According to production sources, The Dark Knight Rises will include footage from the Occupy Wall Street protests.
We’re not entirely sure what the anti-capitalist movement has to do with a 250 million dollar movie featuring a billionaire who spends his spare time beating up poor people (and supervillains), but we’re sure it’ll be very exciting.
Christopher Nolan’s crew arrives in New York on Oct. 29 to film. They’ve filed for permits under code name Magnus Rex in the area the protests are taking place.
A casting call has gone out asking for actors with “military and / or law enforcement training / experience, weapons training, and / or martial arts training.”
So, yeah, the protesters had probably better be polite to their new pals.
We’re secretly hoping that Nolan’s written in a scene in which Batman throws batarangs to knock the champagne glasses out of the hands of the bankers who’ve been pictured gloating high above the protests.
But that’s probably fairly unlikely.