Christian Bale & Joseph-Gordon Levitt The Dark Night Rises Pictures

Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Take Over NYC With Dark Knight Rises

Christian skipped his Batman suit and dressed in formal business attire.

Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reported to the Manhattan set of The Dark Knight Rises earlier today. Both gentlemen arrived in their street clothes and quickly changed into their costumes for a series of external shots in front of NYC's Trump Tower. The iconic building was temporarily transformed into Wayne Enterprises for Christopher Nolan's blockbuster, and many spectators filled the streets hoping to get a glimpse of the action. We've already seen the cast, including Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, shoot on location in Pittsburgh and LA, and now they're entering the final stages of production on the East Coast.

The movie is being hailed as one of the most anticipated of 2012, and even though it's not due out until next July, it's already won an award. Earlier this month, stars Anne, JGL, and Gary Oldham delighted the audience at the Spike TV Scream Awards when they made a surprise appearance to accept the Most Anticipated honor. Anne also handed an individual prize to her costar and friend Joseph when she presented him with a trophy for Breakthrough Actor at last week's Hollywood Film Awards.