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Christopher Nolan is doing his darnedest to keep as much of “The Dark Knight Rises” a secret as much as possible, but let’s face it, this is the age of the Internets and phone cameras that can give you as high a resolution as you want. So it’s no surprise that as the film begins shooting, lots of stuff are leaking out. As with everything else, there are POSSIBLE SPOILERS below, and you should avoid it like the plague if you do not wish to be spoiled — if these turn out to be true, that is. At this point? Anything’s game.
Starting off with ….
Batman-News and the “Dark Knight Rises” Facebook Community asks, is this the Lazarus Pit from the film’s recent India set? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Yes. It would explain why certain characters in the Batverse are getting younger.
Another pic from the India set. Your guess is as good as mine what the below shows (by which I mean, I have no clue) — feel free to click to enlarge for more details. Perhaps it had something to do with this?
Eyewitnesses and crew members told us of a particular scene being filmed, where a bald-headed child wearing ragged clothes emerges from the well and pulls his hood over his head. From the conversations, we reckon this is a young Bane, emerging from a vat of Venom, trained by Pence’s Ra’s al Ghul. The years of addiction to Venom builds him to be a massive monster with amped up senses, intelligence and physical prowess.
The Times of India, meanwhile, has an article on “The Dark Knight Rises'” shoot in their fair country, and would seem to indicate that ol Ras Al Ghul, “killed” in the first Nolan Batman movie, will make a comeback via younger actor Josh Spence.
Incidentally, a green screen was created just outside the Fort. Nolan shot in front of the green screen and used the Fort as the backdrop. Sources say that this backdrop of the Fort has been used to establish that Batman is in an exotic location which is isolated too. However, this backdrop isn’t meant to be shown as India in the film. Back in the UK studios, this 30 ft x 30 ft green screen will be digitally modified to create the Lazarus Pit. For those not in the loop, a Lazarus Pit is used by Ra’s Al Ghul for gaining restorative powers. Scenes of Bale being carried into the pit and then jumping out of it were also canned. A couple of locals were cast as extras in the scenes that were shot in India.
Make of these what you will.