At this point, moviegoers may best know Chicago onscreen as the location doubling for Gotham City in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight — which Widows may unintentionally recall in various heist and chase scenes sprinkled throughout this featurette
Steve McQueen, director:
The location for the setting of Widows was very strategic. I wanted an environment that dealt with current-day issues. Race, politics, crime, policing. Chicago is the epicenter of all of that.
As someone from the suburbs of Chicago, with a deep love for the city, I love seeing stuff like this. I was already looking forward to Widows based on the people involved but to see the thought and the utilization of the city has my excitement up to another level.