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May 24, 2022

Christopher Nolan to shoot next Batman in Romania

Academy Award nominated director Christopher Nolan, who last year has blown our minds with the exceptional “Inception” will be reportedly shooting in Bucharest and other Romanian locations the latest installment of his Batman franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Information comes from Antena 3 quoting the Capital’s General Mayor Sorin Oprescu who said the cast and crew of this Hollywood blockbuster will begin production here in the end of March.

This comes after, later last year, news had it that Nolan had actually visited Romania incognito and considered shooting both in Bucharest and Turda salt mines, near Cluj.

The information is still not officially confirmed by either Nolan’s representatives or Warner Bros, the producers.

“The Dark Knight Rises” was confirmed by the director as his last plunge into the Batman universe, after “Batman Begins” (2005) and “The Dark Knight” (2008).The latest has received several accolades and most of all, brought the late Heath Ledger a posthumous and well deserved Oscar for his portrayal of The Joker. The sequel, set to open worldwide on July 2012 has Golden Globe winner Christian Bale return as the Caped Crusader, with several new additions to the cast. According to an official Warner Bros. release quoted by Collider, US actress Anne Hathaway was recently confirmed as Selina Kyle, otherwise known as Catwoman. UK actor and Orange Rising Star nominee Tom Hardy, who has worked with Nolan before in “Inception” will reportedly play the hero’s main antagonist, Bane, one of the most intelligent and physically powerful foes depicted in the DC comics. Hardy has been shooting in Romania before for 2005’s BBC production “Sweeney Todd.” The cast will also feature the film’s regulars, Michael Caine as Alfred and Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon. Christo­pher Nolan is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated British director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as “Memento” (2000), the remake “Insomnia” (2002), the film adaption “The Prestige “(2006), “Inception” (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise.

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