Dark Knight stunt pulled due to pollution

Batman didn't want to become Crapman in Hong Kong harbour

Batman may be a brooding, criminal-stalking vigilante with a psychological chip on his shoulder, but even he draws the line at jumping into water polluted by a thousand nasty diseases.

Yes, while he’s tackled the likes of The Joker and The Penguin, the production team of The Dark Knight pulled a stunt where our hero leaps from a plane into the harbour because the water proved to be more than a little dodgy.

"The plan was for Batman to be seen jumping into the water and then climbing up some bamboo, or something similar," reported the South China Morning Post, citing that old standby, an unnamed production “official”. "But when they checked a water sample, they found all sorts of things; salmonella and tuberculosis, so it was cancelled. Now the action will cut to inside a building." Better get the asbestos inspectors in, then….

Next week: Batman cries his eyes out when he’s faced with his worst enemy, Professor Stubbed McToe.

Source: (South China Morning Post)


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