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Sounds Like A Robin May Appear In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES...


Merrick here...


THIS brief newslet posted at the website for Michigan television station WILX revealed a potentially interesting tidbit about the filming of, and a character in, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

According to Eaton County and Grand Ledge officials who didn't want to be identified due to confidentiality agreements, production crews from "The Dark Knight Rises" scouted locations in Grand Ledge's Fitzgerald Park last week.

They looked at the Ledges as well as a water treatment plant located inside the park. Sources say the area is being considered as a hideout for Batman sidekick Robin.

Interesting (if true).  

So here's the question (again, presuming these details are accurate):  does "Robin" actually refer to Batman's sidekick Robin?  Or, might someone be circuitously referring to Hugo Strange, who a bevy of recent rumors (like THIS ONE) have suggested might be played by Robin Williams?  Yes, I know the piece indicates "sidekick" - but I wonder...

If WILX's source is referring to the sidekick Robin?  As  long is he's played by Justin Bieber, I'm all for it.    For whatever it's worth, the WILX report does dovetail somewhat with recent indications that TDKR is scouting locations in Michigan (like THIS write-up at OnLocationVacations).  

I'd also imagine that this kind of leak (if there's any validity to it), while fun for folks like us, could potentially dampen Team Nolan's interest in shooting in the area.  Or, perhaps their interest was already dampened, hence the supposed leak?

Thanks to Dynamicb for pointing us towards this.  Again,this is all consume with a grain of salt.  


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