‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Wayne Manor Set Pictures

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

Wollaton Hall will be used in The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises Wayne Manor Set Pictures

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is probably  the most anticipated film of 2012. The blockbuster, which sees Christian Bale’s Batman face off against Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman and Tom Hardy’s Bane (and possibly others), is currently shooting in England, with Nottingham’s Wollaton Park standing in for the exterior of the newly rebuilt Wayne Manor.

Screen Rant decided to go along to the park and take a peek at the top secret set to see what we could see.

Now, to be fair, there was very little to be seen, as Wollaton Park sits on a large piece of parkland surrounded by a perimeter wall – but the occasional glimpse of Wollaton Hall implies Nolan and company are doing quite an extensive bit of shooting in the area. The site closed to The Dark Knight Rises on the 25th of June and will reopen on July 2nd, so it’s obvious that they will be shooting more than a just a few establishing shots of the Hall (the interiors are being filmed at Osterley Park in London). The gates to the park are guarded by quite a few gruff gentleman intended to keep snoopers (like myself) off the land, although that didn’t stop me trying to take a look. While the images aren’t fascinating, it was cool to catch a glimpse of  a Batman film being made.

The first image shows sign posts for crew to navigate their way to the park, while the next two images show trucks arriving at the gates of the park and then driving across the grounds to their destination.

The pictures below appear to show outdoor lights, which implies that there might be some night filming at the Wollaton location.

Close-ups of Wollaton Hall.

The final picture shows the grounds of Wollaton Park – and just how far away I was from the actual hall!

Batman News also scored some set images – obviously from a member of the crew – which show the grave of Bruce Wayne’s parents. Check out the image below and visit Batman News for more pictures.

Again, these images don’t give away any of the film’s plot, nor do they show any of the principal cast (sorry no first glimpses of Catwoman here), but, they do imply that Wayne Manor may play an integral part in this conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy…especially if Batman is going to be on bed rest part of the time (read THIS for an explanation of this theory).

Keep reading Screen Rant for more news on The Dark Knight Rises as we get it.

Source: Screen Rant and Batman News

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  1. The manor sort of looks like a bat.

  2. Perfect setting for our favorite Bat.

  3. The chose a nice manor, almost looks like the Batman logo.

  4. Actually, I think it looks more like the X-Mansion:


    • And by the way, Vic… Why am I on auto moderation?!

  5. UPDATE: This morning a production truck driver misjudged the width of the vehicle and hit the walls of Wollaton Hall…video is on youtube

    • I’m betting some people were pissed about that. :3

      • I dont know why but this comment of the you tube video had me cracking up:

        SPOILER ALERT! I heard they’re gonna cast Clayface just to put the wall back up. He’s just gonna lay between the bricks so it won’t fall down again..

  6. Bruce Wayne is a liar! He said that he would rebuild Wayne manor exactly the way it was,brick for brick.That’s not what the original looked like!

    Looks like a nice place to live though,as long as you aren’t the person cleaning it after a party. :D

    • If you remember, Alfred questioned him. “Exactly the way it was, Master Wayne?”

  7. i could see a battered bruce wayne visiting his parents grave site. maybe even eyeing his own spot. i think bruce may experience a lot of emotions in this one , maybe even a nervous breakdown.
    some one has to fall in a pit in the batcave.

  8. I cant believe that the new batman film is gonna be set here in nottingham,Awesome.
    Its a great place to film there because Wollaton Hall is really big inside and its also said to be haunted by a Ghost of a White Lady figure.
    i havent been to the park for quite some time but last time i went Wollaton hall was being used as a Sort of museum.

    well i hope it works out for the film i`d love to see apart of nottingham be featured in this film. “good times”

  9. When i heard about this today; i didn’t quite expect the film to be shot at the Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. Who ever decided the idea to put this as Wayne Manor; is a legend. Once the motion picture has been made for 2012, i’m definitely going to see it. Even if it is the last for Mr Nolan’s batman making.

  10. I managed to get to the hall yesterday as i live behind it. I saw all the props and amazing setup on both sides of the hall frot and back. The security guards were a joke totally incomprten t on spotting me they tried a citizens arrest believe it or not. Anyway look forward to the film as esp as its in my back yard.