‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Lazarus Pit Set Photos

The crew sets up its first shots on location in Jodhpur, India, where a green screen will recreate this mythical vat of arcane chemicals.

The very first set images from The Dark Knight Rises' on-location shoot in Jodhpur, India have arrived. These images, which show the crew setting up a vast outdoor green screen, are rumored to be The Lazarus Pit, which will appear in Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending sequel. Take a look at the images below.

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According to the DC Comics Universe, the Lazarus Pit is a "mythical vat of arcane chemicals first discovered by Ra's al Ghul as a cure for the dying son of a sultan he worked for. The Pit had a terrible side effect, however; it turned the Prince temporarily insane, leading to him killing the doctor's wife. After being blamed for the murder, the man who would become Ra's Al Ghul was buried in the desert. He was rescued by a tribe and a boy named Huew. After this, he used the Lazarus Pit to save himself, and vowed to avenge his wife. The doctor gave himself the title Ra's al Ghul - The Demon's Head."

It is not known how The Lazarus Pit will play into the plot of The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: Comic Book Movie

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  1. slysnide

    To go down with the ship, or not to go down with the ship, that is the question.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. Funkster

    Another argument against this being the Lazarus Pit is the green screen. As much trouble as Nolan goes through to use practical special effects and stunts whenever possible, I doubt that he would go CGI for a small body of water, mystical or otherwise.

    4 years agoby @funksterFlag

  3. Nautical


    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  4. masterofthemoon

    I doubt its the Lazarus Pit. Nolan has stated he don't want his Batman films being unrealistic so we're not going to get it. It might be something else.

    4 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  5. rjh094

    Maybe this will be how Nolan introduces the supernatural side of Batman (villains such as Clayface and Man-Bat). A fountain of youth (the lazarus pit) may be supernatural, but most people are familiar with the myth.

    I'll be glad either way though.

    4 years agoby @rjh094Flag

  6. Salem6777

    @bawnian-dexeus yea but i am sure there is a reason for it or he wouldt have it...

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Salem6777 I'm simply saying that its the opposite of what Nolan has done so far

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Salem6777

    @bawnian-dexeus oh come on i am sure Chris wont let us down....i hope

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  9. skywise

    Not much to look at.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Salem6777

    sweet i hope RAG IS BACK

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  11. Josh

    I hope this isn't the direction they're going with casting a young RAG. I just assumed they were using the character in flashbacks to set up Thalia's story (I know she's not confirmed as being in the movie, but many sites are speculating that "Miranda Tate" (Marion Cotillard) is actually an alias for Thalia).

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. ejk1

    I'm with @insertusernamehere on this one. We don't actually know what that is a picture of at the moment.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Lastwerdz

    Insiders are doing a great job but leaking should be kept at minimum unlike that new Spider Man film who has been spoiled beyond recognition

    4 years agoby @lastwerdzFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Lazarus Pit? Did we suddenly get transported to Earth Two?

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Pjwolsker

    @aoshi well when it comes down to it Batman is a comic book story. Nolans world or not, its still a comic. anything can happen still

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  16. Bane5000

    So a whole in the ground, green screen = lazarus pit...will wait till we actually hear from Nolan as usual

    i thought this was an eye or something from the pic on the main page lol

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  17. ZanyZap

    @shuabert: I know nothing of this pit, but what you said makes a lot of sense.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  18. aoshi

    @pjwolsker I hope he doesn't. He had a good death in Begins (for once the villain didn't scream like a p*ssy when confronted with his own death) and Nolan's Batman world is supposed to be based on reality. Bringing him back from the dead or him never actually dying would ruin it all.

    4 years agoby @aoshiFlag

  19. Josh

    Bane grows up in a Central-American prison in the comics, but maybe in Nolan's version he'll be made to work in a mine or something, like as a slave. Maybe this is part of Bane's backstory.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  20. aoshi

    Wow, and this crappy photo merits an article?

    4 years agoby @aoshiFlag

  21. Josh

    The Lazarus Pits would make little sense to introduce now after Nolan went out of his way to not mention them in Begins.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  22. The King of Thorns

    It's not a lazarus pit. I'm betting my non-existent bottom dollar that this is nothing more than an intricate entrance like-set to be, as @funkster mentioned, or it may possibly be a burial site. Who knows? All I know is that it's uncommon of Nolan to use green screen like this, and yes, it is in fact green screen. Look at the blown up picture, and you can see its sheet material and not liquid.

    4 years agoby @rexspinasFlag

  23. Pjwolsker

    yep ra's al gul and the league of shadows are definitely going to be in this. i know its not official for liam neeson to come back but i wouldnt be surprised if he did

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  24. gothamknight

    it looks more like a crater, something probably just explodes in the movie

    4 years agoby @gothamknightFlag

  25. incmob

    @funkster i agree with you however that it doesnt seem like something nolan would incorporate into "his" trilogy. he has kept the batman mythos pretty close to the heart, but it still seems a bit out of place maybe would be more suited in schumachers version of batman, but not nolans.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  26. incmob

    i hate to gloat but if it is true, I feel pretty proud that i called this awhile back, along with that it may relate to bane, with his strength which is a side effect of the pit.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  27. T.Clark

    We have no idea if this is the Lazarus Pit.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  28. thrashnasty190

    Hmm I just don't know what to think..

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  29. mosorwvlad

    This movie will blow everyone, even parris hilton !

    4 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  30. Rich Ebersole

    intresting aqnd wired at the same time!

    4 years agoby @Rich-EbersoleFlag

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