The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh Steelers To Film Scene



This weekend Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is set to film a big scene at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Thousands of locals are going to be onhand as extras, including members of the Steelers.

Saturday morning will see Ben Roethlisberger and about a dozen of his teammates, including Hines Ward, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior and Casey Hampton, putting on uniforms for the movie.

Thomas Tull, the executive producer on The Dark Knight Rises and part owner of the Steelers, had a hand at getting the movie to film in Pittsburgh in addition to the Steelers having a role.

“I’m kind of getting everybody together,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I heard it’s going to be a neat thing at the stadium. I don’t think it will be a big part, it’s not like we’re chasing Batman down or anyting. It’s something neat that in 10 years or 20 years we can tell our kids we were in a movie. Thomas does movies big and I’m sure it will be a big-time movie and something fun to be part of.”


The two time NFL Superbowl champion quarterback continues, giving a clue as to the team’s part.

“From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be like a pre-game, warming-up type thing,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t know the whole concept. There’s a Gotham team, a football game. We’ll be wearing uniforms. It will be fun.”

Editor’s Note: Picture Source: Magician Mike Seege Facebook (friend of CBN Editor Matt McGloin)

Update: Gotham Football Jersey source (colors look familiar): Twitter

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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