The search for Gotham City can be tricky. New York was considered to the best resembling city then it was Chigaco, but it seems director Christopher Nolan has other plans.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has confirmation from Christopher Nolan himself that he’ll be shooting for four to six weeks in the downtown Pittsburgh area.
Here’s what Nolan had to say in a statement:
“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.”
Director of the Pittsburgh Film Office Dawn Keezer said that “what they really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.”
This though doesn’t necessarily mean that the production will be using Pittsburgh to replace Chicago as the setting of Gotham City, or if they’ll be supplementing Chicago locations with Pittsburgh.
What is sure is, that Pittsburgh shoot is likely a replacement for New Orleans, as reported by local blog Nola.com. There’s no shooting confirmed for Chicago yet.