Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The third Batman movie may not be filming in Chicago...

But at least Chicago will be the real world stand-in for Metropolis:
The Dark Knight Rises" will film in Pittsburgh starting this summer. Chicago will not be featured in the third installment in director Chris Nolan's franchise.

Chicago starred as Gotham City in 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight." The films brought an estimated economic boost of more than $50 million to the city.

Maybe the Man of Steel scared off the Dark Knight?

Nolan is producing "Superman: Man of Steel" about the same time as the new Batman movie.

Richard Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office, told the Chicago Tribune it would have been "challenging" for the filmmakers and the city to handle both films.
I look forward to seeing how Chicago will turn into Metropolis. In The Dark Knight the city looked less like Gotham and more like...Chicago. At least in Batman Begins, Chicago looked like Gotham City.

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