Here’s some news that may leave Batman fans scratching their heads. Scouting is currently underway in Michigan for The Dark Knight Rises; production crews reportedly scouted locations, including a water treatment plant, in Grand Ledge’s Fitzgerald Park last week, but for something entirely unexpected. Sources told Michigan’s WILX [via AICN] “the area is being considered as a hideout for Batman sidekick Robin.”
Another rumor? A killer joke? Didn’t Christian Bale say he’d “refuse to work” if Robin was introduced into the new Batman stories? Still, this news is quite intriguing, especially when coming off the heels of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s possible addition to the cast. Could he be the boy wonder, forced to take the mantle when/if Bane breaks the Bat’s back? Could be a unique take on the Knightfall storyline … repeat after me: IN NOLAN I TRUST.
Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy were recently cast as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) and Bane, respectively, in The Dark Knight Rises, scheduled for release on July 20, 2012.