Oh Hey, Guess What? The Dark Knight Rises is Officially in Production

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Just in case you weren’t convinced by all those set pictures and reports of Christopher Nolan and company already going around the world shooting scenes for the movie, I mean. Here’s the official word from Warner Bros:

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

In helming “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on “The Dark Knight,” which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX® cameras. The results were so spectacular that the director wanted to expand the use of the large-format cameras for this film.

The screenplay for “The Dark Knight Rises” is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is being produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. “The Dark Knight” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Shooting will take place on three continents, including the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, India, England and Scotland.

The Dark Knight officially rises July 20, 2012.

h/t Ryan Luckoo (Fan Poster)

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  • Lexavi80

    Exited!!.

  • Lexavi80

    Exited!!.

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  • Juggernaut

    Is that a fan made poster or an official teaser? Also, that pic is obviously from TDK but I really hope that we see a fully realized Batcave in this installment. While the storage trailer fronted, underground lair was cool it was no Batcave. A new style Batmobile/Batcycle would be cool too. I can’t wait to see what Nolan does with this.

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    WHAT!? BANE IS THE ONLY VILLAIN, WELL I HOPE HE ISN’T, I HOPED THAT BLACK MASK (OR WAT EVA HIS NAME WAS, WAS GONNA BE IN HERE) Wat evs

  • Lexavi80

    Eva Green?. Dude, you need a lot to investigate.

    Bane is not the only villain.

  • Lexavi80

    R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage. I’m so damn sad!!