The Dark Knight Trilogy

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The Plot

Who doesn’t love Batman? This iconic superhero shot back onto the big screen with the equally iconic movie trilogy from Christopher Nolan, all based on the world-famous DC Comic. The trilogy, which includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, saw Christian Bale cast as everyone’s favourite caped crusader this time around, while the trilogy itself transported audiences across an exciting range of filming locations.

Destination film statistics

Films Released

2005, 2008, 2012

Gross Box Office

$2.46 billion (combined)

Filming Locations

India, Iceland, USA, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom

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Landmarks and Locations

  • Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland – Batman and Ra’s al Ghul’s sword fight in Batman Begins
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur – Bruce Wayne’s Underground Prison in The Dark Knight Rises
  • Wollaton Hall, Nottingham UK – The exterior of Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises
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Why You Should Visit

India is a place of vibrancy and colour. Its sheer beauty and diverse landscapes really ought not to be missed. From dramatic deserts to breathtaking palaces and vibrant cities, India’s many treasures are crying out to be visited. Iceland, too, offers landscapes from the latest Batman trilogy and presents a true adventure holiday for the keen movie buff. Now one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, Iceland has seen holidaymakers and film directors alike flocking to make the most of the country’s rugged and varied landscapes.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    All cast and crew members worked on all three movies, with the exception of music composer James Newton Howard, who did not work on The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Did You Know?

    The Dark Knight was the first ever comic book movie to be awarded an Oscar.

  • Did You Know?

    Christian Bale actually fell asleep before his first shot with Michael Caine, having taken so much time and effort prepping for the scene, and Caine had to wake him up.

  • Did You Know?

    In both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Gotham City was shot in Chicago. In The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham City was shot in Pittsburgh, New York City and Los Angeles.

  • Did You Know?

    In The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne escapes the underground prison to find himself in front of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India.