‘The Dark Knight Rises’ epic battle scene planned at New York’s City Hall

Film makers decide to shelve original scenes involving Occupy Wall Street protesters

Production on The Dark Knight Rises is set to take place on New York‘s City Hall with an epic fight scene involving lead stars Christian Bale and Tom Hardy.

The battle between Batman and arch villain Bane will take place in front of 1,000 extras. Warner Bros have forked out $43,500 (£27,000) for the shoot and have also covered the cost for police and fire officers to be on the site, according to NJ.com.

Residents have been warned that there will be traffic jams around the location with signs stating there will be “extensive traffic delays” in the area. The film’s original planned shoot was set to involve anti-capitalist protest Occupy Wall Street but that has now been shelved.

According to On Locations Vacations, the stars will start rehearsing for the shoot at Riis Park before the cast and crew move onto Newark, New Jersey, on November 3.

The Dark Knight Rises, which also stars Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Josh Pence and Marion Cotillard, is due out on July 20, 2012.