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Third 'Dark Knight' to film in Pittsburgh

Christian Bale is shown in a scene from the 2010 movie, 'The Dark Knight.' (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Syncopy / DC Comics)

April 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The last installment of the Batman movie series will be shot in Pittsburgh for at least one month, director Christopher Nolan announced.

"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. We have been able to find everything we were looking for here and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman," he said in a statement.

Nolan, who has helmed the two previous Batman films starring Christian Bale as the caped crime fighter, said he finally settled on the city because of its architecture and diverse sampling of locations.

The Pennsylvania city is no stranger to film productions, having been the location for more than 100 film and television products since 1990, including "I Am Number Four" and Kevin Smith's "Zack & Miri Make A Porno."

A Pittsburgh Film Office official said filming could last between four and six weeks and will start in July.

The film, "The Dark Knight Rises," is scheduled to be released in July 2012, and stars Bale, Gary Oldman, and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

The previous two films include "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.