Warner Bros. Pictures and director Christopher Nolan are waving the Bat cape to the Windy City and preparing to swoop into Steeler nation for their third installment, The Dark Knight Rises. With production scheduled to begin shooting shortly, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the director has confirmed intentions to move the shooting location to The Steel City. As part of the news piece, Nolan likewise confirmed once again that this will be his final installment in the Batman saga.
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city," he says, "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."
Chicago is where Nolan and Warner Bros. Pictures shot the first two installments of the recently-rebooted franchise. Check out the full story here.
The third installment stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Juno Temple. Writing duo David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan penned the screenplay.
The Dark Knight Rises strikes theaters July 20, 2012.