Pictures of The Dark Knight Rises' California Set & The Pittsburgh Crew Digs a Massive Hole

Pictures of <i>The Dark Knight Rises'</i> California Set & The Pittsburgh Crew Digs a Massive Hole

Pictures of a large set being constructed on the El Camino campus, and news and videos from the Pittsburgh set.

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"Long time follower of your site. Last weekend I checked out the supposed Torrance set being built for 'Magnus Rex.' I can 100% confirm a set is being built, and I'm 99.9% sure it's for TDKR. It's still under construction but in full view of the general public: no one is trying to hide it. Clearly visible from the street too. Security is present but very relaxed at this point in time. It's built at the parking structure of El Camino campus and it seems to be utilizing the canals in the area. A lot of films use these canals. Anyway, I snapped some shots and I feel they are pretty non-spoilerish. As one avid Batman fan to another, I wanted to throw them your way. There's no word on the filming date at this location but I imagine it won't be too far away since the production is moving this way soon. Thanks! Keep up the great work!"

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“This hole is approximately 16-[feet] by 18-[feet] and about six-feet deep,” Steve Zottola of Zottola Construction said.

Zottolla said work got under way on Aug. 6 to dig the hole. He was given little information on what it would be used for during the filming of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“They’re going to try to do the special effects with the explosion and that’s about all I know as well,” Zottola said.

The hole is located on Cherry Way. A local construction crew spent over a month looking for the perfect street to place this hole. Filming of this mysterious scene will take place Thursday and the hole will be filled and sealed by the weekend. Rumor is that the Batmobile may climb out of the hole, but like I said that is just a rumor. Can't wait!

Videos from yesterday uploaded by Pittsburghmovies

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Garly Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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AVEN - 8/17/2011, 11:35 PM
Holy hole batman! LOL
bbarber2323 - 8/17/2011, 11:49 PM
Let's throw Grif in that hole before they seal a poll on it!!
AsianVersionOfET - 8/17/2011, 11:50 PM
Coleman Reese (from TDK) acquirred special powers between TDK and TDKR. His powers allow him to tunnel through any substance at lighting quick speeds. He's chasing Batman and then bursts through the ground damaging the Tumbler. The tumbler then turns into the Bat-Wing.
OnePunchBaldy - 8/17/2011, 11:55 PM
The new Batcave??
TChallaTchaka - 8/18/2011, 12:19 AM
Hey I went to school there. I need to check it out. I am only 8 miles from that place.
PoPcornDude - 8/18/2011, 12:19 AM
maybe they will build a mini 'gotham city' for the quake scene and after the shake, the city falls down to its ground, devastating everything....
just an opinion
Kayo - 8/18/2011, 12:20 AM
maybe this hole intended for another practical effects just like what they did on TDK when a trailer of which Joker chased the armored van carrying Harvey Dent flip 180 degrees of which massive hydraulic machine for the purposed of tossing it just hidden beneath the surface.
backup - 8/18/2011, 12:35 AM
In the teaser bale is climbing out of a hole and remember the hole in india?
Kayo - 8/18/2011, 12:46 AM
@CaptainProg: lol on pics 3, accidentally!
TheJester187 - 8/18/2011, 12:54 AM
Gotham docks?
NeoBaggins - 8/18/2011, 1:59 AM
@backup I think that's BANE crawling up the well. When Gordon says "Now, this evil rises" that's when they show him climbing out.
backup - 8/18/2011, 3:18 AM
Yet to be seen
marvel72 - 8/18/2011, 4:02 AM
maybe its a hole to bury the shit bane mask & catwoman costume.
JackDexx - 8/18/2011, 4:43 AM
JackDexx - 8/18/2011, 4:43 AM
mole people
NeoBaggins - 8/18/2011, 4:44 AM
Outclassing other CBMs since 2005. Awesome.
113 - 8/18/2011, 6:18 AM
New Lazarus pit?
StrangerX - 8/18/2011, 6:27 AM
It's where the Batwing comes out.
40oz - 8/18/2011, 6:35 AM
@neobaggins.... Nailed it
Really - 8/18/2011, 6:43 AM
I actually think it's to bury The Avengers & The Amazing Spider-Man in!
Really - 8/18/2011, 6:44 AM
...Just kidding... needed to say that before all the trolls come out of the woodwork!
Gnyah123 - 8/18/2011, 9:58 AM
they are filming til wont see trailer til bout xmas/january time!
but cool pics
Hodmadod - 8/18/2011, 10:06 AM
My brother saw the Batmobile on East Carson yesterday but didnt have his camera on him.
GiftedYoungster - 8/18/2011, 11:03 AM

I was on East Carson yesterday too, and overheard some people talking about "Batman Stuff". But I wasn't sure what they were talking about.

Just my luck. I was in same area, and had NO idea.
HelaGood - 8/18/2011, 1:58 PM
Catwoman's costume should have a massive hole in it...
JackDexx - 8/18/2011, 6:34 PM
NeoBaggins, its people like you who give us bad names.
your the reason why people are called nerds when they bring up batman.
NeoBaggins - 8/18/2011, 11:37 PM
SenorJackDexx Your statement doesn't make any sense. Explain yourself better.

40oz Awe, shucks, man. You agree? Now I feel bad about makin that 40oz joke on the Conan thread which, by the way, is at a whopping 24% right now on RT. Yikes! =(
JackDexx - 8/19/2011, 4:48 AM
when people see us hanging out and you're geeking out acting like batman is the best movie ever. we get called nerds
NeoBaggins - 8/19/2011, 11:26 PM
JackDexx Either you're failing miserably at telling a joke, your mistaking me for someone else, or you can't read. People calling you and your friends nerds has nothing to do with me- let alone anything associated with me thinking batman is the best movie ever. You can't even quote me saying that, ANYWHERE. lol wtf?

Your mad at something I said, fine. Learn how to form an argument or otherwise you sound stupid. Now run along, your dismissed.

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