It seems like Nolan and his team have been at it once again in down town Chicago, although this time with a notable addition — Christian Bale has at long last been spotted on set. These pictures and set reports are all from the August 12th shoot. To outline the events we have, via X-realms, El Eshoo’s report — to start with:
I had a chance to watch/gawk at some filming of Batman (Sunday, Aug 12th) at the 330 North Wabash Building. They had several different vehicles out there (Gotham Police Dept, Gotham News Vans, Military vehicles, Bomb Squad truck, etc.) which was cool to see. But I’d say the best of all: I was lucky enough to be 10 feet from Christopher Nolan, Aaron Eckhart and Mr. Bruce Wayne himself … Christian Bale! They were filming some “Press Conference” stuff in the lobby of 330 earlier in the day, broke for lunch around 1:00-ish and then filmed some more “Press Conference” stuff.
Then they brought in some Army-type guys along with camouflaged Hummers and Trucks with machine-gunners to shoot some Helicopter fly-bys. They closed down a SHITLOAD of areas for this (police stopping traffic from Michigan Ave to LaSalle), not allowing anyone in the area (no foot traffic aloud during fly-bys down Chicago River towards lake) and were even heavier on the NO PICTURES crap. The choppers came pretty low as they passed over the courtyard outside of 330 North Wabash where military and Gotham press people were all around. Cameras on the ground were filming the fly-bys.
Mr. Eshoo was able to take a fair few pictures in his time amongst Rory’s First Kiss:
For more of these shots check out the X-realms report. Next up, Sterno74 managed to capture a fantastic high resolution shot of the fake National Guard fly overs, click the image for large or check out his flickr profile.
And last, but certainly not least, a fellow by the name of Spanish39 was on location to snatch a few more images, this time of the infamous Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne — here he is with Christopher Nolan: