Filming For The Dark Knight Rises To Bring An Explosion To Pittsburgh!

Filming For  <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> To Bring An Explosion To Pittsburgh!

According to being able to blow up an arena in a key scene is possibly one of the reasons why The Dark Knight Rises is filming in Pittsburgh. has published a story that focuses on one of the main reason why Christopher Nolan chose to use Pittsburgh as his primary filming location. An arena, named Civic Arena, is said to possibly being used for key scene in the movie that uses an explosion.

Reports Examiner:

The ability to explode the Civic Arena and use the footage for a key scene in the movie may have been the key bargaining chip that brought The Dark Knight Rises to Pittsburgh.

For more on the specifics what led to being able to use the building click the source link.

The Dark Knight Rises is schedualed to come out on July 20, 2012

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WaylonJones - 4/14/2011, 3:41 PM
Dynamo - 4/14/2011, 3:46 PM
Wait... he's gonna blow up the whole [frick]ing arena? Damn, Nolan's hardcore.
marvel72 - 4/14/2011, 3:51 PM
@ mbembet

XD hahahahaha dream on.
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/14/2011, 3:53 PM
NICE!:) Looking forward to it!
MrReese - 4/14/2011, 3:59 PM
fock yea!
SHHH - 4/14/2011, 4:49 PM
SeaSerpentine - 4/14/2011, 5:13 PM
Hellz yeah!
flames809 - 4/14/2011, 5:14 PM
marvel- batman is the movie thats hard to beat out of all the cbm movie coming out this year and then maybe superman. those batman movies are really really good, thats why ppl go see them an they keep making them.
SentinelofLiberty - 4/14/2011, 7:01 PM
God I hope it has nothing to do with Robin, but that arena immediately made me think, "Large-scale circus where the Flying Graysons get did in?"
marvel72 - 4/14/2011, 7:14 PM
@ flames809

Nolan is a great director and his Batman movies made other comic book movie like a stupid joke
mbembet - 4/14/2011, 3:48 PM

i'm just saying them movies didn't make all other comicbook movies look like a stupid joke.

personally i thought iron man,spider-man 2,the incredible hulk,blade,superman the movie,superman 2 & batman(89).

are all better than nolans batman films.

write33 - 4/14/2011, 7:34 PM
@SentinelofLiberty and huatist

plus, I dunno, instead of shooting Grayon's parents, Bane blows up the ENTIRE arena? seems a bit overkill.

still, after the hospital evacuation / two-face & joker scene / explosion in DKR, I'm sure the context will be awesome.
SentinelofLiberty - 4/14/2011, 7:38 PM
Dunno, here in Vegas, the "big circus" often comes to the Thomas and Mack center. I'm sure there are special circuses that are huge in scale, when they are a part of some larger program. Dunno, just kind of reminded me of that place they used for the circus in Batman Forever.

write33, I agree it's overkill, but seems to me just the kind of thing Bane might do in order to create chaos, knowing it would be the kind of thing to draw Batman out of hiding...
thisheart - 4/14/2011, 8:11 PM
You thought Superman 2 was better than Batman Begins and The Dark Knight? Wow.

I guess Snyder's Zod is gonna blow some people's minds then.

tomwazhar23 - 4/14/2011, 8:13 PM

Duhdaduh - 4/14/2011, 8:20 PM
sounds awesome!
but i dunno, im still sticking by the belief that nolan chose p-burg for its three rivers, so he could unveil batmans newest vehicle, the bat boat! ;)
ohsoserious - 4/14/2011, 9:51 PM
[frick]ing excited for this movie!!!!

TDK08 - 4/14/2011, 9:58 PM
does anyone know the exact time line which they will be filming in Pittsburgh?
JorEl77 - 4/14/2011, 10:04 PM
They should put the Steelers in the arena too.HaHaHaHaaaHa!!!
DarrkEvil - 4/14/2011, 11:19 PM
The hospital explosion scene was the most memorable one in the Dark Knight movie..
HAQ - 4/15/2011, 1:47 AM
Wonder what Darren McCord thinks about this...
WorldsGreatestdetective - 4/15/2011, 2:10 AM
VictorHugo - 4/15/2011, 6:53 AM
StrangerX - 4/15/2011, 8:54 AM
I wish it was a scene where the circus comes to town. At least it would be a hint to The Grasyons. I can def see Nolan going over the top with this movie.
CaptainDeadpool - 4/15/2011, 10:00 AM
dude im so psyched...i live near Pittsburgh and this is crazy awesome
Durango95 - 4/15/2011, 10:23 AM
i need to make that hour and a half drive to see this.

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