Several Steelers players will have small extra roles in the new Batman movie that is currently filming in Pittsburgh. Dark Knight Rises will be shooting a football scene Saturday at Heinz Field and you can see a flyover shot of Heinz here as they have the field painted up.
Thomas Tull is the film\’s executive producer and he joined the Steelers ownership group two years ago. Ed Bouchette reported that he and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have become close over the last few years and Roethlisberger will indeed be one of the many Steelers players to be in the film. In addition to Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior and Casey Hampton are expected to be in film as well according to Bouchette.
Details of the scene are sketchy, but it appears that it will show the players during a pregame warmup before the Gotham City Rogues take on the Rapid City Monuments. It just so happens that the Rogues jerseys will be black and gold as well. There is no word what team the Steelers players will be on, but it sounds like the boys will be playing for Gotham City.
The film is being directed by Chrstopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I can\’t wait to see this.