These images from the World Premier of The Dark Knight on 68th Street and Broadway in NYC, come via two sources — the glitzy posed shots with excellent lighting were posted by Cinematical, whilst the candid but super high resolution shots were taken by Flickr user czangle:
On Set & Candid
Dark Knight World Premier Gallery July 16th, 2008
More pictures from Hong Kong November 14th, 2007
Flickr user 070758 has also granted us permission to reproduce these two photos depicting preparation for the “batman base jump” and a nicely posed police officer extra:
Batman in Hong Kong Part 2 November 12th, 2007
The International Herald Tribune report that the majority of The Dark Knight’s Hong Kong filming has now been completed. Scenes included “dozens of police officers” storming a skyscraper in the financial district, filmed late on Sunday and early on Monday morning; whilst earlier in the week Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) and Bruce Wayne were filmed having a conversation on a bridge near Lyndhurst Terrace. Bale also stated in a press conference that he was scheduled to jump from the “90 floor International Finance Center”. And that he did — scroll down to see the vertigo inducing pictures of Batman standing on the edge of the tall building, and video of the encircling Helicopter.
The Press Conference via BlipTV:
In this conference Chris Nolan also debunked those previous rumors that a scene was abandoned because of pollution, citing script changes as the real reason.You can find another entertainment round-up in this ITN video hosted on YouTube:
Hong Kong Videos:
A Round up of the HK Action and Batman Jump (pictures montage and footage towards the end):
Police Storming the Scene
Morgan Freeman being filmed:
Hong Kong News Reports:
Hong Kong Pictures:
Batman’s Big Jump:
High Resolution shots of the HK filming, from Christian Bale Fan. Check out the link for lots more galleries and high resolution pictures of Bale and Freeman.
At the Airport (via AICN):
C-130 Aircraft Flies Over Hong Kong November 8th, 2007
A number of news crews were on hand to witness some of the C-130 aircraft Hong Kong fly overs which took place today as part of The Dark Knight’s filming schedule:
The Standard have posted an article covering the event. Once again it seems filled with more of their negative commentary — stating that the fly overs failed to “thrill fans” and those that waited outside to catch a glimpse of Batman or the bat signal. I get the feeling they are not entirely happy with the TDK HK shoot.
In other related news, Cybrpunk has posted some street closures in the area to make way for Batman and his chums. Specifically, November 9th between 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Lyndhurst Terrace and Cochrane Street:
Battersea Power Station Explosion for TDK October 12th, 2007
This was a turn up for the books. Unlike the well anticipated Chicago demolition, this explosion came completely unprompted and minus the live video footage, helicopter feed and local photographers.
However, The London Paper were on scene to capture some images and make a comprehensive report, to our delight.
The emergency services were flooded with calls from local residents who feared the defunct electricity generating plant had been targeted by terrorists.
But they were reassured the 200ft fireball, accompanied by columns of grey smoke, which could bee seen for miles across the capital, was a special effect for the latest Batman film.
SPOILER: The spectacular stunt scene, in which Batman actor Christian Bale narrowly cheats death, is believed to be the opening sequence of the fifth caped crusader movie The Dark Knight.
Resident Marck Jason, 24, of Battersea, said: “I was gobsmacked. I was just walking home and saw this bloody huge explosion.
“Obviously my first thought was that it was a terrorist attack and I dialled 999.
“I know it’s sort of cool that the place is being used for a film, as its a brilliant building, but a bit of warning wouldn’t have hurt.”
If anyone has more from the scene we’d love to hear from you!
Via Daily Mail
Gotham City Vehicles Spotted in London October 10th, 2007
Supplied with the expressed permission of Whatleydude.
Batman Tidbits September 8th, 2007
Here are a couple of interesting things from through-out this week. First up, Yahoo have posted the voice-over Dark Knight teaser video in high definition, here’s the link.
Here is another Gotham explosion video via YouTube:
Over at the SHH forums Big Engine posted up some inside pictures of the Cardington Hangers in the UK, to be used as the setting for a fight scene:
And some SWAT stunt footage via Lexwalk (warning the description of this video and the video itself can be considered a bit spoilerish):
Meanwhile, Maggie Gyllenhaal has been doing some modelling for Agent Provocateur.
And have a good weekend folks!
The Dark Knight’s Lamborghini Crash September 8th, 2007
One lucky flickr user, carscomeditor, was on scene with camera to witness the Murcielago accident.
Check out the flickr gallery for a couple more pictures.