Things have been really quiet where The Dark Knight Rises is concerned, ever since Nolan’s finale to the Batman trilogy stopped shooting on location in Pittsburgh, PA.

Of course that’s all going to change VERY soon, as Nolan and his production team will set up shop in streets of New York City for a two-week shoot. However, the dedicated protesters of Occupy Wall Street will NOT be getting their five minutes of fame in TDKR.

EW has learned that despite all the rumors that Nolan could potentially use the OWS protests as a backdrop for scenes of Gotham City in the midst of chaos, this will in fact not be the case. The many leaked set photos and videos from Dark Knight Rises have painted a story where Gotham finds itself under the assault of Tom Hardy’s Bane and his minions, with the good citizens clamoring in the streets in protest of the crime and corruption that has seized their city. Naturally, scenes of the mob crowding the streets would be well represented by the Wall Street protests (and would’ve been a delicious slice of irony, to boot).

But again, this is not the case.

On the plus side: fans who loved all the TDKR spoilers that leaked from the open sets should strap in and get ready for more of the same when shooting begins on the NYC streets; if you are one of those people who were mad about so much of the film being spoiled so early on… You might want to avoid movie sites (that aren’t Screen Rant) for the next couple of weeks.

The Dark Knight Rises will be in theaters on July 20, 2012.

Source: EW