The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises has announced plans to film in Pittsburgh, PA this summer. The city’s own Pittsburgh Post Gazette offers up confirmation from Nolan himself.

"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city," he says, "We have been able to find everything we were looking for here and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman."

Though it remains to be seen what specific elements of the Steel City will manage to make their way into Gotham, the director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, Dawn Keezer, has been working to make sure that the big-budget production finds everything it needs.

"[T]hey really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas," she says.

The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters on July 20, 2012.