Sculptor Bryn Court, a talented artist best known for working on Warner Bros.' Harry Potter film franchise, was hired to create the Batman memorial statue for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
At the end of film, after it appeared as though The Dark Knight (Christian Bale) had sacrificed his life to save Gotham from the neutron bomb, a ceremony to honor the late-Batman is held at City Hall, — attended by a disinterested Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) — and a statue of city's protector is unveiled.
Now, you can check out behind-the-scenes images of the Batman statue, showing Court with its conceptual maquette and the full-size piece he produced.
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The cast featured Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman.
It was directed by Christopher Nolan, based on a screenplay he wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan.