New footage has emerged for the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises, with scenes staging a riot around Wall Street in Manhattan Saturday. The video is blowing up on YouTube, and as the New York Daily News explained, more than 1,000 extras participated. The scene, which apparently involves the police of Gotham firing on a mob, went through several re-shoots while hordes of people stood watching. The extras shot one another with fake rifles, some of them dropping and playing dead.
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy acted out a scene where Batman and the nefarious Bane slug it out, all while director Christopher Nolan kept track of everything. Matthew Modine, who landed the role of officer Nixon, also appeared in costume.
Though a spokeswoman from the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed before scene took place that it was for The Dark Knight Rises, DNAinfo reported that signs from the production read Magnus Rex, possibly to avoid drawing attention to the set of one of the most anticipated movies of 2012. The signs also notified residents that gunfire would be audible and was only part of the shoot.
When Anne Hathaway arrived in Newark Friday to participate in a scene, she got a warm reception from everyone who came to watch. She looked like she was really happy to see [the crowd], said Carly DiFrancisco, who West Orange Patch reported had showed up an hour early to catch a glimpse of Hathaway. It was worth it.
The Dark Knight Rises also stars Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It opens in theaters in July.