One of the first emails I read when I returned to Pittsburgh was from Dawn Keezer of the Pittsburgh Film Office finally confirming that Batman will be filming in Pittsburgh this summer.
So the squeee (my God, how is that not a word yet, Mr. Merriam Spellcheck?) I let out on the plane as it taxied to the gate, coupled with the previous “OUT, DAMN SPOT!” ranting of a mother traveling by plane with small children, pretty much put the nail in my Crazy Lady coffin, as far as my planemates were concerned.
The superhero movies are, to me, the movie events of the year in all their upside down Spider Man kissing, explosion kabooming, damsel in distress-saving glory. Love them.
And to have one of them, arguably the biggest of them all, filmed right here in Pittsburgh? I will put the Taylor Lautner-stalking teeny-boppers to shame with my Batmobile stalking practices. I’ll be all, “OMG. THERE IT IS! I THINK ITS HEADLIGHT JUST WINKED AT ME! I WANT TO TOUCH MY PRECIOUSSSSSSS.”
Christopher Nolan says he chose Pittsburgh because it’s a “beautiful city.”
At least they’ll have plenty of options if they have an open-call for thug-like characters.
Pittsburg may be a nice place to live, but it definitely is in the middle of nowhere.
Yeehaw, mama, the dagnabit goat got aht the yard again. Pa’s gonna holler like a dadgum banshee. I’ma go shuck some corn, ya hear?
And last, but certainly not least, the celebrity-loving, Tiger Woods-stalking Luke Ravenstahl says:
“This is another example of the growing film industry in our community and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them.”
Let me translate: “I am going to proclamate the dadgum shit out of this.”