Anne Hathaway's Getaway and Heinz Field Sequence in New Dark Knight Rises Spy Photos and Video
08.07.11 by Ryan
With production on The Dark Knight Rises ongoing in Pittsburgh, new spy photos and video have been revealed for director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie. Just days after the first official photo was released of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle driving the Bat-pod, The Daily Mail captured photos of Hathaway out of her leather outfit and in a plainclothes white dress instead. Meanwhile, SpoilerTV captured photos of what looks like Hathaway' stunt double riding the Bat-pod down a series of steps through members of the Gotham SWAT team.
Another portion of the movie's production was revealed when Nolan and his crew used part of Heinz Field for a sequence that uses the fictional football team, the Gotham Rogues. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that thousands of Steelers fans were used for the sequence, including Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who played the kicker for the Rogues' opponents, the Rapid City Monuments.
Several Pittsburgh Steelers players were also used for the scene, including Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who described his and his teammates' roles in the movie to Sporting News.
From what I've heard, it's going to be like a pregame, warming-up type thing. I don't know the whole concept. There's a Gotham team, a football game. We'll be wearing uniforms. It will be fun.
An overhead, helicopter spy video of the destruction done to Heinz field has also arrived online, though it does not capture any of the scenes shot there. According to ComicBookMovie, the scenes include Bane (Tom Hardy) interrupting the game to make his plea to the citizens of Gotham. The site includes audio from Hardy, though for those wishing to preserve some mystery for the highly-anticipated sequel, the video below offers none of Hardy's speech.
Pittsburgh became a location for The Dark Knight Rises after a long search for locations that eschewed Chicago, the previous location for outdoor scenes in Gotham. However, since arriving in the city, the "spy" footage has increased. Nolan can't be too pleased, considering his previous movie, Inception, was so closely guarded it was hard to know anything about the movie prior to its release. (Arguably, the same could be said after actually seeing the movie.)
With a story conceived by Nolan and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), the script was written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. Little has been revealed about the movie's story, other than it will concern the return of Batman (Christian Bale) to face Bane (Hardy) and will somehow include Selina Kyle (Hathaway), either as a love interest or villain or both. Returning cast members include Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Nestor Carbonell as the mayor of Gotham City and Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, with new additions that include Marion Cotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as policeman John Blake, Alon Aboutboul as a "mad scientist," Juno Temple as Holly Robinson and Josh Pence as the young Ra's al Ghul.