Noteworthy News: Depp Trying on New Costumes & TDKR Plot Details
1) Johnny Depp has signed on to three new roles that don’t involve him being ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’. Two out of the three are Disney productions, with Depp playing a tabloid reporter in a reprise of the TV-Movie-Turned-Series ‘The Night Stalker’, as well as suiting up as the Revolutionary hero Paul Revere. Depp also bought the rights to bringing the book ‘In the Hands of Dante’ to the big screen in 2008, and the project is finally coming to fruition.
2) Shooting of the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has officially moved to Pittsburgh, with some of the action taking place on Carnegie Mellon University. The schools website put out a disclaimer to inform them that a hollywood production, working under the codename “Magnus Rex”, would be shooting on campus, and that certain streets and parking lots would be temporarily shut down as a result. The disclaimer that the school originally released has since been removed from the site, presumably because some of the information revealed plot details. Here is an excerpt from the original disclaimer:
Scenes outside the Fifth Ave. entrance of Mellon Institute include a standoff between two rivals that escalates into a riot. One character drives a motorcycle through the fourth floor lobby, out the front doors and down the steps onto Fifth Ave. Special effects include precision stunt driving, gunfire and atmospheric smoke.”
With it already being public knowledge that Tom Hardy is playing as one of Batman’s villains ‘Bain’, it seems likely that CMU is acting as a set for ‘Bain’s’ prison break before unleashing havoc on the Dark Knight and Gotham City.
‘Bain’ made his debut in the Batman storyline in 1993, in an arch entitled ‘Knightfall’.