‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Lazarus Pit Set Photos

The crew sets up its first shots on location in Jodhpur, India, where a green screen will recreate this mythical vat of arcane chemicals.
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Lazarus Pit Set Photos

The very first set images from The Dark Knight Rises' on-location shoot in Jodhpur, India have arrived. These images, which show the crew setting up a vast outdoor green screen, are rumored to be The Lazarus Pit, which will appear in Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending sequel. Take a look at the images below.

By request, these photos have been removed.

According to the DC Comics Universe, the Lazarus Pit is a "mythical vat of arcane chemicals first discovered by Ra's al Ghul as a cure for the dying son of a sultan he worked for. The Pit had a terrible side effect, however; it turned the Prince temporarily insane, leading to him killing the doctor's wife. After being blamed for the murder, the man who would become Ra's Al Ghul was buried in the desert. He was rescued by a tribe and a boy named Huew. After this, he used the Lazarus Pit to save himself, and vowed to avenge his wife. The doctor gave himself the title Ra's al Ghul - The Demon's Head."

It is not known how The Lazarus Pit will play into the plot of The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.

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  • slysnide • 4 years ago

    To go down with the ship, or not to go down with the ship, that is the question.

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    • funkster • 4 years ago

      Another argument against this being the Lazarus Pit is the green screen. As much trouble as Nolan goes through to use practical special effects and stunts whenever possible, I doubt that he would go CGI for a small body of water, mystical or otherwise.

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      • nautical05 • 4 years ago

        SWWEEETTTT!!!!

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        • masterofthemoon • 4 years ago

          I doubt its the Lazarus Pit. Nolan has stated he don't want his Batman films being unrealistic so we're not going to get it. It might be something else.

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          • rjh094 • 4 years ago

            Maybe this will be how Nolan introduces the supernatural side of Batman (villains such as Clayface and Man-Bat). A fountain of youth (the lazarus pit) may be supernatural, but most people are familiar with the myth.

            I'll be glad either way though.

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            • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

              @bawnian-dexeus yea but i am sure there is a reason for it or he wouldt have it...

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                @Salem6777 I'm simply saying that its the opposite of what Nolan has done so far

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                • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

                  @bawnian-dexeus oh come on i am sure Chris wont let us down....i hope

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                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                    Not much to look at.

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                    • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

                      sweet i hope RAG IS BACK

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                      • shuabert • 4 years ago

                        I hope this isn't the direction they're going with casting a young RAG. I just assumed they were using the character in flashbacks to set up Thalia's story (I know she's not confirmed as being in the movie, but many sites are speculating that "Miranda Tate" (Marion Cotillard) is actually an alias for Thalia).

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                        • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                          I'm with @insertusernamehere on this one. We don't actually know what that is a picture of at the moment.

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                          • lastwerdz • 4 years ago

                            Insiders are doing a great job but leaking should be kept at minimum unlike that new Spider Man film who has been spoiled beyond recognition

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                              Lazarus Pit? Did we suddenly get transported to Earth Two?

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                              • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                @aoshi well when it comes down to it Batman is a comic book story. Nolans world or not, its still a comic. anything can happen still

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  So a whole in the ground, green screen = lazarus pit...will wait till we actually hear from Nolan as usual

                                  i thought this was an eye or something from the pic on the main page lol

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                                  • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                                    @shuabert: I know nothing of this pit, but what you said makes a lot of sense.

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                                    • aoshi • 4 years ago

                                      @pjwolsker I hope he doesn't. He had a good death in Begins (for once the villain didn't scream like a p*ssy when confronted with his own death) and Nolan's Batman world is supposed to be based on reality. Bringing him back from the dead or him never actually dying would ruin it all.

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                                      • shuabert • 4 years ago

                                        Bane grows up in a Central-American prison in the comics, but maybe in Nolan's version he'll be made to work in a mine or something, like as a slave. Maybe this is part of Bane's backstory.

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                                        • aoshi • 4 years ago

                                          Wow, and this crappy photo merits an article?

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