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Wanna See The New BATMOBILE'! Us, Too!!

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

Well, it took less than an hour. Thanks to one of the sharp-eyed readers in our chat room who goes by the name of Desk, I was directed to this thread on the message boards of Batman-On-Film.com, which is where HarryStamperOil found them, evidently. In the weeks ahead, there are going to be dozens of hoaxes that people try to pass off. We get "real" teaser posters daily at this point. I knew that if these weren't real, we'd find out the source quickly, but I didn't realize HOW quick. Nice work, Desk. Enjoy the original article, now debunked, for the gas it is.

Oh, that crazy Bruce Wayne. He accidentally went and parked the Batmobile outside at Shepperton Studios the other day, and, well... now it’s time for the world to get their first peek at what Christian Bale’s going to be driving next summer when BATMAN BEGINS hits theaters. Or at least... that's what today's scooper says. Obviously, we're not at Shepperton ourselves, and Warner Bros. isn't about to offer us confirmation on the images, so we decided to give you guys the chance to check 'em out and judge for yourself. Like what you see? Think they're real? Could this just be an early design? We don't have the answers for you yet... just the questions...








In the script, this is described as an adapted military vehicle, originally designed by the research arm of Wayne Industries, then abandoned. Once Bruce Wayne adopts the Batman persona, he customizes the vehicle.








There are some big scenes involving this thing in the film, and I’m curious to see how it looks in motion. There’s a lot of hardware on there, and it needs to be sleek on the streets despite being fully-loaded.








This is our first look at any of the design work on the film, but before anyone goes crazy, remember that you’re seeing this out of context. It's interesting, but I want to see the world it fits into.















A big thanks to HarryStamperOil, our UK spy who just couldn’t resist the urge to share. You’re our kind of sneak, man. Keep in mind... he's a first time contributor who says he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. For now, his story seems to check out, and we'll see what shakes out in the days ahead regarding the authenticity of the pictures. Let the fanboy avalanche... begin!!

"Moriarty" out.





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  • March 19, 2004, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Fist? ProbalyNot

    by Archduke_Chocula

    It looks like a Vadermobile

  • March 19, 2004, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by islander

    Now what about the script?

  • March 19, 2004, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Ahem.....Typo: First

    by Archduke_Chocula

    Hehehe.......i'm an idiot.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Possibly the most hideous thing I've ever seen

    by DannyOcean01

    This has to be a joke right? Send it to Afghanistan and Osama will die laughing.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I think I crapped that out last night.

    by andrewgd

    Damn, and here I thought this movie was going to be good. Don't people realize you cannot get a more perfect Batmobile than the one from the cartoon? Shit.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Come back Joel Schumacher, all is forgiven!

    by PO305339511

    Well not really but MY GOD what an awful design!

  • March 19, 2004, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Wrapping

    by ECOslin

    A sarcastic tone(so you know) - How does it look after they take the plastic wrapping off of it? How much did they spend on the car and not on the movie? EC

  • March 19, 2004, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Ahhh shit! Now I'm no fan boy I hate everything... but I have qu

    by TheGinger Twit

    Now, this is all supposed to be simple and easy and back to the roots of batman right? And am I to really believe that the ARMY has developed this? This takes me back to Burton's first batman and how GREAT that film was. And that batmobile was a powerful tank of a car that on the right angle looked like a bat. Not this though. This is just the next batmobile copied from Joel Shitmakers version... which was coppied from the previous batmobile. which was coppied from the original. Seriosuly, this isn't keeping it all simple. In fact, I'm going to go one up on you. I don't like any of the casting decisions made on this new batman film. And I don't like the title. There, I said it. I was being open to it. but if this is a sign of things to come then it really just looks like more of the same.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I just can't stop staring at it.... it's wrong!!

    by TheGinger Twit

    It's overdone. Just pretend your seeing Burtons batmobile for the first time here and compare

  • March 19, 2004, 6:39 a.m. CST

    NOT what has been described so far

    by Mister McClane

    I kind of like it, but I think this is a fake or a decoy. It doesn't look like what has been described online so far, with front wheels placed together at the front, and what sounds like a more beefed-up buggy type of vehicle. This is too much like Anton Fursts original design - with wings. We'll see.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:41 a.m. CST

    well....

    by Redbox

    I'm still excited by the movie, but as a designer myself....it looks like a scrunched up muscle car with everything but the kitchen sink on it. So many wavy lines and so much detail and ornamentation. not really what I was expecting from a more "form follows function" Batman. Just being honest. We will have to see it in context. I think Harry even agrees by the tinge of disappointment in his writing. We are all excited by this movie, but this is the first foul ball. Now let the league of talkback "its gonna suckers" commence!!

  • March 19, 2004, 6:45 a.m. CST

    SON OF A BITCH THAT IS ONE UGLY PIECE OF SHIT

    by Dwayne Benzy

    I was hoping that with Noland and Goyer on board we were going to be moving away from all the over-the-top production design bullshit from the previous Batman movies. But this Batmobile is the most campy Halloween piece of shit I've ever seen! That's supposed to be a customized military vehicle? It looks like it's been customized by the faggots from Queer Eye For The Stright Guy! It looks like a fucking parade float! Totally gay, and totally wrong. I demand this be scrapped.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Bobbins.....

    by Lord Ted

    ......or if you're not from the UK - shite! Batmobile, you is U-G-L-Y. Somebody fire the designer, there's still time to sort this sorry mess out.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Fake

    by dastickboy

    That is nothing like the descriptions floating around of a "Hummer crossed with a Lamborghini". I would say that is a customised car for a show, not the real vehicle.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:53 a.m. CST

    a can of Dinty Moore and an hour on the pot

    by MoisterOyster

    I've had bowel movements that resulted in better Batmobile designs.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by Bruce Leroy

    I won't dwell on this too long and give you my short and honest opinion. It's unbelievable ugly and i don't like it.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:54 a.m. CST

    This isn't the new Batmobile

    by Desk

    These shots come from the web-site of a designer who credits this piece in his resume as "Batmobile 2000." They've been circulating for a while, and in fact in the following thread someone suggested posting them to AICN as a hoax... http://pub105.ezboard.com/fbatmanonfilm81780frm14.showMessageRange?topicID=815.topic&start=1&stop=20 Also, you can see from the grass and the kerbing that these shots were not taken in the UK, let alone at the London Docklands.

  • March 19, 2004, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Kinda Cool.....

    by vesp_e_rillian

    But, yeah, not what's been described... Let's hope it's not the real thing....

  • March 19, 2004, 7:01 a.m. CST

    YES IT IS A FAKE

    by Wenger

    These pics were not taken outside Shepperton. Look at the light and the colour of the grass behind the car. I live in the UK and can tell you that it's not warm enough for anyone to drive around in an open top car (see yellow vehicle in background). This picture was taken somewhere warm and sunny. It is cold and wet here at the moment. The images do not correspond to our present seasonal landscape. So there.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Dammit, hit another pedestrian!

    by FrankCobretti

    Check out the blind spots on that thing!

  • March 19, 2004, 7:06 a.m. CST

    by harosa

    This is obviously fake, why put it up? And why is Moriarty even admitting liking it, the car looked better in the last Schumacker film and that looked horrid.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:08 a.m. CST

    This might be the next Batmoblie...The one for the movie youve b

    by Hell is Home

    ..or maybe you shouldnt bring me every little peice of trash you happen to pick up....

  • March 19, 2004, 7:09 a.m. CST

    this wasn't what i saw a picture of...

    by Brundlefly

    This looks like a custom design for an exhibit - because the kinds of car chases that will be in the film do not seem like they will be doable with a fucked up piece of shit like this. Charles Roven (the producer) said that the car 'goes at 100 miles an hour'. The car i saw a picture of DID look like a 'hummer crossed with a lamborghini' and would certainly be believable as an ex military vehicle. I seriously doubt Nolan is stupid enough to go with a design like this - i also doubt that the car would be left sitting in a car park for any fucking clown to photograph. If the bat suit is being kept under wraps with major security then i highly doubt this is for real...

  • March 19, 2004, 7:11 a.m. CST

    www.batman-on-film.com

    by Dreamhandler

    Hello my fellow talkbackers. Is this the real deal or not? The pics were posted on batman-on-film.com a few days ago at http://pub105.ezboard.com/fbatmanonfilm81780frm14.showMessageRange?topicID=815.topic&start=1&stop=20 I quite like the design, although a bit more length and not so much girth would have been preferable, but hey, its what you do with it that counts....size matters not. Looking forward to the movie whatever and I have complete faith in the film-makers.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Sigh of relief....................

    by Redbox

    http://canole.com/designer.html This is just shabby work guys. please don't scare me like this again. I love this site, but you guys seem a little spread thin. Bring in some new blood, maybe a fact checker to run you stories by on the web. I know plenty of "web detectives" would love to help. Otherwise change the name to Ain't We Fooled.

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3498430.stm ... "Unusually for an alumnus of the Fast Show, McFarlane is now most frequently cast in roles with a degree of gravitas - a QC in Judge John Deed, a detective inspector in Jonathan Creek, and the police commissioner in the next Batman film."

  • March 19, 2004, 7:13 a.m. CST

    FINALLY - a car for the "everyman" has arrived. Ladies & gentlem

    by goblin11

    THE HOMER!!!

  • March 19, 2004, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Clearly not England!

    by Pjdonnelli

    Apart from the grass clearly belonging to you Yanks, look at the kirbs, sounds silly but i live in england and have spent time in the U.S, those are american kirbs! But i agree if this is the real thing it could look cool in the right context with the right lighting, all film props look shit when you see them for real. I would maybe prefare the new Batmobile to be a bit more like a real car though, just because in a serious film it probably doesent really pay of to have a crazy looking jet powered car in a 'French Connection' style car chase. If that is really what we are going to get.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Hmmm?

    by Pjdonnelli

    And i have definately seen it somewhere before.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:21 a.m. CST

    The Batmobile is this generation's Delorian

    by mbaker

    Had to be said.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Batmobile 2000 was made by this Guy!!!!!

    by Redbox

    http://canole.com/designer.html http://canole.com/designer.html http://canole.com/designer.html http://canole.com/designer.html http://canole.com/designer.html How clear do I have to be!!!

  • March 19, 2004, 7:25 a.m. CST

    ahem.

    by Redbox

    http://canole.com/designer.html

  • March 19, 2004, 7:27 a.m. CST

    The person who built the car speaks..

    by Jack Black

    Someone emailed the dude who runs the website where the pics were posted. His reply: "I was commissioned to build the first fully functional Batmobile for a Japanese client resulting in the vehicle you see on my WEB site. The gentleman had a temporary contract with Warner Brothers for one of the future Batman movies, but became impatient and, well you know how this kind of Hollywood story ends. As for the car, many people who saw the first two Batman movies recognized their car could only go 30 m.p.h., so I had to design a car that could reach 150! Imagine what it took...a 454 Supercharged Chevy Cheyenne engine and those boosters on the rear are gas powered air conditioning jets like they use in gigantic buildings like the NBC studios. I sculpted the entire car out of surfboard foam glued to the frame and David Coons of Coons Surfboards did the glassing. Total time from start to finish was about three years. I installed a Panasonic "talk back" computer system to give the driver a car with an attitude. As to where the car is now...who knows...maybe the Martian Rover will come across it in the future."

  • March 19, 2004, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Who designed this vehicle? H.R. Giger?

    by Otter

    Looks like a car customizer on acid went to town. I wanna see the giant Hot Wheels track that this one rides on.

  • March 19, 2004, 8:04 a.m. CST

    nazi scum

    by satansteve

    seriously, is there no love in your lives? you guys hate EVERYTHING! I'm serious, i havent seen a positive post on here in months! I think the batmobile looks freakin cool, and to that asshole who doesnt like casting decisions on this movie...are you out of your fucking mind!?! the casting is great, there are REAL actors, not flavours of the month, they can do a good job of this, yet all you do is sit and bitch because the person YOU didnt choose wasnt even considered! You fucking pieces of trash! Everything, everybody does, you crap on, for no reason other than 'its not right'. yeah, the batmobile is probably a fake, who cares? it looks just like i'd imagine it to be taken straight from the comic books! If i saw that coming at me at 75mph after id just ripped off an old lady's purse, id cuff myself then and there and pray that batman didnt kick my ass too bad. its just like with dawn of the dead, you guys are too busy playing with your dicks whilst watching the original to recognise that it looks badass. who cares if its a remake? i dont. if its good, then ill call it good and itll be the dawn of the dead for the new millennium, if it sucks ass, then ill call it so, and join you in bashing it, but you guys should seriously stop bashing everything you see before the movie even comes out, or the next few years will hold little joy when you go to a theatre and see dawn of the dead, dressed in a raincoat, clutching your worn down copy of the original on dvd, and hoping none of your nerdy little friends spots you, lest you get kicked out of your little dungeons and dragons club. Aaah, fuck it, its not use. You guys are gonna be haters forever, whereas me, and all the other open minded people out there will be sitting in theatres, watching dawn of the dead and the new batman, grinning like the joker and laughing at you all, that dont go and see this movie because a real actor got the part of batman, and not ashton fucking kutcher. YOU ALL SUCK!!

  • March 19, 2004, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I was at Shepperton three weeks ago

    by Dolmes

    and saw Pitof handing in some drawings for a vehicle for the batman movie. Who knows what's going on eh? If it's genuine then fear the Superman movie folks, Beyonce Knowles doesn't seem that bad after all. LOL

  • March 19, 2004, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Regarding the updated post

    by dastickboy

    So Moriarty thought it might be a fake - then why not verify the facts before posting up? This is being posted on a site that has "news" in the title, so therefore you are obliged to post fact. Basically, if a schmoe could locate the true source within half an hour, how much effort is being put in on behalf of Harry/Mori et al?

  • March 19, 2004, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Redbox is right, folks

    by kafka07

    I've seen these pictures before, a long time ago. This thing will definitely not be in the new film. Anyway it's not the vehicle described in the 'Begins' script. And come on, give Nolan and Goyer some credit and have faith in them; they would not be stupid enough to use this monstrosity. I really think that they're on our side, they're making a Batman film for US.

  • March 19, 2004, 9 a.m. CST

    Fakw as SHIT

    by CHEWBLACCA

    crap

  • March 19, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    That is, hands down, the single stupidest-looking thing I have e

    by TheWoodMan

    Who the hell is making "Batman Begins"... Sid & Marty Krofft? If I lived in the D.C. Universe and saw Batman driving around in that thing, I'd flag him down just to laugh in his face. If I wasn't certain before, I am now... this movie is gonna be the biggest disaster yet, in this already disaster-laden "franchise". In November, I will vote for whichever candidate promises to enact a 20-year moratorium on any further "Batman" movies.

  • March 19, 2004, 9:14 a.m. CST

    THAT'S COOL AS SHIT!!!!

    by Nice Marmot

    Just kidding, it sucks so embarassingly hard. That is unless Batman will be racing Frankenstein and MachineGun Joe across America.

  • March 19, 2004, 11:42 a.m. CST

    gay batmobile

    by batdan

    Thank god the 80's are over. Wait a minute--what's this Batmobile 2000. Hmmm. Maybe they're not over. I can't wait for a REAL batmobile. The design elements should be simple: Strong, agile and menacing. This would be a great car for kids though.

  • March 19, 2004, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Looks like those pics of STD's they show to scare you with!

    by iamarayya

    Again they go on TOOO far and overboard. Keep it simple, its that much cooler.

  • March 19, 2004, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Thank God that thing is fake...

    by R.H. Alexander

    ...though I don't know why it was even considered to possibly be real. It doesn't look a damn thing like what has been described...and it looks pretty sad anyway. I mean...since when did Batman drive a ricer?

  • March 19, 2004, 2:51 p.m. CST

    BATMOBILE

    by noeno17

    I thought we were going to get something more like Frank Miller's BATMOBILE...this crapmobile does not look like the ARMY made it...The ARMY would pump out something that looks like a BRADLY or an M1-A1..not this shit....im going to go light myself on fire now.

  • March 19, 2004, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Not taken at Shepperton...

    by fitzcarraldo2

    That's not a British registration plate on the yellow convertible in the background.

  • March 19, 2004, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I think Halle Berry would look great driving that car in her coo

    by Stan the Bat

  • March 19, 2004, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Thank Christ for that.

    by Cash Bailey

    Ugghhh!!!

  • March 19, 2004, 3:33 p.m. CST

    If it ain't for Batman, who's if for?

    by whoopdeedoo

    I just gotta know. If that "thing' isn't for the new Bat-flick, then what's it actually for? Or is it the property of some crazy Brit with a Bat-fetish? C'mon Harry, what's the what here? I GOTTA KNOW!!!

  • March 19, 2004, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Looks like a turd with corn and beans

    by super Cucaracha

    Therefore it is a fake.

  • March 19, 2004, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Make the Batmobile like the new 2005 Ford GT

    by super Cucaracha

    Did you guys see that baby on the Superbowl comercials? Fuck! It would be nice to be rich.

  • March 19, 2004, 4:07 p.m. CST

    DOO DOO BUTTER

    by my two nads

    That thing looks like it was molded out of doo doo butter. Good lord what an obvious steaming pile of bogus dung. Rememer the good ol days of AICN when Harry was listed in Entertainment Weekly as one of the most powerful people in Hollywood? What a crock. Plants and fakes are becoming to common you guys are better that this....Please?

  • March 19, 2004, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Uh huh

    by Playhouse

    Well, that's interesting. Considering it's nothing like any of the descriptions that have been coming out about the Batmobile. Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and say that this one's not official there, folks.

  • March 19, 2004, 4:25 p.m. CST

    C'mon, People!

    by Playhouse

    I love how everyone just eats this shit up and immediately starts decrying the movie. Does everyone believe everything that's posted to this or any other site right off the bat? (No pun intended)

  • March 19, 2004, 5 p.m. CST

    Folks...

    by salamimansam

    ...you know, just like the gian red letters say, this is a fake. I know this for a fact. Let's just say that the new batmobile is unlike any we have seen before (not like this one) and it is definately, as every bit of long-since released info states: very much a cross between a humvee and a lamborghini. In the script, it is revealed to be rather large, and in reality, it is, with a dual-lie style wheel layout, and no front axle. It is super fast, and again, not what our man on the scene has published on this site. No need to wonder about these pics folks...they be fake...move along.

  • March 19, 2004, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Still fake.

    by salamimansam

    Please read the post up there from out pal in UK. He notes that it is currently not warm enough to drive with the top down. He is right. Also, the plate on that creamy colored car is not from Britain or the EU. This is a fiberglass mock-up which drives but is not built for speed like the actual machine used in the film, which, by the way, looks shitloads better than this monstrosity. Still fake friends.

  • March 19, 2004, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Good Grief

    by Choda Boy

    What the hell?! Not only is it embarrassing that this site would post those fake screens, it's even sadder that they don't even have a link to the OFFICIAL WEBSITE, which is now live. Granted, it only has the new Batman logo on it, and no content, but it is the REAL first look at the promotional vibe for the movie. GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASSES!

  • March 19, 2004, 5:14 p.m. CST

    REDBOX

    by salamimansam

    Yes! Redbox rules. Redbox rules. Just incase you didn't see redbox's HELPFUL INFO: http://canole.com/designer.html I guess we don't have to say another thing about this stupid gimmick Moriarty has inflicted on us.

  • March 19, 2004, 5:18 p.m. CST

    real news

    by salamimansam

    http://batmanbegins.warnerbros.com/

  • March 19, 2004, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Animated BATMAN batmobile has been made...

    by mr.norman.bates

    Check this out: http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/models/allVehicles_flash.jsp?type=concept either the "16" or the "Euoq" would make PERFECT Batmobiles... just add fins and its ready to go! (BTW, screw the jet engine; I do not think it would be necessary if one had to make a decision between the jet engine and the overall functional design of the car. For ONCE let's have a Batmobile that looks like something a pimp WOULDN'T drive).

  • March 19, 2004, 5:37 p.m. CST

    People...it says Fake

    by Bong

    ...

  • March 19, 2004, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Retraction

    by Mr Chuff

    Y'know.. this site used to be THE one place I'd visit for my filmic spoilings but now.. well this SHITE and FAKE batmobile is the latest in a long line of wooly hats that have been pulled down over AICN's eyes. In fact their entire handling of ANY bat news lately has been late, ripped from other sites or a load of bollocks. www.superherohype.com www.batmanbegins.com

  • March 19, 2004, 6:13 p.m. CST

    They're too busy pimping Hellboy to create a new talkback for th

    by Anomaly

  • March 19, 2004, 6:47 p.m. CST

    HOLY GOD!!!!

    by Soundofred

    thats the ugliest fuckign thing iv ever seen and iv been to jersey

  • March 19, 2004, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Geez Harry and Mori:

    by nushustu

    Kafka and Redbox are right. I would be careful if I were you guys. It's one thing to post a rumor that you have checked out, or posted with the caveat that it's nothing more than a rumor. However as of late, it seems like you guys are just posting any shit you get, and then later saying you knew it wasn't true all along. For one thing, it's transparent. Everyone with half a brain can see that instead of being men and admitting to your mistake, you're backpedaling like a couple of pussies. (Like for instance the whole Neil Gaiman debacle.) Secondly, if you guys continue to do this, why should we keep coming here? You have nothing going for you except your credibility. It's okay to be the biggest dumbass online as long as you keep providing legitimate content for your visitors. But this constant, obvious, disprovable-with-just-one-fucking-googlesearch bullshit that keeps getting posted here is getting old. How am I supposed to believe anything you say? Neil Gaiman, Fear and Desire DVD, Big fake Batmobiles. These are just lies. Why should I listen to you when you talk about Sin City or anything else?

  • March 19, 2004, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Besides The "Fake" Car...Something Else Is Wrong.

    by #42

    Hi...am I the only one who sees a problem with the BatMobile being a "Wayne Tech Prototype" and Batman driving around in it? Wouldn't someone at Wayne Tech see it and go "What the fuck?" Put two and two together...hmmm...

  • March 19, 2004, 7:35 p.m. CST

    The front end of that thing vaguely looks like a cross the littl

    by eveelcapitalist

    Or maybe it's just me. I mean you do kinda have to squint a little.

  • March 19, 2004, 7:56 p.m. CST

    It all makes sense now - Batman has a small penis

    by Tall_Boy

    how else you explain it? Its the car, right? Chicks love the car.

  • March 19, 2004, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Can't be serious

    by Legend67

    This "car" looks like the robot version of Goofy's cut off head........with cheap rims, no less. I think that this is just an excuse for somebody to spread pictures of their ugly car online.

  • March 19, 2004, 8:45 p.m. CST

    ...now that I think about it.......

    by Legend67

    It actually looks more like Snoopy's cut off head.........

  • March 19, 2004, 8:48 p.m. CST

    whatever

    by Legend67

    whatever

  • March 19, 2004, 8:53 p.m. CST

    The new Batman Logo is pretty cool

    by TheGinger Twit

  • March 19, 2004, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot, that was the PERFECT thing to say.

    by one9deuce

    How can any of you think that car would be in the movie? It is laughably bad. RogerCormanesque for sure.

  • March 20, 2004, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Why I oughta.......

    by Berlinale

    Its like a trainwreck that I cant seem to look away from, even though I know it is so wrong.This ride is perfect for Bruce " MAC DADDY " Wayne.....if he plans on having a heavy pimp hand in Gotham, but actually, it is just so over the top that Im thinking that if this is what it means to get back to the roots of it all, shouldnt it morph from something more modest than this?

  • March 20, 2004, 1:22 p.m. CST

    This looks like something Penelope Pitstop would drive in the Wa

    by Snookeroo

  • March 20, 2004, 1:41 p.m. CST

    http://batmanbegins.warnerbros.com/ - - I LOVE IT!!!

    by JDanielP

    I just thought I'd throw this out there. This new BATMAN emblem-design (see at above mentioned web-location) looks quite nice, ... at least, in SHAPE. I hope it is either BLACK or a dark (almost black) blue (perhaps to match the cape, cowl, gloves, and boots) on the new costume. As for this "FAKE" Batmobile, cut Harry some slack. He never said it was official. I've never seen the car before ... but how fun it would be to drive around on Halloween, while dressed as Batman, with sidekick Robin in the passenger seat. (What a riot THAT would be!) Anyway, ... I'm saying that EVEN THIS CAR could POSSIBLY work in the context of a Batman movie ... but THANK GOD NOT THIS MOVIE. I'm looking forward to seeing a much more subtle design, yet cool in styling and very tough. I've read some comparison to the Batmobile in "The Dark Knight Returns" which, if that's the case, I expect it to be VERY TOUGH LOOKING yet look as though it's capable of very high speeds. I hope to see wide tires ... and maybe lots of angular shapes and layers, as if metal tough like a tank. -- I, for one, appreciate the information that AICN gives us each week ... even if it sometimes falls short of the truth. This is the FIRST place I go when I get on-line, to read the latest news on movies that I deeply care about. (And www.SuperheroHype.com is my second choice) So, ... "THANK YOU", Harry. I don't know how ANYONE could run a site like this without getting fooled at least SOME of the time. I sincerely appreciate AICN, ... and I even appreciate getting to see this car. (Any chance I could rent it out on Halloween????)

  • March 20, 2004, 9:49 p.m. CST

    thank god that's fake

    by Goneburger

    because that's a real brain fart of a batmobile, and looks ridiculous.

  • March 21, 2004, 5:33 a.m. CST

    to the people saying its fake....

    by Bourne GreyElf

    Gee, what tipped you off? was it the big red FAKE word thats in blaring view all over the picture? Fucking idiots.

  • March 21, 2004, 11:01 a.m. CST

    If anyone's still reading. I think Batman Forever was good. Up t

    by TheGinger Twit

  • March 21, 2004, 8:46 p.m. CST

    "ROBIN ! TO THE BAT-DILDO !!!"

    by el zar

    The movie is supposed to be reality based. So how come this batmobile looks like a bad Tim Burton leftover ?

  • March 21, 2004, 9:13 p.m. CST

    FAKE! Batmobile

    by Bruce_Wayne

    Just to let all of u know it is FAKE! So stop bitching about it! http://www.batman-on-film.com/b5news.html click on that link for all the details... have some faith guys i dont think WB would put that crap on screen

  • March 22, 2004, 2:23 a.m. CST

    I don't care how bad the Batmobile might look...

    by mcflytrap

    Nothing will make me want Schumacher back.

  • March 22, 2004, 4:46 a.m. CST

    It Looks Like ALF!!

    by Malebolgia

    it's that mothefucker's spaceship!

  • March 23, 2004, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Batman's Mobile

    by MaulRat

    This mobile had been circulating the web for a good long while now, the designer was approached by the proposed financiers of the live action Batman Beyond movie... glad it got canned.. they actually wanted Chris Klein as the new batman... eek.. all because he bares a little resemblance to a young Keanu Reeves... its just sad... but good for BatFans.. *BAMF*

  • March 23, 2004, 3:57 a.m. CST

    crapmobile

    by slopehead

    I don't know how anyone mistook this for the new batmobile for even a second. The only person who could like this moving toilet would be the retard who glued bits of his airfix plane kits to his POS hatchback, and sprayed it black. I've done floaters mor attractive than this....

  • March 23, 2004, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Sen. Blutarski

    by Mel Garga

    Paint the words "Eat Me" on the side and Landis could re-shoot the final scene of Animal House.

  • March 30, 2004, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Whowouldathought!

    by PotableBob

    I have the same rims on my 1987 dodge daytona.

  • March 30, 2004, 11:42 p.m. CST

    the real batmobile for all to see

    by c-note

    it is awesome go the official site www.batmanbegins.com