PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Where else but Pittsburgh can you see “neo-gothic” towers rising in the skyline?
Rumors have it that the Golden Triangle will be a stand-in for Gotham City when Christian Bale returns in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“The buildings, the architecture, it’s sort of dated, but it’s not too dated. It’d be cool,” photography student Roger Olbey said.
But, at the Pittsburgh Film Office so far, mum’s the word.
“There’s five films all looking right now at the area,” Jessica Conner of the Flim Office said. “Hopefully, it will be a busy summer.”
“The Hollywood Reporter,” is going on the record indicating the latest “Batman” movie will begin filming this summer in London, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York.
Pittsburgh’s own Michael Keaton was director Tim Burton’s first choice to play the Caped Crusader in the 1989 “Batman” movie, as well as “Batman Returns.”
We also have “Penguins,” a la Danny DeVito.
Greg Eide, has been in the comic book business since 1972 and knows that “Batman” is good for business.
“’Batman’ has been the perennial favorite of all the comic book super heroes,” Eide said.
If Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center can’t do his flying saucer special effect for the movie, he wants a part.
“I could be the evil curator who manipulates the past to change the future. Although, I like to be on Batman’s side,” Masich said.
“Batman” will be coming to a theater near you. Perhaps, very near you.