Batman Extra Dies – A Batman extra for the next blockbuster movie dies on the set from a heart attack during a break in filming on Wall Street in New York City.
The man was rushed from the set of “The Dark Night Rises” to the hospital but was then pronounced dead.
A spokesman for Warner Bros told New York Post’s Page Six column, “The studio can confirm that a male extra passed away while on a break during an off-set crowd rehearsal for a sequence with several hundred extras. … Production fully co-operated with the authorities’ investigation.”
The Screen Actors Guild also confirmed the news to Page Six. “We are aware of the death of a background actor during production of this picture and have been told that the actor died of a heart attack,” SAG spokeswoman Pamela Greenwalt said.
According to the studio, neither Christian Bale nor any other member of the principal Batman cast were on the set at the time of the man’s death.