Earlier today saw Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises shoot a big scene at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh with thousands of locas as extras, including Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.
Seeing how there were so many in attendance, details from the shoot were sure to make their way on to the net.
And they have.
Comic Book Movie had someone there as an extra and provided some major details along with some pics (italics below is mine).
The Gotham Rogues played the Rapid City Monuments. During the opening kick off, Bane sets off a bomb that blows up a large chunk of the football field and kills the players (My note: Hines Ward was a part of this apparently). The mercs storm the stadium along with bane & he has some sort of bomb. He makes a speech about "the device being our liberation" It all looked really good & it was all filmed with IMAX cameras.
someone already put up about the tumblers, that's false info. They aren't included in the shot at all, only made an appearance to show them off
Not an earthquake machine. Nothing was said about it. It's probably a bomb...remember, they blew up the field so what he was standing on was the remains of the field. The rest will be altered digitally & covered in smoke
Correction: bane says "take control of your city....behold the object of your liberation"
Update: the bane scene was him walking out of the tunnel after the field was blown up. He spoke into a mic he took off a dead referee. He literally sounds like an old man on a respirator. It was hard to make out what he said. Something along the lines of "your city is being liberated..." he had a big object about 5 feet tall, it was a sphere, probably a bomb. Think about the one in the batman movie with two-face at the circus
The explosions werent much so im not too mad about it. Its all gonna be digital effects. It's sooo hot. They are having a raffle now. I think the next scene is bane, they said he comes out and threatens the crowd. I saw a friend of mine who was a merc, he said Tom hardy is super cool to talk to and real down the earth. He said the costumes are awesome. I'll try to snap pictures of him in action.
The explosions just happened, couldn't get a picture bc our section had to run away from it. They just said that the "field will be totally destroyed" and the only part left is the one picture I sent you with the field elevated. They also jus said the 3 tumblers will be brought out again bc "bane stole them" I don't know how true that is, but they announced it so let's see how that rolls
They are filming the football scene now where the players are running & the field is blowing up. There are holes in that plateau the players disappear into
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christan Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.
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