20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from The Dark Knight
The Bus Scene Was Hard to Film
The opening sequence of The Dark Knight ends with a school bus crashing into a bank to carry the Joker and his funds to safety. As it turns out, getting that bus to crash through that building was not as easy as it might seem.
An entire separate bus had to be manufactured for the interior shots of the bank so that it would look like the back of a bus had really smashed through the walls of a bank. Apparently, Bank walls are a lot sturdier than you might imagine them to be, and buses are a little bit more fragile.