Thursday, March 29, 2012


16 images of various Real Life Batmobiles, used in the movies and animated series!

This year, director Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman movie trilogy with the much anticipated release of The Dark Knight Rises, slated for release on July 18, 2012. Previously in this blog, we've spoken about Batman and his multiple love interests over the years. And today, we take a look at his sleek ride.
I'm sure you remember the classic movie Batman Forever [released in 1995, staring Val Kilmer] and the other movie Batman And Robin released in 1997, which starred George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell and Alicia Silverstsone.... on a side note, I'm not sure what Alicia has been up to since then, but in that Bad-Bat-movie, she played a British born gal who strangely spoke with a full American accent; yet the director didn't give a damn, because she was hot back then. Don't get me wrong; that movie was actually created with a host of gifted actors, who were given an awful / corny script. Thus the end product was rather.... "comical".

Anyway, I recently caught a glimpse of a new concept vehicle by the Japanese company Nissan / Infiniti, which looks a whole lot a like a Batmobile. And in this article we'll also take a look at classic Batmobiles, utilized over the years in Batman movies and TV series. Here are more pics of the vehicle shown above: [You may need to click on "Read More" to see the extra pics in this long article] 


If you take a closer look, you'll note that the front end of the sleek vehicle is extremely tapered; and its profile is far too slender for it to host large headlights. Thus more lights have been added to the rear fenders above the rear wheels, which provide additional illumination.
Here are more classic Batmobiles for your comparison, used from the 1990s to 2010:


The first Batmobile in the top row was used in Batman Forever, back in 1995, starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carey. And the second one was featured in Batman And Robin in 1997 starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman. The third image was from Batman Begins [2005] and The Dark Knight in 2008, starring Christian Bale. And in the second row, the first Batmobile with the turbine installed within its engine core, is from the Batman 1989 movie [starring Michael Keaton]. And in the next pic the vehicle was rather "modified" for Batman the Animated Series, shown in the early 1990s on "Kids WB". The last two Batmobile models were created by a fabricator / prop designer named Jay Brett, in 2009 / 2010. Jay's version might just be my fav out of the set, but I'm a bit biased.

More articles in this blog featuring Batman & his many girlfriends: HERE
Classic Batman and Superman posters by Jim Lee and DSNG Artist: HERE