A Video Tour Through Batmobile History


The WB Studio Tour in Burbank, CA has been getting a lot of publicity since September 4, when it put the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costumes and Batmobile on display.  This is definitely something you should check out if you can get out to Hollywood anytime before the end of the year, but if not, the Variant Comics YouTube channel got you covered today by publishing a video tour of all the different Batmobiles that are currently on display there.

Arris Quinones of Variant Comics gets his tour from guide John Kourounis.  Kourounis starts by showing us the oldest Batmobile on display: the one from Batman ’89.  This Batmobile really revolutionized the car on the big screen, taking a big step forward from the last live-action Batmobile (the one driven by Adam West’s Batman).  A slightly-tweaked version of the ’89 Batmobile was used again in Tim Burton and Michael Keaton’s second film, Batman Returns, but it’s not part of the tour.  I gained a new appreciation for the Batman Forever Batmobile when Kourounis explained that the skeleton-looking design was inspired by the way you can see the skeleton of a bat when light is shined on it’s wings.  Also, if there is anything to appreciate about the 1997 Batman & Robin film, it’s that the Bathammer was pretty innovative.

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The more modern Batmobiles that Kourounis showed off were both the camo and black Tumblers from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, as well as the new Batman v Superman Batmobile.  The Batman v Superman Batmobile is definitely my favorite of all.  We’ll have to see how it looks on screen when Batman v Superman premieres this March, but I like how it is powerful like the Tumblers but at the same time sleeker and more aesthetically-pleasing.  Check out the full video tour below:

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That video was certainly an excellent alternative to getting a tour in-person, and Kourounis gave us some awesome trivia, such as that the Batpod only actually travels 10 miles per hour.  Let me know in the comments what your favorite live-action movie Batmobile is, and be sure to keep it locked to Caped Crusades for all your Batman news!