Last week, we offered up a rumor that Batman would join the 99-percenters in the fight against Wall Street. Before you go down to Zuccotti Park looking for the bat-signal, we're here to let you know that Christopher Nolan will begin filming portions of The Dark Knight Rises in New York City, but there are no plans to #OccupyWallStreet.
After an open casting call for NYC extras for the bat-project hit the web, many were expecting to portray protestors, with the huge movement serving as a "backdrop or a stand-in for something that already exists in the film." The eagerly-anticipated movie, which has gone under the code name Magnus Rex for some time now, doesn't seem to be affecting the #OWS movement, as many residents seem to want to stay put until The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters.
With The Dark Knight Rises having wrapped the principal photography in Jodhpur, India, as well as Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles — production in New York City will start production on October 29. In the movie, Christian Bale returns as the Caped Crusader, while Tom Hardy tackles the role of villainous Bane. Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also support the final tale in the saga, which will hit theaters on July 12, 2012.
[via Entertainment Weekly]