Christian Bale The Only Cast Member To Shoot In India for TDKR

Recent reports have put The Dark Knight Rises shooting in India, as it turns out Christian Bale will be the only cast member making the trip. Also a fort in India seems to be the primary shooting location.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 4/28/2011


It seems that when The Dark Knight Rises comes to India to shoot it will only be for a couple of days and only include Christian Bale in the scenes they are shooting. According to The Times of India crew for the porduction will start arriving around May first with Bale showing up on May 4th or May 5th to shoot for around two days starting on May 6th and ending on May 7th. Also they will be shooting at Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan.



Here is the report from The Times of India:


Nolan had come down to India in December to scout for locations in Jodhpur. That was when he chose to shoot in Jodhpur's Mehrangar Fort. The main crew will start arriving from May 1. Christian Bale is expected to arrive in India on May 4 or May 5. Though permissions have been sought for shooting the film for the whole of May, the unit will shoot in India for only two days – May 6 and May 7. hotels in Jaipur and Jodhpur have been booked for the crew. Says a source, "Nolan had scouted locations in both Jodhpur and Jaipur. But, he fell in love with Jodhpur and decided to return to film here. They are coming with a very small unit of around 15 people and will be shooting here for two days. There are no Bollywood actors being cast in the movie. But, local actors and crew members might be roped in. The unit wants to use the beautiful fort as the background for the movie. However, nothing is known yet whether Jodhpur will feature as an Indian city in the movie or not."


The Dark Knight Rises will be released on July 20, 2012

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WaylonJones - 4/28/2011, 10:50 AM
;)
WaylonJones - 4/28/2011, 11:03 AM
nice bazinga for an old relic
selinakyle - 4/28/2011, 11:07 AM
what a hateful creature
Supes17 - 4/28/2011, 1:04 PM
OMG I JUST SUBMITTED AND ARTICLE WITH THE SAME INFO. DIDNT KNOW YOU BEAT ME TO IT. HAHA, MY BAD
;P
NorrinRaddical - 4/28/2011, 1:10 PM
i am a drug addict for news on this film. nice find to add to the speculation!
RunDTC - 4/28/2011, 1:15 PM
he is either:
1: building a 2nd batcave so he can go global
2: he captures Bane and makes him either find his way out or is torturing him
3: Alfred needs it for dates and Bruce is tidying it up
4: Lazarus Pit (Dent, Rachel, Ra's??????)
5: he's turning it into a Cafe Disco (a "The Office" referrence)
6: he's building a personal movie theatre to watch "Terminator: Salvation", "The Prestige", "The Fighter" and "American Psycho".
7: The League of Shadows USED to be there and he's investigating.
8: He stashes his weed there.
9: He goes there to comment on comicbookmovie.com so Alfred doesn't know he's a nerd.
BlazinTexan - 4/28/2011, 1:31 PM
rundtc i want what your smoking
soberchimera - 4/28/2011, 1:39 PM
It's obviously Bruce Wayne's secret romantic getaway
AC1 - 4/28/2011, 1:42 PM
I'm really interested to see what Nolan's doing with this one, it'll be no easy feat to top The Dark Knight, and from all the announcements made about casting, location, etc... I don't have a clue what to expect. Still, all we can hope for is the best.

Guys, if you get the chance can you check my latest fan fic, X-Men Origins: Magneto, out? I'd really appreciate it!
siddhant1138 - 4/28/2011, 1:52 PM
@SeeyouAnnetea - Most of it is actually really beautiful
siddhant1138 - 4/28/2011, 1:55 PM
P.S. This is a picture of the other side of the fort

http://www.travelinforajasthan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MehrangarhFort.jpg
Supes17 - 4/28/2011, 1:57 PM
I agree with the between part.
Its starting to look like he is approaching it with a Godfather part 2 angle
ManOfKrypton - 4/28/2011, 2:19 PM
@SeeyouAnnetea How can you say India is disgusting? I've been there twice and it's a beautiful place.
MrReese - 4/28/2011, 2:20 PM
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/28/2011, 2:30 PM
Looks like a cool place to shoot few scenes!:)
TurdFergunson - 4/28/2011, 3:08 PM
@runDTC i say he is stashing his weed there, cuz where i stash my weed i call it the "batcave". kinda like a codename cuz just calling it a "cave" or "mancave" was just to played out and "batcave" sounds way cooler
ManOfKrypton - 4/28/2011, 3:13 PM
Gambit89 Couldn't have put it better myself. What part of India is your family from if you don't mind me asking?
marvel72 - 4/28/2011, 3:23 PM
bruce wayne slumdog billionare.

reminds of the gotham knights anime where bruce goes to india to learn how to control pain.
balegirlbrazil - 4/28/2011, 3:32 PM
One source said Josh Pence will also film there.
I don´t know if I believe this is true...that only Bale will be in India for filming.
siddhant1138 - 4/28/2011, 4:17 PM
@marvel72 i absolutely hated Slumdog Millionaire, would never watch a Batman movie with that title haha
Ghostt - 4/28/2011, 4:49 PM
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abuleban - 4/28/2011, 8:14 PM
@SeeyouAnnetea
you made a disgustingly nasty comment; India is a wonderful place, imho.
Spidex3000 - 4/28/2011, 9:12 PM
That's definitely some league of shadows shit, I think we should expect more Ra's Al Ghul/ Talia Al Ghul
ABMJR - 4/28/2011, 10:27 PM
------Spoiler's Zone-----

In Batman: Legacy, Batman left for Calcutta to stop Ra's al ghul.
In Batman: Gotham Knight, Bruce reflects on the lessons he learned from a indian woman named Cassandra who teaches him to minimize his pain to the point where he can control it.
dadisatish - 4/28/2011, 11:50 PM
mehrangarh fort is one of the beautiful forts of India...Nolan has an unique sight for choosin locations for his movies....this is goin to be good
Rorschach12311 - 4/29/2011, 1:41 AM
SeeyouAnnetea....[frick] you
AND INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
INDIA ROCKS.....
majinlogan - 4/29/2011, 3:05 AM
@wards
yes, coz even bruce wayne cant afford health care in america.
MoumentheBatman - 4/29/2011, 4:40 AM
Apart from the offensive and racist comments I think everyone is ignoring the Knightfall story line when Bruce goes to Shiva for an intense crash-course training that pitted himself against the beszt/worst fighters/assassins in the world.
WaylonJones - 4/29/2011, 5:07 AM
majinlogan @ Bazinga :D
ISleepNow - 4/29/2011, 6:53 AM
@runDTC
If he's going there alone then:

10) He's gonna join an asram & preach non-violence :(

UPDATED!!!

My bad, that should be Ashram not "Ass Ram" XD
TheLight - 4/29/2011, 7:43 AM
The fort looks like something from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
HelaGood - 4/29/2011, 8:23 AM
hes there alone for the safety of his fellow actors in case he loses his temper. ;)
PapaMidnite - 4/29/2011, 7:08 PM
Only 2 days of shooting?? That's too little... might be a flashback a la Godfather II! Man, I simply can not wait...
Rorschach12311 - 4/30/2011, 3:03 AM
well successful doctors in america and doctors in india both are indian so it really doesnt make a difference

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