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New Batman movie wants extras with football experience

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Last month, we pointed out that Steelers minority owner Thomas Tull, the president and CEO of Legendary Pictures, was instrumental in the decision to film a large portion of the new Batman movie (OK, Dark Knight . . . sheesh) in Pittsburgh.

A reader points out that, applying a wafer-thin veil of secrecy, extras with extensive football experience are being sought for the film.

Filming will occur in early August, in Pittsburgh.  Of course, there’s a chance that it’s not for the Batman movie.  Indeed, it could be that there’s another blockbuster film that will be shot in Pittsburgh at the same time.

With the lockout still going on, it could be an easy way for some NFL players to pick up a quick paycheck.

Meanwhile, enjoy the only video we could find connecting Batman and football.

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11 Responses to “New Batman movie wants extras with football experience”
  1. dempsey63 says: Jun 30, 2011 1:49 PM

    Burt Reynolds, Terry Bradshaw and Baby Face Joe Klecko immediately come to mind.

  2. pacificnw7722 says: Jun 30, 2011 2:11 PM

    Travis Henry can play a villain role…. “The Impregnator.”

    Holy Ultrasound Batman, hide the women!

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 30, 2011 2:14 PM

    This is because of the character, Bane…

  4. 4gone says: Jun 30, 2011 2:17 PM

    Batman and Robin – The two Dark Knights starring TO and Ocho. I smell Oscar.

  5. thephantomstranger says: Jun 30, 2011 3:23 PM

    Bane is the character that gets super strong when he pumps a steroid-like substance called Venom into his veins. The football players are just needed for a technical advising role.

  6. tigerphins says: Jun 30, 2011 3:41 PM

    How about these guys suit up in a football uniform instead? Just a thought.

  7. laxxx8 says: Jun 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    I think there is an actual football scene

  8. omegalh says: Jun 30, 2011 5:10 PM

    Football players? Does that mean they are henchman to the new Batman villian, Al Davis?

  9. Little Earthquake says: Jun 30, 2011 5:32 PM

    Dean Cain has football AND superhero experience….and he needs a job.

  10. Deb says: Jun 30, 2011 7:03 PM

    Had forgotten that commercial–thanks for making me smile. 🙂

    Maybe Peyton Hillis will come by for a tryout. He has movie star good looks 😉

  11. j0esixpack says: Jun 30, 2011 7:35 PM

    Hmmm – that gives me an idea

    The networks should consider using campy Batman sound effect graphics to emphasize big hits!

    Bam! Kapow!! Zlonk!!!

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