Production officially began in Iceland this week on the Chris Nolan-directed "Batman Begins" and in a press release announcing this, Warner Bros. has also revealed the last remaining major cast addition - Gary Oldman who can next be seen this Summer's "Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban". Oldman is set to play Lt. James Gordon, a detective on Gotham's police force whom comic fans will know as a man who rises to the position of Commissioner.
This puts the official cast as Christian Bale, Sir Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Oldman. No word yet on smaller roles but we should expect at least one major cameo.
With filming underway, the first set report has already been sent in to DH by 'Iceman' and here it is:
"Day 1 - They've set up about ten small huts and apparently it's supposed to be a village in Tibet, with more huts to be added by CGI. Yesterday Batman and someone were fighting with swords on the glacier. Tomorrow a magnificent scene will be filmed with Batman and the bad guy fighting while crashing down a steep hill toward a very high cliff. Of course this will be done with some elaborate wire work".
Day 2 - Liam Neeson has been spotted, he is sporting an Asian looking mustache with a one inch gap in the mustache under his nose. Also Christian Bale has a "one month beard". As far as I know he has not yet begun wearing the batsuit. He is wearing some leather clothes with a string belt. In one scene Christian Bale was being carried over the shoulder by someone. The buzz is that this is supposed to be the beginning of the movie. Oh and there is an buddist looking temple also"
Finally, yet another script review is up at IGN Filmforce.
Thanks to 'Brandon', 'Brian', 'Icebat' & 'Ooi'