TV & FILM
bill-swift - September 12, 2014
Back in May, when Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a mere glimpse of the Batmobile, the internet went into minor frenzy. And it wasn't just because that was the very first image released from the set of the highly anticipated superhero flick. It was also because comic books geeks have always fetishized Batman's many vehicles, gadgets, and gizmos, and chief among them is the Batmobile.
That being the case, I imagine a few hundred geeks died of heart attacks last night when the first full, detailed images of the new Batmobile hit the web.
The pics in question were snapped by somebody on the set of Batman v Superman during a recent night shoot at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit:
With the cat out of the bag, Snyder tweeted out what he called a "real" pic of the new Batmobile a few hours later:
Not sure why the Batmobile is brown in the set photos and black in the publicity still, but it looks to me like their goal was to keep some of the tank aesthetic from the Dark Knight trilogy's Tumbler while making it a bit more sporty.
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