Fellow rookie Gordon-Levitt also felt the excitement on set, saying he grew up loving Rodriguez’s earlier films. The “Dark Knight Rises” star suggested that being in a “Sin City” movie was akin to living out childhood fantasies of starring in your own animated show.
LIke the original, the sequel finds Rodriguez and Miller trying to recreate the stark, dark look of the black and white comic, shooting entirely against a greenscreen, with the scenery being added later, and digitally manipulating the lighting and design of the film in post-production.
"You get to become a cartoon in a way," Gordon-Levitt explained, adding that such escapist fare is a good way for actors — and the audience — to abandon reality. "We’re not in the real world," he added. [x]