Is this the first set shot from Dark Knight Rises?

No matter how much of a tight grip Christopher Nolan attempts to keep on his Dark Knight Rises , massive interest in the director's third Batman film is going to make it difficult for him to keep tabs on everything that goes on.

Which could explain the above photo, apparently leaked from the in-production set of Rises , and shows off the front of famous insane asylum Arkham.

Though the authenticity of the image is still being confirmed, the person who provided the photo apparently has a “good mate” working on the Cardington set.

Could this simply be left over from the Nolan’s other two Batman films? Either way, it’s got us desperate for the film to start rolling in May, when no end of genuine photos are sure to hit the web.

The Dark Knight Rises opens 20 July, 2012.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.