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Batman has landed in Nottingham

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With caves everywhere and Gotham only miles away, it was really only a matter of time: Batman is visiting Nottingham. The film crew of next Batman movie, ‘Batman Rises’, has taken over Wollaton Park for filming.

The Elizabethan mansion in the centre of the park is being turned into Wayne Manor, the residence of Bruce Wayne and his butler. Both the deer park surrounding Wollaton Hall and the Hall itself have been closed off to the public to allow the film crew exclusive access. Curious locals have been able to spot some significant changes to the atmosphere of the park: a graveyard has been put up to the side of the hall, and a yellow cab has been seen gracing the driveway. Whereas both the outside and the inside of Wollaton Hall will be used, it has to share the honour with Osterley Park House in London, where some more  inside scenes will be shot. Wollaton Park is expected to attract a lot more visitors after the shooting, judged by the public interest in other famous film locations. If the Grade One listed building survives the American invasion unscathed, that is: already a truck has been seen crashing into a wall at the outside of the park.

 

Nottingham students trying to catch a glimpse of the likes of Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway must hurry: the park will only be used for filming until the 6th of July. Wollaton Park can be seen in action in the summer of 2012, when the new movie is set to be released.

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