Dark Knight Trilogy – 20 Mind-Boggling Facts From Nolan’s Masterpiece

11Plane Crash

In The Dark Knight Rises, the plane which was used by the CIA operative to transport Dr. Pavel crashed in real life almost a year after this movie was released. The aircraft, an Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante registered ZS-NVB, crashed on June 29, 2013, in Botswana. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash.


12Lamborghini Murcielago

In Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago. The Spanish word for “bat” is “murciélago.”


13Tumbler

The scene where Bruce Wayne test drives the Tumbler in a huge white room, was shot in the interior of the Excel Exhibition Centre in East London. The separating walls had been pulled back to allow the Tumbler to drive around, but you can still see the hall numbers as they drive by them (N4, N5, et cetera).


14Smiley face

In The Dark Knight, during the chase scene, when The Joker takes over driving the semi after his driver is killed, the bullet holes on the windshield form a smiley face.


15Bat symbol

The Bat symbol at the beginning of each movie in the trilogy foreshadows something that happens later. In the Dark Knight Rises, the Bat Symbol is made up of cracking ice, and it symbolizes people falling through the icy river as they are forced to walk across it.


16Hospital scene

In The Dark Knight, during the hospital scene Aaron Eckhart spoke about a unique experience he had with Heath Ledger. He said that before lines were exchanged, Ledger would just walk around, in character, mumbling to himself in an odd manner. All Eckhart could do at the time was just watch him while still in character. This went on for several minutes, until Ledger got close to him. Eckhart felt compelled at this point to fiercely raise his hand up. Immediately, Ledger grabbed Eckhart's raised hand in an equally matched fierce manner. When the scene was over, Ledger, now out of character, told Eckhart “That's what acting's all about.”


17Rade Serbedzija

In Batman Begins, the homeless man that gets Bruce's coat was Rade Serbedzija. He is the same actor that played the father out for revenge in Taken 2 (2012), also featuring Liam Neeson.


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18Catwoman

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Selina Kyle (Catwoman) disappears from a rooftop, Batman's remark "So that's what that feels like" is lifted directly from the DC graphic novel "Kingdom Come". Even the circumstance is similar, except it was with Superman.


19Batman Begins

In Batman Begins, during the filming of the scene where Batman is being towed by a train through the streets of Gotham, so much steam was used that it would "rain" on the cast and crew for several minutes after each take.


20Football stadium scene

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the football stadium sequence, the cast and extras are all wearing heavy winter clothing, though the scenes were shot during a massive heat wave across the East Coast during the summer of 2011.

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