Pittsburgh Steelers in Gotham City?

Posted: August 8, 2011 by jerkmag in WATCH -- TV
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Okay, so the title above is a little misleading.  The Pittsburgh Steelers are not entering the comic book world of Batman in order to face off against Gotham City’s football team.  However, reports say that Ben Roethlisberger and the gang will be starring in The Dark Knight Rises as extras.  The Steelers will take on the persona of a football team called the Gotham Rogues.

At first glance, this may seem like a lame attempt to add a few more stars to the cast.  However, this is not the case.  Apparently, Ben Rothlisberger is friends with Thomas Tull, who runs Legendary Pictures.  And who is producing The Dark Knight Rises?  Legendary Pictures!

Personally, I think this is a really interesting networking connection and a good call by Tull.  If you want to get a football team together for a feature length movie, why train a bunch of guys last minute when you can call up your friend that plays for an NFL team?  I guess it’s like the saying goes:  It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.

-Mike Thal
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  1. […] little news on the film. Aside from photos snapped by both paparazzi and nosey fans as well as the odd rumor, it’s been fairly quiet on “TDKR” front. However, a bombshell has just been […]

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