Bruce Wayne is sticking with the one percent, it seems, as “The Dark Knight Rises” won’t be occupying Wall Street after all.
Reports that Christopher Nolan would potentially be shooting portions of his final Batman movie in New York City’s Zuccotti Park — the home base for the New York chapter of the Occupy Wall Street movement — have turned out to be false. According to Entertainment Weekly, a Warner Bros. representative has shot down the rumor, saying that there are no plans for “The Dark Knight Rises” to film scenes in Zuccotti Park.
That doesn’t mean shooting won’t still commence in New York City. Whether he’s marching with the 99 percent or watching them from a distance, the Caped Crusader is bringing his unique brand of justice to Manhattan as Nolan prepares a two week shoot of “The Dark Knight Rises,” turning certain areas of the Big Apple into Gotham City for a time.
As for what exactly Nolan plans to shoot in New York? Your guess is as good as ours. It’s not unreasonable to assume that the shoot will involve civil unrest, possibly even protesting, based on the original reports that Occupy Wall Street could factor into “The Dark Knight Rises” as a built-in part of the plot. Combine that with the chaos we’ve already seen rampaging through Gotham and you’ve got a fairly safe bet that some bad things are brewing in the five burroughs. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear something concrete.
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