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Tom Hardy crashed a PA wedding while filming 'Dark Knight Rises'

Back in 2011, Christopher Nolan brought the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises to Pittsburgh to film what would end up becoming one of the best-loved superhero movies of all time. What we didn't know until now was that it also resulted in one of the greatest wedding photos of all time, too-and it's all thanks to Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy crashed a PA wedding while filming 'Dark Knight Rises'

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Tom Hardy as Bane in ´The Dark Knight Rises.´ (Photo via Warner Bros.)
Tom Hardy as Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises.' (Photo via Warner Bros.)

Back in 2011, Christopher Nolan brought the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises to Pittsburgh to film what would end up becoming one of the best-loved superhero movies of all time. What we didn't know until now was that it also resulted in one of the greatest wedding photos of all time, too—and it's all thanks to Tom Hardy.

As it turns out, a couple had their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral scheduled for the same time period Nolan and company were shooting The Dark Knight Rises, resulting ultimately in a few good shots of Tom Hardy as Bane waving at the bridal party from afar. Gotham's reckoning, this is not.

Despite most of the internet just seeing the photos today, it actually was quite the event for Pittsburgh locals at the time being as the groom was former WPXI sports reporter Rich Walsh. He even gave a radio interview about the Bane incident shortly after it occurred:

News failed to catch on until this week, when Walsh tweeted out a video of him and his bride, Michele, snapping a wedding photo on the iconic Tumbler.

One Reddit user even relayed his experience of seeing the event go down:

I was actually there watching the filming when this happened. There was no way the bride and groom could have known they were going to be filming a movie when they booked the chapel, so it basically caused a lot of inconvenience for them and their guests as there were explosions and gunfire on the street during their wedding.

The producers were cool about it though; and parked one of the batmobiles in front of the chapel so the bride and groom could take a bunch of pictures in it. 

See that? Bane may be Gotham's ruin incarnate, but he's also exceedingly polite. It's almost as if he was born in that wedding party, molded by it—and we, the internet, merely adopted it. 

Check out the photo below: 

[Vulture]

Nick Vadala Philly.com
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