‘The Dark Knight Rises’ New Set Photos

Filming for Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has moved from Los Angeles to New York and the images have already begun to hit the web. The first set making the rounds show Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon Levitt in full costume outside of NYC’s Trump Tower (which is standing in for Wayne Enterprises in the film). Exactly what’s happening in these images isn’t clear but the word is that Wayne’s Lamborghini is being towed and Levitt is escorting Wayne to a waiting police cruiser. (Click on each of the photos to view them larger.)

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Set Videos

Some intrepid fans also captured some footage of the filming. In the videos below, we get another look at Bale and Levitt filming the scene from the photos. There’s also some great action footage of a Gotham City SWAT team in action. There’s nothing really spoilery so you’re free to watch with no fanboy guilt.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Filming at Trump Tower


Joseph Gordon Levitt in Action

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Movie Synopsis

Elsewhere, Cosmic Book News is reporting that they have been given a copy of the plot synopsis for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. There’s no word if this is legitimate but it does appear to fit with what we know so far.

“Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent’s murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.

Oscar Winner Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the third time along with stars Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commisioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join the cast as Wayne Enterprise board member Miranda Tate and Gotham Cop John Blake. Rounding out the cast are Anne Hathaway as the sleek Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.”

Finally, a federal memo sent to the employees of the Raymond Boulevard Building informs that filming will take place at the northwest corner of the building on November 4th, 2011 with over 100 actors. So, if you’re in the area, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the action.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is directed by Christopher Nolan and comes out July 20, 2012 starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.