You may have heard the rumors that Dark Knight is set to film a good number of scenes in Pittsburgh this summer, but they’ve been just that, rumors.
You have one man to thank for this tidbit of info being picked up by the local media, the owner of the ScareHouse, Scott Simmons who picked it up via an item in the Hollywood Reporter. But the Reporter article wasn’t very clear and Scott himself was all, “Wait. I can’t tell, but does this mean Dark Knight is filming in Pittsburgh?!”
People didn’t care if it was true or not. After Scott found the article, twitter went nuts and then the local media went nuts reporting the rumor with headlines like “Dark Knight to film in Pittsburgh?”
I emailed the film office, like others did, but was given no confirmation. More of a “we’ll see!” So I decided to wait and see. I didn’t want to be all SQUEEE only to have my squeee viciously popped. Sad squeee. Worse than a sad trombone.
Then came news that Corbett froze the Film Tax Credits until the budget is complete next month and Nancy Mosser casting said this:
FILM FRIENDS FRIENDS WHO WANT FILM TO CONTINUE IN PITTSBURGH: Yesterday they announced the next BATMAN movie will film in Pittsburgh. This movie is coming because of the PA Film Tax Credit. This is the only tax program in PA that costs us nothing & brings in a ton of money.
TODAY we got news that Corbett put a freeze on the tax credit until after the budget is finalized next month. The producers of Batman and 2 other movies have all said if the money is not released they WILL go elsewhere and Pittsburgh will lose an astronomical amount of money.
Call, write or email your representative and the Governor & tell them to release the tax credit so we have work & BATMAN!!
But even then, Batman was still just a rumor, so I again went to the Film Office armed with the Nancy Mosser info and still nothing was confirmed. So I kept quiet. Waiting. And hoping.
Now Scott posts this picture on his twitter account, taken February 18 and “we’ll see” has basically become “SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE?!”
It’s still not confirmed by the Film Office or Warner Brothers and the tax credit thing still might come into play, but for now …
Holy superhero. Batman. Pittsburgh.
To the Stalkermobile!