Close Up Photos of the Batwing from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Pittsburgh Set

Pittsburgh filming for director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film is in full swing and new behind-the-scenes images offer closer look at what is believed to be the Dark Knight's new aerial vehicle.

The Dark Knight Rises is the highly anticipated final installment of Warner Bros​ and DC Entertainment's new Batman film franchise. Christopher Nolan has returned to direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan​, from a story by himself and David S. Goyer. Details about the film's storyline are scarce, but it has already been established that one of villains set to take on the Batman (Christian Bale​) will be the powerhouse known as Bane (Tom Hardy​). Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), better known to comics fans as Catwoman, will also have a central role in the movie. The will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman​, Michael Caine​, Morgan Freeman​, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt​, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard​, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman​, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Aboutboul​, Matthew Modine​, Tom Conti, Brett Cullen​, Chris Ellis and Joey King and is scheduled to hit theaters July 20th, 2012.

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Krysalid

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I dunno what it would end up being, but it looks dope as hell.

Keven  |  Senior Editor

Keven's picture

i hope Batman goes crazy and spends like all of his budget on that ridiculous bat-plane thing and just eliminates the sh!t out of all his enemies. i dig it

Hellboy

Hellboy's picture

reminds me of this...

wheels1.5

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With stabilizers and engines in the back, maybe sections fold out like wings. Curiouser and curiouser.

UberGeek

UberGeek's picture

So want to see this thing in action!

wheels1.5

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I can't wait to see a shot of the whole thing.

Hamm3rtym3

Hamm3rtym3's picture

looks like borrowed HK pieces from Terminator Salvation Bale might have had lying around, had Nolan over for cocktails and war stories about who Hathaway gave a better Bj to, nolan saw those, asked what are those, then added hey...hows about a Bat-plane?

theguilty1

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The whole idea of Batman having some kind of strange looking plane seems out of place in the Nolan-verse. The way the Tumbler and Bat-pod were brought in seemed somewhat real world-ish and practical, so I'm looking forward to seeing how Nolan uses it. I'm not bashing it or anything, just a bit thrown off by it. I'm sure by the time it shows up in the movie, I won't question it. I (sorta, kinda, under protest) trust Nolan.

Upupandaway

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I like it (maybe because it reminds me of some G.I. Joe toy that you would press a button and wings pop out). I definitely see this as having all kinds of stealth capabilities and maybe some ground maneuverability (based in part by the compact size. Who knows?