Scooper ‘Der Milkman’ has an updated on the Batman Begins filming in Chicago this week…
It looks like Batman is headed to Lower Wacker Drive (vehicle sequence?). I work in downtown Chicago, and we just got this email:
“If you are a patron of the parking garage here at One South Wacker, please be aware that Lower Wacker Drive will be closed for a Warner Brothers movie filming on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, July 27, 1:00am – 4:00am
Monday, August 2, 7:00pm – Tuesday, August 3, 5:00am
Tuesday, August 3, 7:00pm – Wednesday, August 4, 5:00am
The first date is for preparatory operations, while the last two dates are for the actual filming.”
Personally I was surprised that they didn’t just say “A movie will be filming” (like they did when they shot some of the Spidey 2 El Train sequences a couple blocks from here). Sure, it COULD be for another Warner shoot, but the timing seems right for when they said they’d be in Chicago.
We also received the following bit…
Regarding filming Batman Begins in Chicago – the LA crew is flying in today (7/26). Everyone is staying at the ******* hotel for the next 3 weeks.
UPDATE: ‘Jose’ sent even more details on the filming locations…
I just go the memo about filming this Starting July 29th through July 31st.
Beginning July 31st at 5:00 am to 11:00 pm:
South side of Illinois from Wabash to Lower Wacker
Both sides of Rush Street from Chicago to Hubbard from Wabash to Lower Michigan Avenue
Both Sides Lower Michigan Avenue from Grand to Lower Wacker
Both sides of North Water Street from State to St. Clair
Both sides of Wabash from Chicago River to Hubbard Street.
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