Not long ago, it was announced that the next Batman movie was going to be an animated version of the famous Batman alternate-history comic, Gotham by Gaslight. The basic conceit of this comic was to place Batman in 1889 London, where he’d be in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. As far as I can tell, there was no Batmobile…
More than any other superhero, Batman is known for his car. In fact, he’s one of the few major superheroes to even have a car worth a damn, anyway. I think I once saw Superman parking a Geo Prizm. That’s why the Batmobile is so important, and why there’ve been so many of the things.
One of the best things about Batman as a superhero is that he actually has a need for a car. Superman just doesn’t need one, Spider-Man is too broke, Aquaman has the wrong address, Wonder Woman has that invisible jet, and on and on. Batman is unique in his need for a Batmobile, which is why it’s such a shame so many…
Tearing through your town in a full-size replica of the tank-like Batmobile that Batman drives in the Arkham Knight game is sure to get you pulled over in no time. But a smaller go-kart version of that same Batmobile? Your local police might just ask to take it for a spin.
On today’s episode of Highlight Reel we have stylish car entrances, unconventional baseball plays, double headshots and much more!
Another movie with Batman in it, another re-design for the Batmobile. This one looks like something halfway between a car and a tank.
I’ve almost no doubt that I’m going to enjoy Batman Arkham Knight. It looks beautiful, the combat and mechanics still feel great, and it continues to nail the ‘being Batman’ thing perfectly. Having played it though I’d have liked to have spent less time in the Batmobile.
The too-long, too-squat, too-dull Arkham Knight Batmobile is probably my least favorite Batmobile design ever, and the action feature makes it look like a dead frog:
The Batman: Arkham Knight official site now has a new mini-site allowing you to study the Batmobile from all angles:
Zack Snyder just teased the new Batmobile. I posted the wallpaper-sized version below.
Batman's flatdbed tow truck in Lego by VolumeX You can see more of his Lego creations below, including Wonder Woman's invisible mech and a "deleted scene" from The Lego Movie:
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