A lot has happened since our last little update about The Dark Knight Rises. Production on the much anticipated film continues on in various parts of the UK. Filming at Wollaton Hall (the location being used as the rebuilt Wayne Manor) began last week. Special props have been built just outside of the mansion that hint at what seems to be an iconic Batman scene. Some people might consider the props spoilery, but given the location and the events of Batman Begins, I think it isn’t much of a surprise. Batman-News snagged a handful of photos of the filming location and props if you so care check it out. Filming at Wollaton Hall has also brought us our first real video footage of filming. A video popped up on YouTube of the crew filming a taxi cab and Bruce Wayne arriving at the manor. The channel that posted the video, BatmanManor, also has some other random footage of stuff being set up at the filming location. Check out the video embed below:
Also getting some attention on the internet lately is an article on about Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume posted by HollywoodLife. Rumors have popped up that we would be getting a sneak peak of the Catwoman costume via viral marketing, but there has been no signs or hints at such an event happening yet. Many have speculated just what the costume might look like, but now an “insider” has told HollywoodLife that it is not going to be like anything like costumes in previous Batman movies. “Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies. She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes. She’s going to look more like a robber.” The insider goes on to insist that the outfit is still quite appealing, and that the role will transform how we view Hathaway. “Everything from the looks in her eyes, her head movements, her body–everything is so feline. The role is taking her to new places.”
My favorite bit of new news has been about Bruce Wayne getting a new Lamborghini in The Dark Knight Rises. Pictures of a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 have surfaced thanks to Luxury4Play via Batman-News. Lamborghinis are no surprise to a Christopher Nolan Batman film set; A Murcièlago LP640 was used in The Dark Knight, and a Murcielago Roadster was used in Batman Begins. Some fans were skeptical whether or not Nolan and team would choose to use the new Aventador model since Murcièlago is Spanish for Bat, but in the end it seems the name connection wasn’t unbreakable. Some, however, have speculated that this could symbolize Bruce Wayne moving beyond ‘Batman’ and that part of his identity. What do you think?
The Dark Knight Rises will continue filming until fall of this year. A teaser trailer is expected, but not guaranteed, in front of the final Harry Potter film. The superhero film stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and many more – including recently cast Josh Stewart and this quite spoilery addition.