‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to Film Skydiving Scenes in Scotland

Producers are seeking extras for a football game scene set at the Gotham City high school.

The Dark Knight Rises shooting skydiving scenes in Scotland and looking for extras in Pittsburgh
The Dark Knight Rises shooting skydiving scenes in Scotland and looking for extras in Pittsburgh
Christopher Nolan is currently shooting his final Batman adventure, The Dark Knight Rises, at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, England, which is the new home of Wayne Manor. However, another unit of the production is shooting at the Cairngorm Gliding Club in the Highlands of Scotland for several skydiving scenes. The secretive shoot happened at the Gliding Club's Feshie Bridge site. Here are some excerpts from a recent article.

"Parachutists dressed in black and using a private jet painted black have been in action at Cairngorm Gliding Club's site at Feshie Bridge.

The club declined to comment, but sources have told BBC News Scotland online that the filming is for Batman.

A former US military C130 Hercules transport aircraft linked to The Dark Knight Rises has also been making flights from Inverness Airport.

Feshie Bridge was reported as the location for filming earlier this month by Gavin Musgrove, editor of the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

It was not known if this week's activity at the gliding club was for scenes in the film, or preparation work ahead of proper filming."

Also, The Dark Knight Rises is seeking extras in the Pittsburgh area for an August 6 shoot. The extras will be used in a football game scene, involving the Gotham City high school team. Here's a description of the scene below.

"The scene we're in will be a football game, but not just any football game. We'll be cheering on the Gotham Rogues as they take on their rival team the Rapid City Monuments."

It isn't known how this scene will play out in the movie quite yet. Click Here! for information on how to become an extra in 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.

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Comments (20)

  1. Christine Kelt

    I saw the hercules plane parked at Feshiebridge on Wed 29th (was leading a group of kids in the area for their DofE award expedition) there were a few overhead tornado planes going up and down the glen and I just assumed the extra security was for the Queen, not batman- how exciting!

    4 years agoby @Christine-KeltFlag

  2. Rich Ebersole

    cool cool!

    4 years agoby @Rich-EbersoleFlag

  3. Sean

    Yes, it certainly is.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. SonOfOne41

    So is there a possiblilty that Hugo Strange is still in this, or is that rumor gone???

    4 years agoby @SonOfOne41Flag

  5. Chris Anderson

    I hear anne hathaway is going to be cat women so it is probably going to be a superb movie

    4 years agoby @Chris-Anderson-12585147Flag

  6. MovieManiac

    @summit10 That would be cool but Nolan has stated that his universe is not tied with any other DC character universes so that idea would never happen.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  7. Sean

    Yeah, i'd like to see that as well. I wonder if they would have Nightwing in Dark Knight rises or in a Batman movie, that would come out sometime after it ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. skywise

    @themoviefanatic Of course i would love that. If they introduced Grayson this time around it would be interesting to see a Nightwing storyline or at least Valley taking up the mantle of Batman. However, with the breaking of Bats at the end of Knightfall it led to the "Batman Family" and that is not something i think Nolan would do. Of course, thats just my opinion.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Sean

    Maybe there will be an unexpected sequel to the Dark Knight Rises ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. skywise

    wonder what Nolan will do as his first film after leaving the Bat franchise.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. skywise

    Very cool. Cant wait till it all comes together.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Brandon Olson

    there gunna blow it all up too! hahah

    4 years agoby @Brandon-OlsonFlag

  13. Summit10

    very nice T.Shane, i know its still CN call, but Dick Grayson's involvement would be epic!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  14. T.Clark

    @summit10 Agreed. A DC Universe city would have been a cool Easter Egg.

    Let the "Dick Grayson in high school" rumors commence lol

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  15. Billyboy

    Security and police were all over Wallaton Hall today, couldn't get near it. Haven't seen any of the stars in the nottingham bars yet but there's quite a few of them.

    4 years agoby @billyboyFlag

  16. Sean


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  17. Summit10

    wish they had opted to Star City, Central City or Metroplis hehehe. this film is Gonna rock!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  18. Dragon1991

    This movie is going to be bad@ss

    4 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  19. ZanyZap

    Sounds pretty cool, or as those 90's kids used to say, sounds pretty fly. :P

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Awesome sauce :)

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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