumor suggests that the cave will be created partially using footage from a massive salt mine in Romania, and based on images of said salt mine, it could certainly be a double for Batman's base of operations.
Since production on The Dark Knight Rises posted up in Pittsburgh at the end of July, we've been privy to a consistent, spoilery supply of set photos and videos showing Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and the rest of the gang engaged in all manner of bat-adventures on the faux-snowy streets of the city, standing in for the thoroughly fictitious Gotham. Those days are now officially over, though, folks. The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has wrapped up the Pittsburgh portion of principal photography, as announced by a full page newspaper ad thanking the citizens of Pittsburgh. Presumably, this was a thank you for taking endless spoilery photographs and cell phone videos.
Banewatch '11! Cue dramatic newsbreak music. Here's the breakdown so far of our visual familiarity with Tom Hardy as the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan's mildly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises: First was an official image from Warner Bros, followed by some very brief glimpses in the film's first teaser trailer, then daylight set photos of Hardy in the full costume between takes, and finally some more images from the set of a tussle with Christian Bale's Batman. Well, today sees another crucial addition to Banewatch, with three fairly spoilerfied new close-up pictures of Hardy in costume, including that rather mysterious headgear, which we suspect has nothing to do with modern orthodontia.
In the words of Professor Hubert Farsnworth, "Good news, everyone!" Over the weekend, the production of The Dark Knight Rises once again took to the streets of Pittsburgh to film some vehicular action, and the citizens of that fair city once again ensured that the set would be covered from every possible angle with telephoto lenses, flipcams, and iPhones. As a result, a glut of new videos provide plenty of revealing new details about the nature of Batman's new ride, which was glimpsed briefly last week. So there's spoilerific video right here if you want to see the new vehicle in actions alongside Tumblers and the like.
The Dark Knight Rises has been shooting since May, and months were spent with fascinated, locked-out fans wringing our hands and pacing ceaselessly, pondering the possibilities of Christopher Nolan's final entry in his acclaimed, gravelly-voiced bat-trilogy. Since the production relocated to Pittsburgh, however, we're been pigs in figurative shit, rolling around delightedly in our own filth as new set photos and videos roll in day after day, revealing new surprises and spoilers aplenty.
Today, two new crops of SPOILER-y set-photos focus on the vehicular component of the bat-finale, showing some more of Anne Hathaway's stunt double in action as Catwoman astride the batpod, while another even more SPOILER-style group could very well reveal a new addition to Bruce Wayne's already formidable urban warfare arsenal.
Attention, anyone and everyone complaining about the costume sported by Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises: this is the closest you will ever get to having a conversation with Anne Hathaway. Last week, Warner Bros officially unveiled the first image of Hathaway suited up as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's final Bat-movie, which is currently filming in Pittsburgh. Having apparently forgotten this travesty, many a fan promptly voiced either their complaints or lack of enthusiasm for the sight of Hathaway in skin-tight leather riding a giant phallus-substitute. Well, Hathaway herself has now responded to those who were underwhelmed.
Upon seeing the freshly-released first image of Anne Hathaway in a skintight outfit as Selina Kyle, one might reasonably have wondered why Warner Bros chose this seemingly ordinary, unremarkable Friday to reveal such an image into The Dark Knight Rises. After all, the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy is still damn near a year away. Well, it turns out that the picture was released on account exterior shooting on location in Pittsburgh, which today involved a Catwoman stunt double astride the batpod as it rolled through the battle scene that's been filming over the last week. The Brothers Warner jumped ahead of the inevitable set photos with the official release, but those set photos do offer a fuller look at the new Catwoman outfit.