OMG DARK KNIGHT NEWS! Alright, so it's just filming location news, but it takes us that much closer to the point when they start actually recording sound and images that will then be edited for our viewing pleasure! So, it's kind of cool. Though Gotham is a nickname for New York City and the parallels between Batman's fair city and the real-life metropolis are drawn time and again, Christopher Nolan decided that this summer, The Dark Knight Rises will film in Pittsburgh, Penn. While my first thought was, "Ooh, what a gritty setting." This is what Nolan had to say about why he chose the city.
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. 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."
Well, I don't know if I'd use the word "beautiful" to describe Pittsburgh and I don't know that beauty is something anyone would look for when scouting film locations for a Nolan Batman movie, but I guess you've got to make nice with the city officials if you want to bring in a whole mess of cameras and equipment for a few months.