Director Christopher Nolan confirmed earlier today that The Dark Knight Rises will be filmed in Pittsburgh sometime this summer. Here's what Christopher Nolan had to say about the Pennsylvania city in a statement, which also confirmed this will be his last Batman movie as a director.
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman."
Dawn Keezer, the director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, revealed the sequel will shoot in downtown Pittsburgh and adjacent areas for four to six weeks, although it isn't clear when production will start in Pittsburgh. Dawn Keezer also said that the director was lured to the city by its architecture.
"They're still nailing down actual locations but what they really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas."
The Dark Knight Rises production will be a global affair, with shooting already slated to take place in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, Bucharest, and Detroit. We reported last week that The Dark Knight Rises will be the last Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan. Warner Bros. plans to reboot the franchise after The Dark Knight Rises, although Christopher Nolan will remain on board as a producer.