Chicago to Double as Gotham for Batman

Just a few days ago, Chicago Business reported that “Ocean’s Twelve” will be filming in Chicago and that a mystery project will also be shot there and bring in $35 million in revenue. You don’t have to guess twice which project that may be! Here’s a bit from an interview with Michael Caine from 15 Minutes Magazine

Is it true you’re in the new Christian Bale-Batman film?

Yes, I’m Alfred, Batman’s butler and guardian and the film is being done by British director Christopher Nolan who did Memento. That’s an incredible choice because instead of playing it safe with a run of the mill, plodding director as they usually do, they’ve gone for experimental. I think he’ll make a great picture.

Isn’t Batman a bit old hat now?

This one is different, less comic-booky, and it starts with Batman as a baby. I am not a guy who just runs around with cups and saucers. The movie will all be shot in England in a huge Zepplin hangar in Hertfordshire, with some days in Chicago which will double for Gotham.

Stay tuned for more on where the filming may take place!

Source: 15 Minutes Magazine