Production on The Dark Knight Rises is gearing up to come stateside this month, and its first stop will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CBS Pittsburgh ran a couple of stories this week discussing the production of the major motion picture descending upon the city. We mentioned in our last production update that extras are needed for filming for a fictional football game. Rumors from several months ago claimed some filming would take place at the Civic Arena, but that rumor began to clash with the recent news, as the arena isn’t meant for football. But now the local CBS station has been able to reveal that filming will instead be taking place at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another major scene in the film will be filming at the Software Engineering Institute and the Mellon Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. And that’s not all.
The good folks over at SuperHeroHype have managed to get their hands on what could be considered spoiler-y pics of various vehicles being shipped into town for the production. I imagine this stuff will eventually get out or even be shown in trailers, but for now I am declaring the photos they have posted as potential spoilers – so click at your own risk. However, even CBS Pittsburgh reported on the pictures in their second story on the film, which also mentions the use of pyrotechnics and precision stunt driving planned on being used during filming. They even confirm reports we talked about back in February about the use of snow in the film. The news station says fake snow will used on a number of streets for part of filming. This is cohesive with the February report about Christopher Nolan wanting to shoot aeriel plate shots of NYC while snow was still on the ground. Is winter coming to Gotham? That’s a rhetorical question geared toward making Game of Thrones fans smile, by the way.
Lastly, you may have noticed that our last story about the teaser trailer leak has been updated to note that Warner Bros. is being aggressive in taking down bootlegged copies of the trailer. We suspect that an official HD release of the trailer should happen over the weekend, Monday at the latest, so stick tuned!