One of the earliest rumors when ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was in pre-production was the introduction of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as The Riddler. Gordon-Levitt is certainly in the movie but in what role is yet to be determined. He is officially cast as Gotham police officer John Blake and he was on hand in Pittsburgh to film his portion of the movie.

In the video below, if you look closely, he has a red gasoline container in his hand and is supposedly walking into an orphanage. The second video is him and Daniel Dunjata in a conversation. Is he supposed to be one of the good guys or something more sinister? Online discussions all point to him being someone important but no idea who yet. Check out the videoes below and you decide!

(videos courtesy of Subaruwrxfan)

And while we’re on the subject of Gotham police, below is a scene Gary Oldman filmed as Commissioner Gordon on one of Bane’s vehicles.




(video courtesy of Miclarko)


And how could we not include a post about spoilers without adding these close up pictures of Tom Hardy as Bane. These were taken at Heinz Field last week and are courtesy of the Chrysler Group. These are the closest pics we’ve seen of the costume. And by the looks of it, Bane is certainly going to be a formidable opponent for The Dark Knight. You can click these images to get a larger view.

Lastly, here are the latest videos taken from today’s location shoot in Philadelphia. Looks like they are still working on the big chase scene with the Batwing right behind. The last video is of an aerial view of the chase scene with an explosion (look for it around the 0.15 mark).

(videos courtesy  of MagicScout)

(video courtesy  of PGHQ Morning Show)

From all the pictures and the bystander video footages, looks like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will be one great rollercoaster ride! ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ premieres in theaters July 20th, 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.