The Stunt Pod

The Dark Knight Rises: Opening scene breakdown with David Garrick (’cause he did it!)

March 11, 2020
2012 saw the release of Batman The Dark Knight Rises. Bringing Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan back together once again. It produced many memorable scenes but all paled into insignificance behind the opening aerial sequence.
The capture and rescue of Bane played by Tom Hardy. Tom Struthers, the stunt coordinator, wanted something that had actually never been seen before, not without a back projection and Borehamwood high street in the background anyway. So he went to the best.
One of which was David Garrick who not only is an expert when it comes to aerial activity, after spending many years in the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces, but a highly trained stuntman who has worked for many years in Film and Television. We talk to him about his career and he tells us how this incredible sequence was conceived and put together. 
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