Very few things have captured the yinzer imagination more than the new Batman movie being filmed in Pittsburgh. GTOG is ecstatic. It is definitely more significant than Richard Gere being in Ford City for Mothman Prophecies, although it pales in comparison to when Paul Newman walked the streets of Johnstown for Slap Shot. Here is actual footage of a girl outside the War Memorial when she first saw Newman:
Now, because of some connections between some Steelers minority owners and the makers of Dark Knight Rises, several Steelers, including Ben Roethlisberger, will portray football players in the movie. Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette (this is a real quote):
"I'm kind of getting everybody together," Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette today. "I heard it's going to be a neat thing at the stadium. I don't think it will be a big part, it's not like we're chasing Batman down or anyting. It's something neat that in 10 years or 20 years we can tell our kids we were in a movie. Thomas does movies big and I'm sure it will be a big-time movie and something fun to be part of."What leadership by Big Ben to get everybody together. Band of Brothers.