Thursday, September 11, 2014

No, I Couldn't Resist This...

Is This The New Batmobile For ‘Batman V Superman’?
Filming on “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been going on in Detroit for a while without anything too scintillating leaking onto the web. A few weeks ago, we got a look at Superman’s new suit, but the Batman hasn’t appeared in public, just lame Bruce Wayne.

Well, finally someone has found something good near the set. Instagram user amacro13 took these pictures of what looks like the Batmobile, parked and dusty in Detroit.
It looks absolutely nothing like any Batmobile we've seen so far. I kinda like it:

(pic from link)

I like that it is different, actually. It's not the art deco Lincoln Futura from the campy TV series, nor the glorified and uber-finned Corvette from the Tim Burton franchise, nor the Frank Miller-inspired Batmo-tank of the Christian Bale reboot. There's elements of the two most recent Batmobiles, with the oversized tires and deliberate sports car-esque shape, but it looks like they've come up with something novel.

I'm a little leery of the "Batman Vs. Superman" part, though. I thought Frank Miller had a pretty good take on the whole "Dark Knight" bit, and how he'd handle the Big Blue Boy Scout in the end. "I want you to remember... the one man who beat you." If the movie is even remotely close to this, I'll see it in the theater. Given the (stupid) insistence the DC franchise has against jokes and such in their movies, it would make sense to keep this close to the Miller model.

We'll see, though - I don't hold any high hopes when it comes to Hollywood not screwing things up...

That is all.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Interesting, and looks like it actually runs/drives... Wonder who built it???