The Pittsburgh press and fans are out in force following the production of Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in the city. While you should stay tuned to the SuperHeroHype Boards for continuous updates, we're going to provide some summaries here on the main page as well. We'll get started with an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which talks about the filming (including spoilers) that took place in Lawrenceville and gives us a look at Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard on the set:
Thanks to the movie magic employed by the makers of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises," one block in Lawrenceville was immune from the heat, humidity and intermittent showers that fell Friday afternoon.
On 41st Street between Butler and Foster streets, director Christopher Nolan was on-site to oversee the film's first day of shooting in Pittsburgh. Under his watchful eye, dozens of cargo-short clad staffers converted picturesque row house No. 170 into the home of a Gotham City judge, played by Brett Cullen.
Piles of fake snow dotted the sidewalks, and black canvas drapes and heavy-duty screens blotted out the sun to create a dreary winter backdrop. Wind and dust machines were on hand to create a storm, even though Pittsburgh skies threatened their own as the afternoon wore on.
Gary Oldman's police Commissioner Jim Gordon ran up the house's steps in take after take to alert the judge to dirty dealings and increasing violence in Gotham.
Well-meaning Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate, played by Marion Cotillard, came to the judge's house in a scene with Commissioner Gordon and Detective Jim Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Also, the production is using no less than three Tumblers today, videos of which you can view below thanks to 'subaruwrxfan', 'magicscout' and 'DoctaM3'!