Michael Caine Says 'The Dark Knight Rises' Starts Filming in May
If there's one person who hasn't been all that shy when speaking about the highly anticipated sequel The Dark Knight Rises, it's the great Michael Caine. Whether it's simply his best guess or wildly inaccurate information, Caine usually has something to say that gets the online community in a tizzy. However, with the timeline leading up to the release of the sequel, combined with the casting rumors we've heard, this time it sounds like he might be right. Caine recently told Empire that he's expecting to have the script by January and is under the impression they'll be shooting the film in May. Hopefully we'll get official word on cast sooner than later. Read on!
As for Caine's remarks, he attributes this timeline to director Christopher Nolan himself and producer Emma Thomas. The actor said, "Emma [Thomas], the producer, said we'd get the script in January. Christopher said: 'Script in January, shoot in May, finish in November.'" Sounds about right to me. That gives them about 8 months of post-production and that roughly follows the same schedule when The Dark Knight was heading into production. Remember, Tom Hardy is supposed to have a major role alongside franchise stars like Caine, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman. In addition, we've heard some rumors about female casting for a couple roles, and now we're just waiting for some real character and story details. More news for The Dark Knight Rises can't come soon enough. Commence with your excitement below!