You should be aware by now that The Dark Knight was recently shooting scenes in Hong Kong, marking the first time ever that Batman has left Gotham City for an international destination. Some say it was for the food, but Christian Bale says he's there to jump off the city's tallest buildings ... as Batman. A number of videos have since hit the net; some of them show clips from a press conference that was held (featuring Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan), while other videos show scenes being shot, one of which involved Batman leaping from up top a ginormous building. Unfortunately, we don't get to see him jump, but we do catch shots of someone in a Batman outfit way up on the edge of a building definitely earning his paycheck. I've included the montage video above, and you can head on over to The Dark Knight's Unofficial Movie Blog to check out the rest.
One thing that was cleared up during the press conference was that rumor stating a scene had been cut that had Batman jumping into the Hong Kong harbor because of pollution. Nolan clearly states that this was not true; in fact, the scene was indeed cut, but because of script changes. He goes on to say it will make perfect sense once we see the finished product and that he has no problems whatsoever when it comes to dumping movie stars into polluted water. Good to know, Chris -- let's talk again when you shoot scenes in Staten Island. The Dark Knight is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 18, 2008.