‘Dark Knight’ Interviews and Set Visit Report
As The Dark Knight‘s release date looms ever closer, studio-arranged embargoes on coverage of the film appear to be lifting and the set visits, interviews and other coverage that have been kept out of the public eye for the last year or so are arriving on the ‘Net.
Over the last few years, some of my favorite "official" coverage of comics-themed films has arrived via the crew at SuperHeroHype and ComingSoon.net. Their recent Dark Knight package is no exception.
Along with a comprehensive report on their visit to the set of the film, there are also interviews with actors Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman, as well as director Christopher Nolan and the film’s production and costume designers.
From their analysis of the Bat Suit:
Also notable was the neck. Rather than being big and bulky like the "Begins" costume, it was very thin and made of several pieces. As the costumer would later tell us, they actually had to scale down the Bat mask so it wouldn’t look so huge on the smaller neck. Also noteworthy was the bat logo being significantly smaller and split in two pieces. When I asked the costumer about it later, he said there was actually some debate for a time whether to even have the logo or not.
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I also got to see what was under the cape. It was laced up in the back and there was no bat butt. (I knew you were wondering.) All in all, the costume looked great, and very functional, in person.
So there you have it: There will be no "bat butt" in the sequel.
Head over to SuperHeroHype for the rest of the Dark Knight set visit, as well as other items from their on-location coverage.
The Dark Knight hits theaters July 18.