JunMayor Daley gave an official welcome to the cast and crew at city hall. The ‘Dark Knight’ will be all over town for the next three months. It is the biggest movie project that Chicago has ever hosted. Filmmakers were thoroughly seduced by Chicago’s landscape when they shot “Batman Begins” in Chicago back in 2004. They couldn’t wait to get back for more.
“I also fell in love very much with the architecture of the city,” said director Christopher Nolan.
The new Batman movie is expected to bring $45 million into the city’s economy.
“Millions are spent for the local service industries, in addition to hiring 250 day players and a couple thousand extras,” said Mayor Daley.
Christian Bale returns as Batman, and Bale’s wife was born in Chicago. The actor says he’s happy to be back in his distinctive wardrobe.
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