Earlier this week photos started to surface of the new Batmobile, the one that will eventually appear in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” (When you’re shooting outdoors on public streets, chances are that photos of a giant armored vehicle will get out.) Well, Warner Bros and DC have decided to one-up these leaked photos by unleashing the first photo of the new Batmobile in all of its high-tech glory.
When “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder first teased the new iteration of the iconic vehicle, we noted that it looked like a cross between the more classic Batmobile design (last seen in the two Tim Burton “Batman” movies) and the militarized “Tumbler” design from Christopher Nolan’s recent “Dark Knight” trilogy. But the actual design is far, far crazier.
To us, it looks like there were six designs of the new Batmobile and Snyder said, “Do I have to choose one?” and just mashed them all together. The car is a mess of sharp angles, mechanized slats, exhaust pipes and lights. It is the very definition of “nightmarish.” Maybe weirdest of all is the fact that there are two huge gun turrets on the front of the car. What is Batman blasting? Literally his one moral tenant is that he doesn’t kill people, but these guns look like they could kill a whole bunch of people. (Maybe it’s an anti-Superman maneuver?)
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which is the name of the official court document the Dark Knight filed against the Man of Tomorrow, stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and opens on March 25th, 2016.
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