Archive for May 2011

Confirmation on TDK filming at Inverness Airport

The twitterverse has been tweeting that The Dark Knight Rises is doing some filming involving Inverness Airport, but there was never confirmation or detail, until this tag on an IGN article about stars Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne),  Michael Caine (Alfred) and Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle) filming interior Wayne Manor scenes at the Osterley Park mansion:

Finally, Highland News reports that TDKR will shoot scenes at Inverness Airport in Scotland in the next few weeks. Their source claims the airport will be used “to shoot various aerial scenes.”  More

Aerial scenes are presumably second unit, accounting for the inability of civilians to confirm anything.

The Dark Knight Rises production updates

Production is continuing apace on “The Dark Knight Rises” in the UK and now Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark in New Jersey, says he’s had a meeting with some of the filmmakers.

“Met with the producer and studio team for the next Batman Movie. Great people! They hope to film scenes in Nwk. Holy Brick City Batman! POW!” he said in a tweet over the weekend.  More

From Dark Horizons


DC Comics relaunch… enough to repair the damage?

DC Comics was unable to capitalize on the popularity of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight or the record-breaking viral that proceeded it catapulting interest in Batman to a high unseen since the 1989 Tim Burton.  Fans of the movie who entered comic shops as newcomers were met with long-time readers heading out the door in disgust  with storylines like Batman RIP.

With Nolan’s third and final Batman installment The Dark Knight Rises already lighting up the internet with pre-viral volleys such as #thefirerises campaign to launch the Official Dark Knight Rises website, savvy industry watchers are wondering if DC can redeem itself.  Attention is riveted on Anne Hathaway cast as Catwoman, and DC’s notorious mishandling of that character has been named as one of three episodes* that closed comic shops in the economic downturn.

While it’s too late to save the shops that have closed, DC does seem to have a plan to reboot their universe and relaunch their titles. Bleeding Cool presents Flashpost: The Issue One Renumbering Of The DC Universe.  It remains to be seen if those within the comics bubble are cognizant of the non-reading public who comprise the bulk of movie audiences and how to appeal to them.  (Hint: Bruce Wayne being alive and well and wearing a cape would be a good place to start.)

Overheard on the social networks

Fanboys have the memory of a gypsy moth! So now Matthew Modine has been cast, and they’re screaming about “Too many villains.”  Don’t they remember when they did the same thing with Batman Begins and half of them weren’t major characters but Zsasz on screen for 10 seconds.

overheard on Facebook

More SWAT, vehicles from The Dark Knight Rises circulate on Twitter

Anne Hathaway talking Batman…

She doesn’t say much in this 40 second interview with challenging sound quality, but sat down with Anne Hathaway and that’s enough to get twitter a-tweeting

Written by Gotham Trending

05/30/2011 at 2:21 pm

Batman LIVE teaser trailer

BATMAN LIVE focuses on Dick Grayson’s story and his quest for justice as Robin, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Batman.  The tacky Schumacher-esque costumes, cheesey batmobile and campy ’66 style performances have garnered a little flack, but really no one cares.

Written by Gotham Trending

05/30/2011 at 6:44 am