New Batman Film Scouting Grand Ledge

By: Alex Goldsmith Email
By: Alex Goldsmith Email

Grand Ledge is no Gotham City. That may not stop the latest Batman sequel from coming to the community.

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.

State senator Rick Jones told WILX Friday that he would like to maintain or adjust but not eliminate the Michigan film tax credit, likely one of the draws for productions like "The Dark Knight Rises". The credit can give filmmakers up to a 42% tax credit, but is one of many tax cuts that may be on the chopping block in the next budget.

Grand Ledge is no stranger to the move business. Fitzgerald Park was the site of filming for the still-unreleased remake of Red Dawn in 2009.


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  • by Angela Location: Lansing on May 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    That would be so cool. Please announce the auditions and filming dates as soon as possible. Lansing has a habit of telling us whats happening AFTER it happens. Please provide information if they choose a site in Michigan, that would be awesome.
  • by ian Location: Los Angeles on Feb 8, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    the three other comments on this piece are TOTALLY accurate. Bale said that if robin was written into the movie he WOULD NOT play batman... cool story for GL.. but Robin WILL NOT be in Fitz Park.
  • by SB Location: Saint Johns on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    Christian Bale said if robin ever appeared, he would not play batman. So i doubt it will be Robin's hideout. Would they really risk losing their batman?
  • by John Location: New York on Feb 5, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    I can assure you Robin will NOT appear in the sequel to "The Dark Knight". Director Christopher Nolan has said that Robin wouldn’t fit the story he’s trying to tell, and Christian Bale went as far as saying “[Robin] is the most humiliating role in Batman”. Please fix the story and stop the rumor.
  • by John Location: Ohio on Feb 5, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    This movie will not have Robin in it. Mr. Goldsmith has his facts dead wrong!!
    • reply
      by Alex on Jul 21, 2012 at 01:13 AM in reply to John
      Anyone who saw the movie knows this report turned out to be 100% accurate.
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