07/27/2011 09:44 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will transform into Gotham City when Magnus Rex begins local filming this week. Magnus Rex, the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, will feature local attractions including Heinz Field, Downtown, Carnegie Mellon University and plenty of opportunities for Pittsburghers to witness a little bit of staged mayhem.
This Warner Bros. film is causing quite the stir as the largest production ever to be filmed in Pittsburgh. The local economic impact of Magnus Rex will undoubtedly be sizable: according to the Pittsburgh Business Times, many local businesses and up to 10,000 extras will be employed to help with the needs of the production.
The motion picture and television industry already makes a major impact in Pennsylvania, accounting for 18,181 production and distribution-related jobs and $756.3 million in wages as of 2009.
Gotham City may be known for its crime and corruption, but this week Gotham City is bringing in millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Pittsburgh.