UPDATE: Batwing Takes Flight On The Set Of The Dark Knight Rises; Brief Scene Description!

<font color= red>UPDATE:</font> Batwing Takes Flight On The Set Of <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>; Brief Scene Description!

Filming continued in Los Angeles last night, and while security was extremely tight, some footage of the Batwing once again taking flight (held up by wires this time) has found its way online...

Things are VERY secretive on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, but that hasn't stopped a few crafty fans from getting close enough for some juicy bits of footage and details! Here is a brief description of what some of the local SuperHeroHype Forums members saw last night, as well as some footage courtesy of "Sterling Davis Photo" below.

Just got home from the set. Great shoot once again, we got to see the Batwing operating and shooting out some stuff. Cool pyro stuff tonight, along with snowy sets and Batman getting his make up done right in front of us. Oh, and Chris Nolan walking out like a PIMP! [Polaris23]

Yeah I just got back (for real this time). I was there from 6 something to 1 AM when they wrapped and we got to see Nolan leaving. Polaris and I watched the takes with the mortar shots from the batwing about 6 times or so (which was loud from the bridge). We got to see Bale in the suit sitting in a chair getting makeup and then strutting majestically across the set. Much of the shoot was in the tunnel tonight and most of the pictures I got werent so great, not to mention security was tight as a drum. Still good to see some of the pyro shots, talked to the PAs a whole bunch and of course the batsuit is amazing. [RedSkull]

They wrapped around 1. I got there around 11 and it seemed like a pretty quiet shoot. We couldn't see much but after they finished about a hundred Gotham policeman came out from under the bridge. We even saw Batman leaving the set right before they wrapped. Perfect way to cap off this whole experience. [jonathanb]

UPDATE: Here is yet another video, featuring both a closer look at the Los Angeles set, and a scene being filmed between Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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BillyBatson1000 - 9/12/2011, 2:53 AM
Thanks for posting this - a little more of these video's and I won't need to see the film itself . . . AS IF!!!!!!
I cannot wait. Woo Hoo!!!!!
R3dMust4ng - 9/12/2011, 3:01 AM
GUNSMITH - 9/12/2011, 3:02 AM
NeoBaggins - 9/12/2011, 3:06 AM
It reminds me of Metal Gear solid and the Rebel Snows-peeder.
NeoBaggins - 9/12/2011, 3:07 AM
Snow speeder.
OptimusPrimeTime - 9/12/2011, 3:11 AM
Has anyone talked about or contemplated the idea that the Batwing could be a part of the Tumbler and come off the top, like the Batpod did from the front in TDK? ? ?

Otherwise...can't wait!
(still more excited for Avengers though :P)
Unionjack - 9/12/2011, 3:15 AM
@optimusprimetime - that's what i thought at first, but when you see some of the videos, the scale of the batwing is huge compared to the tumbler!!
OptimusPrimeTime - 9/12/2011, 3:21 AM
I have been trying to convince myself of the same thing...but the way Nolan did it in TDK, with the panels shifting around TF style...I really could see him doing something similar here...

Just imagine a scene where Bane and his goons roll up in their desert camo tumblers and start raising hell...

Batman shows up and they rumble...somehow or another Bane escapes and Batman either can't catch him, or his tumbler is busted...

Next thing you know some panels shift around, some engines fire up and *BOOM* he is lifting off into the air

Sounds like Nolan's handywork to me
LEEE777 - 9/12/2011, 3:30 AM
Well at least we got the Batwing!!! ;P
OptimusPrimeTime - 9/12/2011, 3:33 AM
Heyyy! It's @@LEEE

Haven't seen you on here in a while....!

I had a feeling you wouldn't be able to post though, with First Class coming out on Blu Ray you'd be camped out in line at the store to get it at midnight....

Merry - 9/12/2011, 3:58 AM
Cool, dont understand why people hating on the Batwing, doesn't look bad and fits in with this Bat universe...
VictorHugo - 9/12/2011, 4:32 AM
GUNSMITH: Indeed, looks like a Robotech, or a BattleTech.

heheeh this is looking like "Batman:The Brave and the Bold", with the Transformer Batmobile. ;P
DarthAbraxas - 9/12/2011, 4:37 AM
moves more like a helicopter or a harrier jet
OptimusPrimeTime - 9/12/2011, 4:40 AM
@@Darth....that's what I'm guessing....like a harrier.....

A harrier that detaches from the top of the Tumbler!
rosco71 - 9/12/2011, 4:48 AM
its just as ugly as the tumbler!!
ROMACK - 9/12/2011, 5:25 AM
That thing looks horrible.
marvel72 - 9/12/2011, 5:44 AM
looks like a piece of shit.
gac - 9/12/2011, 5:46 AM
Green Lantern

Domestic Total as of Sep. 8, 2011: $116,349,024
Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 17, 2011
Genre: Action / Adventure Runtime: 1 hrs. 45 min.
Production Budget: $200 million

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $116,349,024 53.0%
+ Foreign: $103,250,000 47.0%
= Worldwide: $219,599,024
Freek - 9/12/2011, 5:48 AM
It,s perfect for the nolanverse batman.
crhodesdesign - 9/12/2011, 6:07 AM
Hmmm I guess its not me who saw nothing at all in that video!
miguelus - 9/12/2011, 6:23 AM
...so you guys are agreeing that the batlobster comes out of the tumbler, but what about the batpod that the catwoman was riding on? wouldn't that come out of the tumbler as well? or maybe he another tumbler laying around? or maybe he has ALL THREE separate vehicles?...
dahamma - 9/12/2011, 6:26 AM
lol it does look like a lobster dont it? lol
dahamma - 9/12/2011, 6:32 AM
"Chris Nolan walking out like a PIMP!" -Polaris23

"We got to see Bale in the suit sitting in a chair getting makeup and then strutting majestically across the set" Redskull

lol im sorry but these guys sounds like they idolize, worship even, this film way too much lol

HavocT - 9/12/2011, 6:50 AM
I'm sure it looks like flying scrap metal.
Aaesir - 9/12/2011, 7:45 AM
At least the security is tight in the other locations. Why Nolan didn't care much about security in PGH is beyond me. I trust this will turn out proper enough.
miguelus - 9/12/2011, 8:17 AM
@aeasir i'm guessing he actually wanted us to see everything that's happening in pittsburgh...
HellScorpion - 9/12/2011, 9:15 AM
@TelaVizion, go no Batman Beyond should have just stayed DCAU.
dnno1 - 9/12/2011, 10:00 AM
dnno1 - 9/12/2011, 10:01 AM

007440 - 9/12/2011, 10:23 AM
Idk I think the Batwing or whatever its called is going to be a bad addition. Its going to look too Syfy rather than the original "Make Batman realistic" idea.
SHHH - 9/12/2011, 10:44 AM
Mayhem I Love It..
NOLANITE - 9/12/2011, 11:37 AM
Im a Nolanite and i jack off to anything that has the word NOLAN in it. This video is great, i was there saturday afternoon and the damn crew had just wrapped shooting for the day.
SaroM - 9/13/2011, 8:38 AM
Finally they shoot in nighttime, when batman is supposed to appear.
metalliverb - 9/13/2011, 1:22 PM
@SaroM, I was thinking the same thing. Most, if not all of the scenes/photos I've seen so far take place during the day.

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