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Looking at all of the photos and videos of a snowy Gotham that trickled out of the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises over the weekend, all I can think about is how hot stars Christian Bale and Tom Hardy must be. As Bane, wearing a wool-lined coat, stood atop a camouflaged Batmobile on Saturday, it was pushing 90 degrees in the Steel City. On Sunday, when Batman and Bane were slugging it out amid snow flurries and a rioting crowd on the steps of Gotham City Hall (aka the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research), it was even warmer. Sure, it’s not exactly the Sahara, but still … summer in Pittsburgh is sticky.
It seems as if everyone, from the local newspaper to Getty Images to Eyeprime, is trying to capture every bead of sweat and every flake of fake snow from the Pittsburgh shoot, revealing details like Gary Oldman getting his hair and makeup attended to, Marion Cotillard climbing from one of three Tumblers on set, and Bale … I don’t know … rubbing Hardy’s head for luck. It’s wonderful for obsessive fans attempting to piece together the plot of The Dark Knight Rises, but not so great for the famously secretive Christopher Nolan. Of course, the director will undoubtedly film the most sensitive scenes far away from prying eyes.
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The Dark Knight Rises, which opens on July 20, 2012, also stars Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.