Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Batman made an appearance in Pittsburgh today during the filming of the Dark Knight Rises, taking place at CMU’s Mellon Institute. They have Fifth Avenue blocked off between S. Bellefield Ave and S. Craig St. The day included snow, fake pillars, lots of fighting extras, and a very special appearance by Pittsburgh rain.

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Checking Batman's makeup

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Checking Batman's costume and Batbelt

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Prepping Batman for the next take

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Hey, Batman gets thirsty too ya know!

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Batman standing by while they attach the stand-in pillar

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Wiping down Batman's mask - they really pamper this guy

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Christian Bale as Batman on the set of Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

Batman and Bane Stand-Ins

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Batman and Bane stand-in body doubles

Extras Fighting

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall in the snow (and rain)

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - extras fighting on the steps of Gotham City Hall

Stand-in Pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Installing the Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars with damage

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars with significant damage

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars with damage

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars with moderate damage

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars with damage

Batman: Gotham City Hall damaged pillars

Gotham City Hall damaged pillars and wooden frame

Gotham City Hall damaged pillars and wooden frame

The Aftermath

On the Batman Film Set: SWAT and Gotham Police Aftermath

On the Batman Film Set: SWAT and Gotham Police Aftermath

 

On the Batman Film Set: SWAT and Gotham Police Aftermath

On the Batman Film Set: SWAT and Gotham Police Aftermath

Quick Batman Video

Moving the Tumbler on Fifth Ave!

Bonus Gallery

Update:

Batman set in Oakland behind the Software Engineering Institute at CMU

Batman set in Oakland behind the Software Engineering Institute at CMU

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