Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Dark Knight's new threads and wheels!


Bats gets a new toy next summer when playing with his (new) old friend - The Joker. It's called The Batpod.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the gray-and-silver Batpod (OK it's the Bat-cycle) is "tricked out with grappling hooks, cannons and machine guns. The front and rear tires are both a monstrously huge 508 millimeters, and the engines are in the hubs of each wheel!!! Steering isn't by hand but by shoulder, since there aren't handlebars. Instead, there are shields that fit each arm like sleeves and have the ability to rotate around the bike's frame. The two foot pegs are set 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank, which the rider lies on, belly down. That tank also moves up and down — you know, in case Batman needs to dodge bullets or slide under trucks." It's "built" by Wayne Enterprises' Lucius Fox, in reality, it was designed by Dark Knight production designer Nathan Crowley and built by special effects coordinator Chris Corbould. They produced six Batpods for the movie.

Check out this MSN video here.


Douglas Kastle said...

As much I as I loved the Tim Burton view of batman, which I did. The Chris Nolan one is so much better. Your first image of Christina Bale in the Dark Knight suit is fantastic. I hope the film matches up.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

I agree with you on the Burton one, I do recall how much you liked, nay, were obsessed with it. I'm not expecting Dark Knight to be as good as Batman Begins but I'm sure it'll be better than most of this years crap. Iron Man and Indy may have to battle Batman for the most prestigious of the Whopper Awards in January 2009.

Douglas Kastle said...

Hey hey lets not throw words like "obsessed" around. glass houses, stones and the like.

Any way lets hope Dark Knight is in the same league, I think a huge part of the previous movie was the origin which will obviously be missing in the sequel.

Anonymous said...

Impatient to watch this movie !