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The Flash: Behind-the-Scenes Look at Batman's Glasgow Filming Location

The Batbike has returned to Scottish soil.

By Jo Craig

July 31, 2021

The DCEU is currently alight with different variants of Gotham’s Dark Knight, and there’s one particular location in Scotland which has been graced by two of them.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman wrapped filming a few months ago in Glasgow, where Robert Pattinson debuted his raccoon eyes as Bruce Wayne. Another Batman-related project which has just begun filming is Andy Muschietti’s The Flash starring Ezra Miller. The film will also star Ben Affleck’s Batman from Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as well as an older version of the character played by the iconic Michael Keaton.

Winston Duke has also recently been confirmed to be voicing Batman for the new podcast Batman Unburied, but it’s the live-action variants that have been tearing up Scottish streets.

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The Flash Filming Locations

Filming for The Flash began in Glasgow’s city center in Scotland, which required the closing of many busy streets.

Cochrane Street and George Street have been used to film high-speed pursuits, featuring American police cars chasing their target with Batman close behind.

David Pratt managed to record some of the film and posted it on Twitter, showing Ben Affleck’s stunt double donned with the iconic cowl and Batsuit whilst riding a very futuristic Batbike.

The stunt double was filmed in and around the tourist spot George Square in Glasgow, which has been used for many other films before including World War Z.

While the set is mostly closed off with green screens, spectators have managed to capture shots of American cars with Gotham license plates, American school buses and a variety of armored cars.

Jo Craig

Indiana Jones 5 Filming

Glasgow is being treated to one production after another, as The Flash crew immediately began claiming the streets straight after filming for Indiana Jones concluded.

The same Cochrane Street as well as the Glasgow City Chambers was used as a backdrop for filming, with Harrison Ford’s stunt double riding a horse down Glasgow’s main streets around Merchant City.

The crew also transformed many storefronts to resemble the aesthetics of 1960s-styled shops from New York, in and around Parnie Street. A tailor and a catering company were included in the variety of shops used in the scene.

Glasgow Times
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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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