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It's The Road Kill Express!! The Bat Pod Is Here!!

Merrick here...
The powers that be revealed The Batcycle from the THE DARK KNIGHT. This time around, it's called The Bat Pod. It looks like one of those kid's toys the little peg people with the big, round heads would drive around. The LA Times brings us a sillhouetty image via THIS ARTICLE:
...while NBC's TODAY SHOW shows us video of the thing in actual daylight. Click HERE to see it! Host lady Meredith Viera says that Bat Pod is "hard to straddle" (hehehe).

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  • June 18, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Mario Cart? (first dizzle)

    by Chrisofthestoneage

    Hope that shit looks better in the film

  • June 18, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Mario Cart? (first dizzle)

    by Chrisofthestoneage

    Hope that shit looks better in the film

  • June 18, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Looks all right.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Fits the same aesthetic as the Tumbler.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS BAT-SHARK-REPLLANT!!!

    by Err

    Just as wacky!

  • June 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Is Batman gonna take part in the Wacky Races?

    by Err

    hmmm?

  • June 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    looks a bit.....gay

    by Kizeesh

    I'm just saying

  • June 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    the FANTASTIC CAR was better .......

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    thats right bitches......

  • June 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    since when has nolan become tasteless?

    by Lane

    looks tacky. big turrets? reminds me of the car that homer designed. ultra big cup holders. the batpod? for serious? was it Designed by Apple in California?

  • June 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    They can't call it the Bat Pod

    by ebolamonkey

    Steve Jobs now owns the word "pod". He won't stand for the confusion this will create in the public's mind between this motorcycle and his music playing device. "Apple's Insistence That It Owns The Word "Pod" Creates A Legal Quandary For Software Makers" http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_3906.aspx

  • June 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Weapons on the front = Bat-Lasers? Or Bat-Machine Guns?

    by Err

    Hmmm?

  • June 18, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Hope those aren't guns.

    by Aznbuddy

    Holy Bad Flashbacks of Homicidal Batman from the 1st Tim Burton Batman, Batman!!!

  • June 18, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    This is what happens......

    by dark antifyre

    ....when 15 year old goths try to make speeder bikes! First thing from this or the last film that i was'nt so hot on the first time I saw it..

  • June 18, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    I hope it serves a purpose

    by Samson_K

    Let's face it Nolan is a major player in the Batman franchise but he's a tiny cog compared to the corporation! Warner Brothers are huge and Warner Brothers know that merchandising is immensely important to the success of a movie. I just hope that we are not on the first slippery slopes to Batman having different costumes and vehicles purely for toy sales! So this vehicle better not just be like the Bat sub from Batman Forever.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    This is what happens......

    by dark antifyre

    ....when 15 year old goths try to make speeder bikes! First thing from this or the last film that i was'nt so hot on the first time I saw it..

  • June 18, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Hope his cape doesn't get caught in that back wheel

    by ebolamonkey

    Honestly, it looks like he's hunkered down to take a bat shit.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Sorry,,,

    by dark antifyre

    'puter went mad at Vista, hence double post.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    How does that fucker turn?

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    Those be some wide tires. Between this and Bats new armored-costume, it looks like they're heading into a Batman Forever direction. Please don't fuck this up. Everything was going so right in the first one.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    what's with all the big wheels on everything?

    by tonamania

    'nuff said.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Hostel 2 has tanked

    by BenBraddock

    Yee-hah!

  • June 18, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    It looks Stupid.

    by azzezino

    Doesn't have that same feel that the Tumbler had. This looks like a futuristic hillbilly ATV.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Um

    by SithMenace

    Ouch. That pic screams Batman and Robin.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Actually.....

    by dark antifyre

    ....i've noticed a lot more of the coverage is now going with 'Batman: The Dark Knight'..... have Warners chickened out (again?)

  • June 18, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Hate the name...LOVE the machine...

    by ckone

    Looks like a evil little brother to the batmobile. I liked that the Batmobile was "the tumbler" but the bat pod?? ouch...somehow I don't think that's gonna last. At least I hope not. Once this thing is seen in motion, and once we see the 'need' for it...we shall be awe struck! Just like all the naysayers were when we fisrt saw the tumbler! Looks like they are hitting the right notes on this sequel though! He has bat-gadgets!!

  • June 18, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I like, but guns?

    by xHarleyQuinn

    Looks pretty BA if you ask me. I think the best part about it is that you steer with the arm sleeves. But I am a little weary about the machine guns attached. Unless, of course, there is a specific purpose for them (besides, you know, killing people) Can't have that.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    The big wheels

    by Jor-El23

    like everything i've seen both in the first movie and the early stuff for the sequel there seems to be a sense of utilitarianism which is appreciate. nothing in these movies is designed to look good or slick or cool. Form follows function. If there really was a guy running around a big city in a bat suit fighting crime he'd have an urban tank and a motorcycle with giant wheels to provide more balance.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    If Memflix was Batman....

    by NachoNegro

    Each time he would imprison a villian in Arkham Asylum, he would give them a business card on which was printed his home address, along with clear directions to the Batcave.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    The name is stupid

    by Jor-El23

    but it might just be for production/marketing purposes. did we ever hear the word "batmobile" in the first movie?

  • June 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Well that looks fucking stupid DO NOT WANT

    by Mr_X

    what possible motivation would he have to take the bike instead of the car?

  • June 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Um, that looks like baked bat shit

    by ODM

    And that black guy in the video... is he wearing a face prosthetic or what? He looks like something out of a Norbit.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Wheels are too big. Would

    by Fenrisulfr

    Wheels are too big. Would Batman really drive such a vehicle? Doesn't offer much protection, one shock and Batman goes flying in the garbage.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    The bike

    by Jor-El23

    is smaller and perhaps a little more undetectable than the giant urban tank with the flames shooting out of the back.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Looks damn stupid.

    by jimmy_009

    Probably the first (hopefully the last) big hiccup of Nolan and Co. on Batman... aside from casting Heath Ledger instead of Tim Roth as the Joker. The bike you guys showed before looked much better than this joke.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    the look is just not doing it for me....

    by Romoehlio

    they should have added the BATWING! still, nolan seems like to know what he`s doing so this thing WILL own...

  • June 18, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    poor design

    by WhiteNnerdy

    I actually dug the Tumbler, and think this looks kind of cool. But it's impractical. Those guns sticking way out the front are going to get all bent the hell up anytime he rearends a car at a red light, and busting through walls is way out of the quetsion. I won't even mention what would happen should his cape get caught in the open wheel on the back. Put a rear fender on that thing, shorten the guns and put a fender that wraps around the front wheel to ram through shit, and you've got a badass looking machine that is actually usable.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I hope Batman has a good Batchiropractor

    by oisin5199

    Between this and the tumbler, those things really hard on your back, leaning over like that. Anyway, looks cool. Can't wait to see it in action.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    "Where does he get those wonderful TOYS?"

    by Abin Sur

    There was a blurb associated with this pic (it was on the same link that had the Maggie Gyllenhaal picture) that explained how he steers it (face down, with your shoulders locking into the side shields that allow you to steer it by just turning your body the way you want to go) and that sounds pretty cool to me.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    The world's biggest vibrator.

    by blackmantis

    Meredith looked a little too excited on that thing. I think it looks cool and will probably look even cooler in motion.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Oh Ye Gads!

    by ThisLifeArtificial

    The wheels!

  • June 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    batman is so fuckin cool and so is his bike

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    actually ive changed the word cool to batman. when you see something cool from now on you say its so batman. go look in the other talkback for some more info.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Looks Tight as Hell!!

    by Vaders Catheter

    You whiny bitches can complain all you want, but this film is shaping up to be the shit, and you assholes all know it. The only thing I'm not geeked about on the Batpod is the guns, they just aren't Batman's style.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    It's Mr. Mackeys IT Scooter!

    by uss cygnus

    ...I'll wait for the Batpod Nano.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    That looks rediculous

    by godzillasushi

    Just doesn't do it for me.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    The Bat-Pod has a beer and cheats on it's wife...

    by Jonny_Dr_Thunder

    Cuz that's the kind of thing Bat-Pods do. This thing is way weird lookin', man. The Batmobile looked like a badass fucking killing machine, this thing looks kinda sorta fucking lame.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Jor-El23 - I tend to agree with you...

    by just pillow talk

    Not too crazy about the design, but I definitely see where Nolan is coming from. It's following the same design as the batmobile, and seems to fit in with something Fox would come up with.<p>And I disagree with you anchorite, I think this movie will deliver like the first one.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Light Cycle

    by Stuntcock Mike

    More Tron influence please. End of line.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    It's possible that that thing comes out of the Batmobil

    by beastie

    e... in case of emergency. I mean the wheel on the front looks pretty familiar.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    LOL, Stuntcock...

    by uss cygnus

    End of line, Indeed.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Yuo guys see the GIANT FUCKING GUNS, right?

    by PwnedByStallone

    Shut the fuck up you whiny bitches.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    AM I LATE FOR THE HATE?

    by THE KNIGHT

    It looks... interesting... I guess the online response will be the same as when everyone first seen the tumbler... <p> We'll just have to wait and see how it fits within the context of the movie.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    The real purpose of the "BAT POD"!!!

    by RpgSama

    People, don't be stupid, this is not a real batman vehicle, the Tumbler is going to be destroyed in the movie and this "bike" is just Batman escaping from the tumbler from within, even the Tires are the same as the tumbler, remember this, this is an escape vehicle, that's why it's called POD and that's why he requires it, he need it to escape, it is his escape pod with wheels...

  • June 18, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    BTW

    by THE KNIGHT

    Good to see Warner Bros. is really promoting the movie so early... Looks like next july will be huge for BATMAN!

  • June 18, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    It's Mr Garrisons dildo bike

    by torontoxic

    Gadgets are always the weak points of Batman movies. As soon as they attempt consistent branding via character it all goes down hill. Crossing my fingers there's no purple Joker mobile.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Tumbler vs. Bat "Pod"...

    by TheRealSeveren

    Surely, someone on here owns an automobile AND a motorcycle, right? So, if you do, maybe a billionaire crime-fighter would too so the arguments over practicality are null and void. Besides, the Tumbler probably uses up alot of gas. My guess is the "Pod" is a hybrid... Oh, and when you guys see a breaking story on here, take a deep breath and a step back and make sure what you're posting is REALLY your opinion and not just negativity for the sake of negativity...the online community thanks you.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Does it make squeaky sounds as Bats...

    by Negative Man

    <p>...peddles furiously as he chases Joker riding his Green Machine through the Crime Alley playset? Does it have a cool hand brake on the side to make groovy skids?</p><p>I can't believe, that with one picture, they can nearly dash any hopes that The Dark Knight would not end up a giant toy commercial. I wonder if the toy will come with a Bat Pod Launcher that you wind up like those old Evel Knievel toys. I can't wait for a new generation bloody their knuckles as thier hand slips and smacks into the concrete. Heck, maybe it will even shoot sparks.</p><p>Gawd, that looks several ways of gay.</p>

  • June 18, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    i dont think the guns are for people

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    there probably for stuff it the way blocking his path. like a wall or people.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    TUMBLER IS TIGHT

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better then neon lights

  • June 18, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Pod looks alright I doubt it's called that in the movie

    by andrew coleman

    Also to not Anthony Michael Hall is playing the Riddler I saw on another site. So this film will have Joker and possibly Scarecrow and the third film will be Two-Face and Riddler with perfect casting. I'm thinking this could possibly be the best movie series in a long time.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    i never saw this!

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    http://www.cinematical.com/category/images/

  • June 18, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    TOO SILHOUETTY ! ! !

    by Pound Sand

    Boogity boogity boogity, let's go pod racing ! ! !

  • June 18, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    unfortunately supercowbell, the links are down

    by just pillow talk

    to those pics. <p>Yes, Anthony Michael Hall is supposed to be playing Edward Nygma, at least that's the latest rumor...

  • June 18, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Batmans Dry Cleaner Called

    by mr dark

    He gave it a big "Thumbs Up" Seiously if that goes down a wet road he will be covered in shit..

  • June 18, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Escape Pod

    by Surround Sound

    The escape pod function works best. I just can't see Batman cruising around the city in that pod thing. I see it as a quick escape when Joker blows up the tumbler. Batman would use this pod for a short time then we never see it the rest of the movie. Hopefully.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Meredith Viera

    by Jak0lantern01

    Do you think Batman will have to grab his crotch in pain the way she did when she got off the pod? Is that poor design, or just an anatomy issue?

  • June 18, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by david19

    I wasn't here for the backlash from the tumbler, but I think it looks good. I wouldnt be surprised if it was similar to what some dude saying earlier about it being an escape pod from the tumbler. We saw the Tumbler shooting rockets in BB so the guns in front could very well serve the same purpose. Or it could shoot rubber bullets. Honest. <P>Oh and anyone who compares any of this stuff to either Burton or Schumacher instantly loses all credibility. Morons.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Where is my "Bat Anti-Shark Spray"?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Seriously, where is it?

  • June 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    RpgSama nailed it.

    by JacknChucksLovechild

    We're probably gonna see this thing for 1 minute and a half, at some point in a 2hour movie, when Batty's tumbler gets crushed and he runs for cover in this escape pod. And there probably will be fire, debris, and a strategically burt/damaged bat-suit ...to please the fanboys with THE RETURN OF THE MIGHTY BATNIPPLES.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The Look

    by david19

    It looks like it has incredible balance and is much sturdier then a normal bike would be. Much more all-purpose like the Tumbler was.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Comes out of batmobile

    by windsurfingnation

    Guys, I wouldn't fret much, the design of this makes me think that it will simply be a way to escape the batmobile, not to mention the name is the bat POD, like escape POD. Just look at the wheel design, and last to mention is how in batman begins, when his seat transforms into a bike position when he's racing away from the po-po.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking awesome to me...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...I just hope those machine guns shoot rubber bullets. And I agree with everyone who says it's an escape "pod" for when something happens to the tumbler. He already basically drove this thing in the first movie when he was escaping the cops on the roof of the parking garage. This time, he's just going to drive it right out of the front as the tumbler gets blown up or something. Not entirely sure why the military would've built that into an experimental piece of bridge-building equipment, though. However, I'm willing to suspend a bit of disbelief.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    ESCAPE POD

    by david19

    Im on board. Its a frikkin escape pod. No problem with that.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    This is WICKED! Shades of AKIRA.

    by LoneGun

    Love the low to the ground design of the Pod. It reminds me of those amazing, high-tech bikes from Otomo's AKIRA, though if fits Batman's aesthetic. This will look great on film. Meredith Viera straddling the thing doesn't really do it justice. Batman will look AWSOME on it.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    LOOKS the part...

    by Pawprint

    But not very practical.. Wouldn't like to be Batman on that thing when the bullets start flying either..<p> Fits in nicely with the whole Tumbler 'urban battlewagon' ethos though.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Al "Loose skin" Roker

    by Arashikage

    Just read the weather fatty. You stink. uhhkk, he may have just ruined this movie for me. Oh, and the "pod" is fucking hokey. I smell bat nipples.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Anyone recall

    by Abominable Snowcone

    what Bats used the tumbler for in the last movie? I do--he used it to FLEE from the police. And what strategic purpose would this motorcycle on steroids serve? To pursue crooks? It can't be that fast or easy to manuever. To crash through brick walls? Hmmm, no, better take the car. To get chicks? That works. To market kids' toys? Bingo!

  • June 18, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Please god

    by Abominable Snowcone

    let Batman ride this bike straight up the side of a building, like in Batman Forever (or Ghost Rider). Because riding bikes up the side of buildings is this year's little miss sunshine.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Meredith "MILF" Viera...

    by tylerzero

    ...can practice her stradlling technique on me.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Fits the look of the bat costume

    by MrJJonz

    ie it's just like something they sell those wacky version of Batman toys with . . methinks this is all this film will be.<P>I'm still waiting for a Batman film rather than an elseworlds Batman . .methinks I'll be waiting a loooonng time

  • June 18, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS=BATMOBILE RIDING UP SIDE OF BUILDING

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 18, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Supposedly, this Batman hates firearms, so..

    by Wonderboys

    why the pod has guns?

  • June 18, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Looks like a powerwheels bike

    by Ricky Henderson

    Between this and the costume, I am seriously unimpressed.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    this is in my christmas list!!!!

    by ludmir88

    i want it!!!

  • June 18, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Daytime photo of the Butplug

    by quentintarantado

    Try this comingsoon.net photo of the Batplug. Plus two photos of the Batsuit not looking good (though there's an explanation why it looks bad. I still don't understand it.)

  • June 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Man, could someone please blow up the TODAY show?

    by Yack Backer

    Terrible television. As for the Bat Pod-- me likey!!!

  • June 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Funny how the fanboys here rag on the "toy" aspect

    by Jak0lantern01

    when you little whiners probably have the most toys. I envision a pack of angry, rabid 40 Year Old Virgin types here, you know, with your boxes of TOYS. Never owned a G.I. Joe, Star Wars, or Transformers action figure? You're full of crap if you deny it.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    coming soon.net article

    by quentintarantado

    sorry. Here's the url: http://tinyurl.com/2lgvgs

  • June 18, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    tumbler escape pod makes sense

    by Bouncy X

    especially when u remember in the first movie, the way the seat moves sorta under the hood so he can use the guns. maybe this time it'll move under the hood so he can eject with the pod.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Rickey needs to chill out...

    by just pillow talk

    and eat a cupcake. The movie will be good, no need to fret. This ain't the Transformers. <p> I think Rickey needs to get a good pep talk (or ass-whooping) to the Mets.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    give, not get

    by just pillow talk

    take that Rickey!

  • June 18, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    And whats with the ENORMOUS wheels?

    by Ricky Henderson

    Wouldn't a vehicle with wheels that huge be a bitch to steer? It would, right? So how is this the new "practical" and "grounded" Batman that Nolan has been promising us?

  • June 18, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Escape pod

    by Jor-El23

    good call, whoever has said that, has to be what it is. still like the design though and i really hope it only gets used b/c the tumbler was destroyed (although i can't imagine what could destroy it). even if he uses both, i don't care. the first movie was so freaking good that i trust nolan completely

  • June 18, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I'm trying really hard

    by Schih Thayde

    to care. But I just can't. You fairies will have to care for me.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    thanks for posting Schih Thayde...

    by just pillow talk

    I didn't realize anyone watched the Today show to begin with...

  • June 18, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Batman: The Dark Knight?

    by w_woody

    Does it bother anyone else that this is labeled as this... I mean is it going to be Batman: The Dark Knight...or just The Dark Knight? Cause...I don't like the first one...I mean everybody knows it's fucking batman, right?

  • June 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Cape trailing behind, hauling ass through Gotham ...

    by Undercover Fanboy

    ... the "pod" could look very, very cool. Actually, imagine the freeway scene from Maxtrix Reloaded, shot at night, shadowy, neon yellow lighting, Batman weaving in and out of traffic, his cape flowing to the edge of the back tire, his (rotatable) mask just above the handbars. I like it. Looks badass, looks tough, looks like it could get him around easier than the Tumbler ever could. But it all depends on how they shoot it ...

  • June 18, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    better than an iPod

    by king_of_nowhere

  • June 18, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by tehgreekhammer

    http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070618c.php <P> The disappointing box-office of "Hostel: Part II" has upset quite a few, most notably its director Eli Roth who says on his blog that it will have an knock-on effect. The most notable one will be a delay in his adaptation of Stephen King's "Cell" - "I am not directing Cell any time soon, and I most likely will take the rest of the year to write my other projects. Which means I wouldn't shoot until the spring and you wouldn't see a film directed by me in the cinemas until at least next fall." He cites the infamous leaked pirate copy of the film as one of the reasons for the damaging box-office, especially internationally. Unlike other movies leaked online and taken with video cameras, "Hostel II" was notably a near DVD-quality unfinished work print. He also adds that the R-rated horror genre is in serious jeopardy after several notable failures this year - "studios feel the public doesn't want them anymore, and so they are only putting PG-13 films into production. The only way to counter this perception is to get out there and support R-rated horror." <P> KEEP MAKING EXCUSES ELI!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • June 18, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS=FLAMES CHASIN BATMOBILE UP A BUILDING

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    batman forever was weird

  • June 18, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    True Pillow, very true

    by Ricky Henderson

    A lot of this is Mets-related angst. Rickey's still pissed about the suit and bike though. We're going down the slippery slope to Schumakerville and no one is saying a damn thing about it.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Bat-Pod

    by JaggedSac

    I think it would make for a decent escape vehicle from the tumbler although the logistics of that are a little stretched. Also I like how most of the posters on these talkbacks think they are fucking comedians, but in actuality are really really fucking lame.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    reading that article

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    i really want to see rescue dawn along with the dark knight. christian bale is a great actor.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Going to wait for this in motion

    by Wed Vid Guy

    The Tumbler didn't get the best reviews when it first debuted and then we saw it in action and it was a totally different thing. I'm willing to wait for how this is used in context of the movie but yeah, it looks like it belongs in a Shrine Circus (are they even around any more?).

  • June 18, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    CAN'T BE AN ESCAPE POD...

    by ckone

    For the sheer fact that they did that already in Batman returns, or was it forever? When he has to drive the batmobile through an alley and it completly tranforms and falls apart around him into some weird escape vehicle with the engine intact...I think it was returns...I think he will "require" it to be able to navigate an area of gotham too congested for the Tumbler...or that the tumbler is too cumbersome...we shall see, it will definately have a function...how awesome was the use of the timbler! And yeah they never did call it the batmobile did they? That's pretty cool.And though batman doesn't use guns, we all know he has used them even in the comics when things got hairy, not to kill but definately for leverage.So take a chill pill, and enjoy this amazing world that Nolan and Co are bringing us!! It't not like they went to the nearest suzuki dealership and asked for their newest model,and all they did was slap a bat symbol on it, next to the suzuki logo right???? Not like a certain Family of heroes did? right?? You want it to go down that road? do ya??

  • June 18, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    not bad

    by king_of_nowhere

    at least he's not riding robin through the streets

  • June 18, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    gos thats bad.

    by Eh Nam1313

    they should put some flames on the thing. This looks like it should have it. Just crap.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Does this mean we are

    by MrJJonz

    going to get another shit pointless tumbler-esque chase scene in this film as well - oh joy . . Hey I'm Batman, yeah I like to play things from the shadows except when I go on international TV in my car. Next I plan to run down the main street in broad daylight

  • June 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 Begins Filming Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Forestal

    http://indianajones.com/community/news/news20070618.html

  • June 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    lets talk Eli Roth

    by CQuest

    he has gone on record to say that piracy killed his movie - not that it SUCKED or anything. omfg its great to see such an arrogant fuck not know how to deal with failure. he also isnt directing cell anytime soon, thank goodness

  • June 18, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Just saw the Today video

    by Wed Vid Guy

    I'm sold on it. The thing is looks like a supersized motorcycle. Blame shadows and perspective on that pic. Now that is a bat-cycle!

  • June 18, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth

    by Jak0lantern01

    Let him whine, I guess it's the fans that are to blame, not the fact it's a lame movie. Perhaps audiences aren't abandoning R-rated horror, perhaps they've just seen enough of the so-called "torture porn" thing and have seen enough.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ugh, It looks like something off of

    by Stuntcock Mike

    American Chopper. "Duh, I got an ideere. It needs more bat, you know, it's batty lookin"

  • June 18, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Have faith Rickey....

    by just pillow talk

    No comparison between the directors either...

  • June 18, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    functionality problems? no

    by The Only Woj

    read the article. they built it. they've had a stunt guy training on how to actually use it. the design was funky, but they made it work.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Y'AkiRaaaaa!!!!

    by FILMFUNK

    looks the Skoots! <P>All Hail the Bale.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Needs Bat-Streamers! And a Bat-Bell!

    by Ricky Henderson

    and a commercial voiceover singing: "pow-pow-powerwheels!"

  • June 18, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    eli roth said he didnt want to make hostel 3 because...

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    he didnt want to make a lame part 3. dont worry eli, we dont want to see a hostel 3 anyway.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    and am i gonna get banned for that?

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    it wont be the first time i got banned for speaking foul of hostel. im pretty sure aicn is over now anyway. i hope.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Roth didn't want a lame Hostel 3???

    by MrJJonz

    I didn't want a lame Hostel 1 or 2 but you still made them didn't you Roth? Twat

  • June 18, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    mrjjonz ive been saving that joke you ass

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    for when i see and hate hostel lol

  • June 18, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    apologies supercowbell

    by MrJJonz

    I just couldn't hold my distaste for Roth's films any longer

  • June 18, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Why Roth is so upset

    by Jak0lantern01

    He thought he was making a SAW movie, just didn't realize he wasn't. AND BECAUSE ALL OF YOU DIDN'T SUPPORT HOSTEL 2, IT ONLY MEANS THAT YOU WILL BE PUNISHED AND HAVE TO WAIT LONGER FOR THE NEXT ELI ROTH FILM TO BE MADE!!! Jeeze, I can only imagine what Bay threatens us with if Transformers tanks.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    The Bat-BigWheel!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Wow... not too good. The FAKE Batcycle looked WAY better. And the worst thing is, the thing looks unfinished. Sure, it's supposed to be utilitarian, but can't they at least put a SHELL on the thing to streamline it and make it LOOK cool???<p>As it is now, it just looks naked, like Gotham PD just found it in a raided chop-shop.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    lol its okay

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    theres plenty of eli roth hate to go around on this site

  • June 18, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    after all that promoting i bet harry

    by CQuest

    wont talk about the failure, or of roth's message to the public. so damn typical of this site. i dont even read his reviews anymore. but man it feels good to see hostel 2 fail. i now have some faith restored in people.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    speaking of saw

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    cant wait for saw 4. but i hope its the last one for awhile. and i dont mean 1 1/2 while instead of a year, i mean for a long ass time. seriously dont want this to saw 8: jigsaw takes tahiti

  • June 18, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Is it possible...

    by david19

    for someone to simply give their opinion of something without just passing it off by saying, "This is fucking stupid, this movie is going to suck balls!" <P>The end result is the most important thing, and while our initial reaction may be negative, you just have to wait for the end result before you can pass judgment.<P>What we know and what we can assume. We KNOW that they have assembled an unbelievable cast, and the movie is being directed by a solid director who seems to be taking these movies in a satisfying direction. We can ASSUME that WB wants to make a lucrative movie so it may put some pressure on the movie makers to be a bit more friendly to a wider audience. Based on the considerable success of the last movie more money is going to be sunk into this, and the producers are most likely going to want some "flashiness" to balance the seriousness that the director and writer have brought and will likely bring more of to this sequel. I dont think its fair to slam Nolan for the new Batsuit, or any other design choices. This kind of movie is a huge collaboration, and you better believe there will be a million producers hanging around giving their opinions. In the end I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing (though it can quickly become one, even if WB's track record has been improving). Nolan seems to be getting a lot of things his way (casting, his bro writing, etc) but Katie Holmes being cast reeks of producer involvement as does the tron suit. Ultimately the choices we may not agree with depend on the direction, story, and acting. If they stick those three things then by this time next year we may be calling the things that worried us (Ledger, the tron suit, the Bat-pod, Gylenhaal) bad ass. <P>For me my biggest fear for the first one was Katie Holmes but even she wasnt all that bad. Her characer serves a purpose, and now that she is being played by the more talented, convincing Maggie Gylenhaal (who actually looks pretty cute in the pics they have posted) I'm thinking both movies are going to play much better together. <P>Just remember, before you slam the choices made for this movie, there were some iffy choices for the first one that paid off, and on hindsight I think that the biggest problem with the first one was Goyers shaky writing. I think Nolan has enough of a hold on this movie to make good choices, right now, for me at least, is whether John Nolan can deliver a better script then Goyer. If he does then who the hell cares about a Bat-pod?

  • June 18, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Shia Lebeouf cast in Saw: Part III !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Forestal

    Shia has been rumored to play the wacky sidekick!

  • June 18, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I get the feeling Saw ain't gonna stop

    by MrJJonz

    anytime soon. Wait for the Saw Xmas special

  • June 18, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I mean Hostel: Part III

    by Forestal

    oops

  • June 18, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Well, to be fair.....

    by Jak0lantern01

    Harry and/or his minion that keep this site running for us may have a relationship with Roth. Really nothing wrong with that, it's not like AICN is subject to any real ethics in term of who/what they report on. You really need to see Harry post that after seeing Hostel 2 that he feels letdown by Roth and has realized that he's a hack and wants nothing more to do with him? That's not going to happen. And even if Hostel 2 was a good movie, plenty of GREAT movies have failed at the box office. Keep that in mind. I just find Roth's whinig to be funny, and arrogant.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Doesn't anyone see...

    by The Edges Hat

    I think that the tumbler will be destroyed and this is what Fox makes out of the leftovers. Stop coming out with the negative comments...NO-ONE but Nolan and his crew know what the film is going to look like. Some of you won't be happy till they make a film of Batman running around in a grey sweatshirt, blue speedos a blue cowl with white lenses and fucking Bat-Mite popping out of the air! Arseholes!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck Hostel!

    by Atticus Finch

    That piece of shit fell off the map faster than it takes most of you to ejaculate whilst sitting in front of your computers looking at porn! And then I read that Eli issued some pathetic plea to save his film at My Space. Why? The film sucked, as does he. Hopefully the door hits him in the ass as he is on his way out of Hollywood.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    This is a major moment for me. I'm finally saying.....

    by Nice Marmot

    ...."WHERE'S THE F'IN' SPOILER WARNING?!?!?!?" Now that I'm convinced it's an escape pod, it's first appearance on the big screen will mean nuthin' to me. NUTHIN' I TELLS YA'! Sweet, I just moved up a level on the whiny fanboy-tool peckin' order!!!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    That's not the Batcycle...

    by stones_throw

    That's a fucking go-cart.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by photoboy

    Will there be room for the Bat-Shark Repellent on that bike?

  • June 18, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Atticus Finch

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    i take it you were just on you porn when you came up with that joke

  • June 18, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Also

    by stones_throw

    Batman don't use guns.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    BAT-POD

    by david19

    Ok I dont care what any of you fuckers say. I just read the article about this thing and it sounds BAD ASS. The machine guns are iffy but I doubt it will be real bullets. A chase scene with Bats on this in going to be frikkin amazing.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Oops

    by Atticus Finch

    I guess I should have read the tb first. Oh well, its always fun to share in Roth hate!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    supercowbell...

    by Atticus Finch

    Nah, just logged on. But now that you mention it...see you later!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Edges Hat

    by MrJJonz

    Some people just want Batman on screen not some elseworlds thing happening. Nolan keeps harping on about it being grounded in realism . . it's fucking Batman!!! If he wants to make something grounded in realism then remove the cape and ears and call him Vigilante-man.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    SPOILER

    by landster

    Possible teaser poster http://tinyurl.com/22s882 And joblow is claiming who Anthony Michael Hall will be playing. http://tinyurl.com/288vt4

  • June 18, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    atticus

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    just watch out for the keyboard!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    luke cage racial problems

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=427963 look just cast terry crews and get a director who wont make it a sterotypical black man shoots stuff movie. ok?

  • June 18, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    If you don't like this vehicle..

    by Quintus_Arrius

    .. you are indeed NUTS. <P> This is cool... Very Cool! <P> Stoopid haters! (Shheeessshh)

  • June 18, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, by the way..

    by Quintus_Arrius

    Maggie is a Mutt!

  • June 18, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Hey lets try to stay...

    by TheRealSeveren

    on topic here...Eli Roth has NOTHING to do with The Dark Knight! If you want to express your opinions about him and Hostel 2 there are many places to do so...I would suggest going to his myspace site and leaving a comment or sending him a message...remember, we are talking about BATMAN. By the way, I respect all of you.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Guns are what trouble me

    by Yack Backer

    Many of you ahve raised the issue already, but it bears repeating. bats and guns-- not cool.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    So far...

    by david19

    the design choices of this movie worried me, but this is the first thing that has excited me. I can't wait to see this thing in action. Check out the LA Times article. Awesome.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    What a Monster

    by Mr Incredible

    I'd like to see how Bats handles that thing. Maybe he should have this as a backup: http://tinyurl.com/7vml I'd paint it black, though.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Ixnay on the Eli Roth stuff

    by david19

    This is a Batman talkback

  • June 18, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Yack

    by MrJJonz

    Btman already at least allowed people to die if not kill them in Nolans 1st attempt. Granted it was more hinted at but would be in a PG rating. Probably use the guns to blow things up so people can fly through the air but you'll never see the aftermath of the bodies just like the end of the jedi, oops I mean ninja training scene in Begins

  • June 18, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Escape Pod? Nah.

    by ledsyrus

    No I don't see it working as an escape pod, and I think that would be a bit daft. But if the Tumbler's going to get blown up, and Bats needs a new ride reasonably quickly (for some specific mission?) then maybe Lucius builds this bike out of the remains of the Tumbler? Yeah I could buy into that.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Amazing, all this hate directed at Eli Roth.

    by GrantChastain

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that everybody here that's ragging on Hostel and its sequel has probably never been subjected to the white-hot floodlights of public opinion. If you had, you'd never talk about Roth the way you are now. The things you're saying smack of jealousy on an astronomical level, and it's tragic that you're all going to expend so much effort into bashing someone's work, rather than doing something constructive. Come on, haters. Bring your own genius to the table, and let the rest of us talk about what an insipid piece of trash it is.<P>If you don't like Hostel or the way Roth goes about his business, that's your right... but to celebrate the failure of a creative endeavor, especially one in which a lot of hard work and effort was required, is just lame.<P>I mean, come ON. All you guys do is complain about crappy studio-driven movie after studio-driven movie... but when Tarantino, or Roth, or Zombie, or Kevin Smith, or another independent mind that's doing something different comes along, all you do is bash their work into the stone age. You can't have it both ways. I think there are a lot more people that come to AICN to hate on film than celebrate it these days, and that's fucking tragic.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Too Poddy.

    by Diagnostic

    I hope Robert Downey Jr. does the Bat dance in "Iron Man."

  • June 18, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Maybe its used for small spaces, like sewers?

    by The Dum Guy

    Man, that thing looks like it'll be a bitch to turn tight corners.<br><br>And didn't Batman have trouble with using guns in the comics, but in the movies he seems to always have them on his cars (like in Burton's).

  • June 18, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    TOY-A-TIC..FEAR THAT FUCKING CONCEPT..!!

    by greigy just wanted to say

    I'll bet they have the toy prototype already mocked up and is being discussed in some focus group somewhere.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Hope you're right rpgsama

    by kiddae

    But that still doesn't make me feel any better about "retractable arm-blades that he can shoot at people POW POW Robo-bats".

  • June 18, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    GrantChastain (re: Eli Roth the Moron)

    by Fish Tank

    Grant, PLEASE! Quote "...but when Tarantino, or Roth, or Zombie, or Kevin Smith, or another independent mind that's doing something different comes along, all you do is bash their work into the stone age." Are you serious? If Tarantino made a movie about a man with a 36" cock that loved having anal with giraffes, we don't have to like it just because it's "different". Different and "wrong" are 2 different things. Roth's Hostel 2 is wrong. It's gratuitous torture for some sick fuck that's reenacting his hate for high school girls that rejected him. It's unnecessary, infantile and again - wrong. GOOD "R" horror is Carpenter's The Thing or Scott's Alien. Roth's is just plain SHIT.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Thats the first Suit!!!!!!!!

    by eric haislar

    I think thats the first suit in that photo on the pod. Look at the shoulders and the mask. Looks more streamlined like the older suit.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    thas a joke, right?

    by pipergates

    ¿que?

  • June 18, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    erichaislar

    by david19

    I agree.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Read the LA Times article...

    by david19

    it says what the bike does. Sounds bad ass.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    It's part of the Tumbler

    by RAINBOW_BLUE_26

    It emerges from the batmobile, probably when it gets blown up by the joker.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    GrantChastain....first shut the fuck up

    by CQuest

    second, roth brought all the hate on himself. he is a fuckin dick. unlikable as fuck, and its enjoyable to see such an asshole in all fucked up and whiny. i feel the same way about kobe bryant. fuck these guys and their holier than thou bullshit. and like the other dude said, yea its ok to be different, we dont have a problem with that, but when u are different and just plain ole EVIL with your shit...then hey we got a problem. hostel 2 was just evil for evils sake, and on top of that, IT WAS JUST A BAD MOVIE. im HAPPY that the public said no thank you to that, so hopefully we wont have more bad movies. then roth wants to pretend like horror will stop because of HIM tanking, which he blames on everyone BUT him. if he would have made a really good movie with the budget he had, maybe horror would be doin well. we have HIM to blame. he was given a great chance to do something special and fucking BLEW IT, settig horror back 10 years. fuck this guy, i hope he doesnt adapt cell. get someone else. fuck a roth.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Fish Tank, that's beside the point, man.

    by GrantChastain

    "Different and "wrong" are 2 different things. Roth's Hostel 2 is wrong. It's gratuitous torture for some sick fuck that's reenacting his hate for high school girls that rejected him. It's unnecessary, infantile and again - wrong. GOOD "R" horror is Carpenter's The Thing or Scott's Alien. Roth's is just plain SHIT."<P>Everything you've just said is a judgment call, and I've no interest in letting anybody judge what entertainment is right for me, unless it is myself.<P>Again, it's all well and good if Roth's brand of entertainment isn't to your taste. I happen to like it just fine, and I don't think it makes me, Roth, or Roth's fans any less human. It sounds as if you all would like him to fail so you can say the market does not and will not support his work... but that's not true. Roth's films, like Tarantino, Rodriguez, and Smith's, were not intended to play in Peoria. They are niche films.<P>All I'm saying is, can we truly say it's a bad thing when a smaller creator makes good? I think you think the movie industry is much bigger than it really is -- that if only Roth's "influence" was drummed out, we'd be left with bigger and better movies. The sad truth is, we'd probably just end up with more Paul W.S. Anderson films and big-budget, sound-and-fury-signifying-nothing movie "events", and nobody can ever convince me that is a good thing.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    CQuest, have you even seen Hostel Part II?

    by GrantChastain

    If so, let's hear a review that A) includes at least 150 words, and B) none of them are "fuck". Go.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Cool

    by WONKABAR

    that's all

  • June 18, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Batman has got a Big Wheel!

    by lost.rules

    Awe, how cute.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    um yes i saw it

    by CQuest

    it sucked. ill talk any way i want to. fuck fuck fuck, they fuckin cut off his head and we didnt see it, fuck that shit, 3 dumb bitches, 1 ugly one showing her tits upside down, fuck that shit,2 stupid americans, one dies by dog attacks the other by gettin his nuts ripped the fuck out, fuck that shit,fuck that movie, fuck you, fuck fuck fuck....FUCK THAT SHIT. Ok that was 69 words, so lets type a lil bit more. Ok also the dumb bitch got her head chopped off and the kids played soccer with it. Fuck that shit. Oh and the other dumb bitch paid her way out because she is a fuckin millionare goddess or some dumb lame fuck shit that wasn’t explained in no more than a throw away line. Fuckin got damn shame how shitty this fuckin movie was. That is 150 words. BITCH.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    you guys don't like the new suit???

    by ckone

    I don't get it, to me the first suit was THE BIGGEST Problem in BB. It was SOo bulky looking , especially when they had those leaked umages of him crouching and all that rubber was bending into rather weird shapes..this new one, is exactly what I hoped they would do, take the original and streamline it, as well as make it more armor like. He is a human, who jumps off rooftops, gets shot at, and drives at unbelieveable speeds from different types of vehicles...only in comics would he get away with that wearing cloth...AND EVEN in the comics, depending on the writing team and or artist, you sometimes see armor UNDER the cloth suit. You couldn't show the first suit in as bright a light as the new one was shown now. It looked aweful. They hardly even showed the whole suit in any type of light in the whole first movie,unless it was off him, burning, or rainslicked...As far as I'm concerned, this new one is amazing, and functional, why the heck wouldn't he have the talons on his arms be functional?? His suit should be dangerous from ALL angles. If it's okay for him to hurl tiny batarangs into peoples' flesh, then why the hell not have these things be weapons as well?? And as far as the BatCycle, it can't be an escape vehicle, that would be so lame, and lame is the last thing this production is eminating. GO BATMAN GO!!!!

  • June 18, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen, I present our newest ambassador... CQuest.

    by GrantChastain

    Seriously, well done. That definitely showed us all how smart you are. My hat's off to you.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    He uses it to escape...

    by connor187

    Its been leaked somwere that this thing emerges from the Tumbler. I bet the Joker blows up the Tumbler and Batman escapes on that thing. Fucking bet any fucker......dont have alot of money though.ha.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    light cycle/akira-bike mini-tumbler?

    by pipergates

    hope youre right sama and that its just whats left after joker smashes up the main-machine.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Jake Lloyd sez: "Now THAT'S what I call Batpod racing!"

    by SpyGuy

    Hey, someone had to make that reset.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Wait - Light cycle?

    by Jak0lantern01

    And the new Batman suit looks like something from Tron? I dunnoooooo......

  • June 18, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    yes my plan is to show how smart i am

    by CQuest

    which is why alex trebek is tapping me to host jeopardy when he retires. but i love how smart you are, i mean hey, someone voices their opinon about how shitty a movie is and what is the first thing u say "wah wah have u even seen it??" then from there it goes to the predictable "well u just cant handle it" type of shit. no bitch, i can handle a woman fuckin a horse, its whatever. what i cant handle is a bad bad bad bad bad movie, of which hostel 2 and 1 both were. horrible dialogue, shitty pacing, just REALLY bad b movies with an egotistical director who thinks he is gods gift to movies. there is almost nothin better than watching these self appointed gods of their crafts come tumbling down. it was enjoyable to watch it when it happpened to the R&B singer Sisqo, its enjoyable with Kobe, and its enjoyable here. these guys bring it on themselves. they should try being humble.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    hey guys, it's been reported

    by mattthebat

    hey guys, it's been reported on batman-on-film that this batpod thing does come out of the tumbler after an explosion. im guessing there's quite a bit of truth to this escape pod talk...

  • June 18, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Think about Batman Returns for a mo...

    by connor187

    Can you remember that scene with the penguin in his trailer. He fucks up Batmans ride and is tearing up the streets. Remember? good right, well remember when Bats finaly gains control and the cops are on his ass? He presses some button to go down that narrow road and the sides come flying off. Well I think thats basicaly going to be the deal with this, but in a more complicated way.....note the GHPD car right behind him in the picture.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Seeing Bats run...

    by david19

    from the Joker would be pretty intense. If they give Joker enough menace to shake Bats to the point where he has to run would add a lot of credibility to Jokers formidability as a nemesis. It would be interesting to see Joker killing people just to bait Batman. Have him hunting Batman down instead of Batman hunting him, then at some point (probably the death of Rachel) Bats goes on the offensive and makes some major changes (the suit, new batmobile) and gets a bit closer to the edge. You never really saw Joker shake Bats in the Burton version. It would be interesting to see Batman's confidence shaken, then see him genuinely freaked by this guy, then get pissed and declare war on the Joker.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Fear Sebulba on the Bat Pod: "Spinning's a good trick!"

    by uss cygnus

    Will sandpeople be taking shots at the pod as it races through the streets?

  • June 18, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    dang that stinks...

    by ckone

    if it does come out of the tumbler that's just stupid...oh well. I'll have to wait until the movie to see for sure. but haven't they seen any of the other batmovies...why would they retread that????

  • June 18, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    CQuest

    by mr. brownstone

    Okay, we get it. You don't like Eli Roth. Congratulations.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    mr.brownstone

    by CQuest

    thanks for the worthless retort. we have a budding genius in our midst. remember now, go out and support hostel 2 or else...studios will only make pg-13 horror movies! yes! this is roth's message! to scare you into buyin a ticket for his movie. what a tactic. FUCK THIS GUYYYY

  • June 18, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Enough of Eli Roth

    by david19

    Take it somewhere else. BATMAN talk back. Can we get some administrator help here?!

  • June 18, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    you are whining

    by CQuest

    you just might be ELI ROTH

  • June 18, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Batpod [spoilers]

    by Crestfallen

    The "batpod" emerges from batmobile as it explodes. Refer to BOF link for further spoilers. http://tinyurl.com/ywaa7e

  • June 18, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    CHUD

    by david19

    I swear those guys have some major AICN and Batman hatin issues.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Cute but how would it protect the Caped Crusader

    by Trader Groucho 2

    against a roadside IED?

  • June 18, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    off topic and redudant, but...

    by The Dum Guy

    I know I'v posted about this on other TB's but I really want to know if anyone has heard more about The Dark Tower being filmed. On Dark Horizons they have a link to blog that says it's happening, at:<br>http://darktowermovie.blogspot.com/<br>I really want to know if this is legit.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Actually CQuest

    by david19

    I came to a BATMAN TALKBACK and for some reason it has turned into an Eli Roth/Hostel talkback. I havent seen or care to see any of his movies.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Batman does not use guns

    by CuervoJones

    That´s all.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Directly from Batmanonfilm....

    by connor187

    * Dent and Rachel are indeed“…sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.” * The Scarecrow is in TDK. * “The Bat-cycle or pod will emerge from The Tumbler in a explosion. Everyone will think Batman is killed, but you'll see Batman go in the area of the Tumbler where he fires the missiles and that's where the Pod will shoot out from.” (Remember, BOF was informed and reported this a while back. It was said to be bogus info from another source of ours, but it IS TRUE!) * The Joker is one sadistic bastard -- flat-out evil. There will be NOTHING to like about him. If you were expecting The Joker the be "funny," you were way, way off

  • June 18, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Dent and Rachel

    by david19

    Perfect.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    i have an idea. someone tell me what you think

    by thekylegassproject

    i think it would be interesting that for every tb page there is a place to vote on your position for the topic. there would be only two options (agree vs. disagree or loved it vs. hated it...etc.) it would then be expressed in a percentage to show the ratio. i would just love to see the stats on who hates roth vs. who loves him. you know, shit like that. this way, old eli could see in black and white the amount of people who see him for the fucking hack that he is...seriously, anyone interested enough to start a grassroots movement to make this possible on aicn? let me know.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    They even said in the video

    by Praetor

    From the brief they were reading 'Batman doesn't choose it, he requires it'. It's an escape pod...

  • June 18, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    thekylegassproject

    by david19

    Good idea. Problem is naysayers tend to be more vocal and would flood the polls.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    re: thekylegassproject

    by The Dum Guy

    Yeah that would be kinda cool, but only if we have more than two options. And didn't this site used to have things to vote on, what happend to that?

  • June 18, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    When I First saw the new Bat Mobile

    by OGREISHERE

    I was like what the hell is this. This is not a Bat Mobile then I saw the movie. Now I think all the other ones are crap. So I am not going to judge it till I see the movie. I have faith that Christopher Nolan is making a another great Batman movie.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    it looks fairly awesome in the video

    by troutpencil

    You'd have to be absolutely ridiculous to want to ride it, which makes seeing someone actually ride that thing pretty badass. And according to an LA Times article I just read they built six of them and they have one stuntman who can and will ride it around.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The other bike was better.

    by Cleyu

    This looks fucking stupid.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    New Batmobile

    by david19

    Id like to see something close to the Batmobile that was used in the New Batman Animated series, the one that came out shortly after the superman series. That one was a lot sleeker, pitch black, kind of like a Corvette I think. The tumbler was cool, but seriously, how do you drive around town without immediately being recognized?

  • June 18, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    SPOILERS PEOPLE FUCKIN SPOILERS

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    GIVE ME A FUCKING WARNING PLEASE JESUS FUCKIN HORSE SHIT

  • June 18, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Or maybe

    by david19

    the Old comic Rolls Royce version with the suicide doors and the big Bat Face on the front. LOL

  • June 18, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Did I just hear her say...

    by GoSteveRacerGo

    "You've got be LOOOOOONG to ride this baby?" Oh Meridith...you're such a dirty little ho. Yummy.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Batmobile Loses Wheels, Joker Gets Away.

    by fozziebear53

    Also Batman Smells, Robin Lays Egg.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    It is neither a Bat, or a Pod.

    by lost.rules

    That is all.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    TheDumGuy...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... that DARK TOWER blog is the lowest form of bullshit. Complete fabrication. Seriously... don't look at it again. Don't give the guy the traffic. It's just somebody trying to start an internet hoax, and Garth and anyone else linking to that shabby fiction should know better.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Escape pod.

    by Omegaman

    Looks like it could come out of the front of the Tumbler/batmobile. Like that big front wheel is the front wheel of the Tumbler. just a wild guess.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    hi res suit pic HI FUCKNG RES PEOPLE

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    http://www.comingsoon.net/images/batmannewsuit.jpg

  • June 18, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Mori...

    by The Dum Guy

    I just wanted to know, but I really want to see a good adaptation of the Dark Tower to materialize. I figured it wasn't possible for it to go ahead so quietly.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    MUST READ

    by david19

    1 WE KNOW IT IS ESCAPE POD, NO NEED TO REHASH THIS POINT. <P>2 THIS IS BATMAN TALK BACK, NOT AN ELI ROTH TALK BACK <P>That is all for now.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by BohemianMac

    Insanely tired of the majority of TBers who act like their posts actually matter to a great extent?

  • June 18, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    am i the only one

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    who dosent care what boheminamac says?

  • June 18, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    just kidding boheminamac lol

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    seriously i hate those type of internet fags to

  • June 18, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    HIGH RES Suit

    by david19

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOKAY Im on board. I LOVE IT! You can see fabric in the joints, so this is going to be a much more mobile Bats all around! Love the bike, love the suit, sell me on Heath and ill be in Bat heaven!

  • June 18, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I hated the Tumbler the first time I saw it too

    by lost.rules

    But it didn't bother me when the film showed it. One question about the pod, though. "Does it come in black?"

  • June 18, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Wow pheonixmagi...

    by BohemianMac

    Right on time to prove my point.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    i loved jim carrey as the riddler

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    "was that over the top? i can never tell." lol aside from a few scenes he was great. tommyy lee jones was terrible as two face though. i liked his little intro when he was flipping the coin talking serious, but after that he was garbage.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    oh man the hi-res pic is so nice

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    i cant stop looking at it.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Honestly... where's the shriner hat!

    by Boondock Devil

    I want to see this Batman for the next 4th of July parade and there better be bat-taffy too, dammit!

  • June 18, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Tommy Lee Jones..

    by david19

    played Two-Face playing the Joker playing Two-Face. Carrey was funny when I was 14 but I prefer the more sophisticated Animated Series version.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    If Hummer designed the speeder bikes in ROTJ

    by kevred

    ...they would look like this.<P>It looks stupid and fun at the same time, and certainly fits with the aesthetic they've established. (Trying to chase pesky thoughts of 'Megaforce' out of my mind, though.)<p>I'm wondering where the plastic ripcord goes--reminds me of my old Tron light-cycle toy with the rollerblade-style wheels.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Exactly!!! Omegaman

    by RpgSama

    That's what i've been saying since like the begining of the talkback, these are the same wheels as the tumbler, because it emerges from within after it get's destroyed,... I want to see the Joker So Fucking BAD!!!, but like a complete photo...

  • June 18, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    the 1989 one was a piece of plastic shit with a engine

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    but it still didnt have neon lights

  • June 18, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS=BATMOBILE RIDING UP SIDE OF BUILDING

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    that was my parting gift. see you later people

  • June 18, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Starting to get concerned

    by SWR 77

    about this movie. The cycle is kind of stupid and the armored costume looks like a design from Batman & Robin.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    phoenixmagi...

    by BohemianMac

    Should work on the next few Marvel films.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Batmobile Model

    by david19

    Kinda cool. Sort of the direction I would take, maybe without fins. <P>http://www. markshields.com/ images/batmobile/2002-markshields.com-1989-keaton-batmobile-replica-DSC01311.jpg

  • June 18, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Now I'm really revved up like a deuce...

    by football

    ...another runner in the night. Blinded by the light! This movie's going to be great!!

  • June 18, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    No need to worry about Batman's first metacarpal

    by Crestfallen

    With the hi-res pic of the new suit, you can see that Batman's thumb is not tucked inside his fist, making all the dumbasses on the last Batman talkback irrelevant.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I love the new suit

    by pjdon

    Batman never would have been able to make a pose like that in BB, the way he is looking down and to the side.<p>I thought a lot of the acting i the batsuit came off as slightly wooden in BB just because bale looked so stiff and restricted.<p>Not 100% about the bike but i felt the same about the tumbler when that was first revealed.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Phoenixmagi

    by david19

    I thought the same thing and it may be true, but I think enough room was left to the imagination to assume that he may have taken Criminology or such in college, and even his time with Ra's was a period of I think 7 years. For the writers it may have left enough wiggle room to flashback to other points in his training. BB really focused on the fact that he had lost his way and found it with the League. Considering he was 29 in the movie and his parents died when he was about 12 that gives quite a bit of time in his life that we didnt see. <P>In Batman Begins we see a bit of detective work going on, listening into conversations, when he is in his house going over notes and such. The big difference between the comic and this movie is that in the comic Bruce starts off getting ready to take on the underworld and doesnt give up until he has his "moment". BB throws him a curveball and places him at a point where he loses track of his original intent. He thought he wanted revenge at first but it was only until he realized revenge wouldnt satisfy him that the more mature focused idea of justice gave him purpose. A slightly different take, but not enough I think to completely derail the character from its comic origins. <P>That being said, seeing him develop his detective skills further in TDK, and better scripted fight scenes would be plus. It seems with his new suit he will be MUCH more mobile so here hopin the new Bats will be closer to the one we know and love!

  • June 18, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry/Mori!!

    by david19

    How bout a new thread for the HIGH Res suit!?

  • June 18, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I thought Bale hinted at more detective work...

    by The Dum Guy

    And if that's true then Nolan is working the character into a, hopefully, version similar to the comics (except the gun thing).<br><br>I only hope we more than just a trifecta out of this franchise, and not end up getting an X-3.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I meant "I hope we get more than"

    by The Dum Guy

    sorry.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Having a good trilogy

    by david19

    is like a good routine in gymanastics. You can wow people with your flips and spins, but if you dont stick that landing, everyone boos.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    ???

    by The Dum Guy

    Did the site just change the TB format, or am I tripping?

  • June 18, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    If you look at Begins there is a long list of problems.

    by pjdon

    Bad fight editing, not helped by stiff suit and cowl, cluttered plot, very unfocused when it came to villans, the odd cheesy line, goyers influence in the script, etc.<p>But it still remains a brilliant film.<p>Now imagine the fact that Nolan is not shitting his pants this time, he has made 1 Bats film, then the Prestige so him and Bale are much closer now, his brother is writting so the whole thing will be much more controlled by him. The studio wil give him more freedom and money. He has a stronger central villan. He doesn't need an whole hour at the start to set up the film.<p>I just think that he will be under less pressure and stress and will be able to put across his ideas better this time.<p>If Batman Begins was brilliant with all it's faults, image how good the Dark Knight will be now Nolan is hitting the ground running.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    And I don't think Nolan would just

    by pjdon

    stick guns on unless there is a good reason. Rubber bullets would be cool.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    What's the problem? It's a perfect ClownCycle for Joker

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Oh, wait... that thing is for Batman? Hahaha! Oh, dear. This looks even worse than Hulk Hogan Mobile from the first film. The life task of Nolan's apologists may be getting harder and harder with each image released...

  • June 18, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    pjdon

    by david19

    I totally agree. Begins was great for two things, a great director and a great cast. The basic story was there which was good, but the execution (script-wise) was weak. I read the script before (wish I hadnt) and I didnt like it, but seeing it onscreen completely changed my perspective. THAT speaks volumes about Nolan's ability as a director, and after seeing the shit Goyer puts out, I am happy as a pig in shit that he isnt writing. <P>From what I read about the story for 2 and 3 I think Goyer had some good ideas, so its cool that he still contributed for them, but HUZZAH! that he ain't writing.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead

    by david19

    Hmm, funny, I aint trying very hard at all.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Think, people think!

    by UltimaRex

    The tumbler was taken from Wayne enterprizes (who make heavy weapons) and painted black. I wonder whats happened here hm? If that's so, then the guns were already on the bike when Batman nicks it. Simple.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead - did you not like the tumbler

    by pjdon

    on screen? And I really don't know why people are dissing on the new suit.<p>Ok the armour is a tad complicated looking but so what, the fact that they have got the head right for the first time in a Batman film means we are actually going to see Batman move like he should, not like someone in a neck brace. Even that shot looks so cool, a stance not dictated by the limitations of the costume.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Guns????

    by lost.rules

    It's to remove road, or top of roofs, obstructions. He's not gonna shoot people with them. Calm down, kids. Hell, he didn't kill anyone in BB. He just didn't save Raz, which he deserved.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The Pod Separates from the Tumbler

    by Turd Furgusen

    Mark my words.<p> If I'm wrong, you can all call me a "Big Doo-Doo Head".<p> Which is so much better than my TB name. ;)

  • June 18, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    New Suit

    by david19

    If you look at the high res you can see that the suit is either fabric overlaid with armor or armor with fabric joints. Its probably just the light but it kinda looks like the bat signal on his chest is white.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    "It's hard to straddle."

    by lost.rules

    Damn. I never thought she'd look good. But just watching that video made me hard.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Turd..

    by david19

    Thank you. We know.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    BALE KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    Seriously. Between this, the Werner Herzog vietnam movie, and 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe. I mean the guy just kicks ass. I think I have a man crush on him. Is that wrong?

  • June 18, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    As one of the guys from CHUD - Devin, I think - said...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    "Nolan's Batman films are all about a 15 year old's interpretation of the characters and what's 'cool' - ie, grim, gritty and stupid." And he's right, of course. Throw in a dose of idiotic pseudorealism and that's it, really.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Is It Wrong...

    by CHEWBLACCA

    ...that seeing Meredith Viera sprawled across that thing kind of turned me on?

  • June 18, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Devin from CHUD

    by david19

    is an idiot. In all his reviews he sounds like a whiny talk-back bitching naysayer.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    "you have to be long to ride this baby"

    by blacklodgebob

    nm

  • June 18, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    TOO (TWO) FACEY!!!

    by Err

    My coin!

  • June 18, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS = BATMAN USING GUNS ON BATPOD

    by Err

    Batman and guns = lame.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead - don't

    by pjdon

    think you really understood the film did you.<p>Saying a Batman film should not be about the realism of the situation, his training or the specifics is plain wrong.<p>He is not a superhero, he is a normal person who is acting like a superhero and the film should be about how he does that.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    JoBlo Exclusive Set Report

    by The Only Woj

    he scene is a fundraiser for Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and it was in the lobby for either a hotel of some sort or of Bruce Wayne's mansion. First part of the night was Eckhart coming in from an elevator and making his entrance. Michael Caine was there and filming his shot for a good three hours. After that was done, then it was Batman's turn. He came in out of a helicopter with a hot model on each side, he truely knows how to make an entrance. But the big news is THE JOKER IS CRASHING THE FUCKING FUNDRAISER. Yessireebob, you read that correctly. He is going to make an entrance (hopefully involving the breaking of a window or two) and 'crash' the party. Seems like Joker has as much of a beef with Dent as he does with our friendly Batman. Joker's issues with Dent are further evidenced in another scene, which Lurker says went a little something like this: Tonight was an outdoor scene with Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent doing a political ad that was to be played on a TV in the background during the movie. Since there would be no audio of it in the movie, he was screwing around and yelling random stuff like he was going to go to Washington D.C. and to bring us Grilled Cheese sandwiches. He was a riot. Then it was back to the condo scene [Ed. note: referenced above]. I. saw. the. JOKER! He comes out of an elevator with 4 or 5 of his masked minions, two with actualy plastic masks and guns, and the others had painting on their faces. The Joker does not look as grotesque as he did in the photo on the harveydent site. He has long hair with green highlights in it, he was wearing a long purple jacket with a blue sport coat under it, purple gloves and I regret to say I forget the color of his pants. But anyways, he comes in shooting and people are being hurt and killed left and right, he's looking for Harvey Dent (his first line says so). As Joker is hitting people along the way (he's slapping extras!), comes in Batman in that new suit that was in Entertainment Weekly this week. They fight, it's all long and drawn out and during this, JOKER DOES HIS LAUGH. It was high pitched, unique and really badass. Not exactly like Nicholson's, but who the hell can pull that off? It was awesome, just leave it at that. After all that, the Joker grabs Rachel (Maggie Gyllenhal) and begins his escape.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I met some crew fellas...

    by Crimson King

    I work at a restaurant and I had these two guys at my table, they were British. But just to make sure, I was like, "where you guys from?" "From London." "Oh, cool, vacationing then?" "No, we're here for work. We're with the new Batman movie." Needless to say I was quite stoked. Sure, it's probably nothing compared to meeting Christian Bale or Christopher Nolan, but whatever, cool nonetheless. They told me about how within the next few weeks they'll be filming a huge stunt where they'll flip the "juggernaut" which they then said was just a big semi. Still, pretty cool...

  • June 18, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The Only Woj, liked the sound of that

    by pjdon

    I hope the Joker actually kills a lot of innocent people in this. I want Batman to feel tourtured for not killing him and allowing him to kill more.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    RE: pjdon

    by El Scorcho

    You pretty much nailed it. Although, I do think this Batpod looks stupid... but so did the Tumbler.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Ashok0?

    by pjdon

    what's that mean? Are they collabarating? Or are you just happy about new LOST and BATMAN in 08?

  • June 18, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    When I read that Bat-Pod headline, the first thing

    by Orbots Commander

    that came to mind was: What? Another special edition ipod? Weren't Bono's and Johnny Depp's images selling ipods enough? Now they'll have Batman flog the things?

  • June 18, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I like Batman

    by pjdon

  • June 18, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    If Batman said to me...

    by pjdon

    "BUY AN I-POD NOW PJ!" I'd buy 10 of the things. But he hasn't so that is the sole reason I havent bought one yet.

  • June 18, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    BAT WARS: POD RACER

    by JacknChucksLovechild

    Another shitty knock-off videogame for the kids. Batty racing against Anakin on Tatooine or on Tomboy Beanpole Planet. Duhh. Throw in the Nard-less Surfer and we MIGHT have ourselves a race!

  • June 18, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Jabba The Hutt kills Bruce's parents...

    by Err

    I know it.

  • June 18, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Bigger version of the above pic?

    by TheGreenStyle

    It seems new wallpaper-able. The recent Transformers one sheet with Flaming Optimus just isn't... working out as my background.<br> <br> I haven't read through the talk backs yet, but is the mob turning on this one too? If so, I may get to say "I told Ya'll so" next summer. And let's face it: that all us bitter nerds have in life.

  • June 18, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Kai_Mah'gra -I like how you can dissmis

    by pjdon

    a whole movie from one picture of a veichle. I'm sure you said the same when you saw the tumbler and that didn't spoil one of the most celebrated films of the last 10 years.<p>I just find it hard to imagine that Nolan suddenly decided he wasn't going to care about this film. If anything WB have given him infinately more freedom and his brother is writing instead of the studio forcing Goyers script on him.

  • June 18, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    This vehicle...

    by Christopher3

    Fucking rocks. I'm undecided about the suit. It's less rubbery than the original (good), but looks too busy up close (bad)>

  • June 18, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Ain't got shit on my brand new Tomos Streetmate :-)

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I picked her up on Friday. <BR> <BR> Take a look! http://tinyurl.com/2utmnw <BR> <BR> It's a fucking beast for being a moped. Best one they make. Felt this topic was the appropriate for talking about it. Any other Tomos owners on the TBs?

  • June 18, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    why's it called a "pod"?

    by BadMrWonka

    and why can't viera talk without innuendo?<p>hard to straddle?<p>you have to be long to ride this<p>ow, did that hurt! groin pull!

  • June 18, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    why's it called a "pod"?

    by BadMrWonka

    and why can't viera talk without innuendo?<p>hard to straddle?<p>you have to be long to ride this<p>ow, did that hurt! groin pull!

  • June 18, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Same stupid design...

    by Knugen

    as the batmobile. Love how that stupid thing went through a wall with big fucking RUBBER TIRES in the FRONT and WTF was up with that sliding chair thingy? 1989 rules!

  • June 18, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Knugen the 1989 Batmobile would get

    by pjdon

    stuck if it went over a small rock.<p>I did wonder what the point of the slidy chair was though. There is a bit in BB where he goes up and down in it about 3 times in a minute or so just to drive through traffic.

  • June 18, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    phoenixmagi

    by khaos751

    Bats would never touch a gun? http://tinyurl.com/28fcfm

  • June 18, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Gaaaaaaaay

    by jonnyweir

    That looks fucking homo

  • June 18, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Nice BSB, post it over in our LOST TB

    by pjdon

    he popped in over there and just posted once telling us we where talking shit or something.<p>(also it'll boost us towards 4000 posts)

  • June 18, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    jonnyweir - nice critisism

    by pjdon

    did you come up with it yourself?

  • June 18, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Ashok0 - 2008

    by pjdon

    New LOST, new BATMAN, IRONMAN, INDY 4.<p>They may as well just stop making years after 2008.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Although I said the same about 07 last year

    by pjdon

  • June 18, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    pjdon

    by The Dum Guy

    If you believe in global warming (caused by mankind) then we just stop making (naming) years pretty soon. I'm not endorsing this point of view.<br><br>I just wonder if Evan Almighty is going to use it this plot device.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by Spidey3SUCKED

    Unless it looks ridiculous in daylight. (I get the green screen deal when i try to get to the other site). Is it me, or is Warner releasing an awful lot of stuff from this movie already? it is a year away and all.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    sorry, I should proof-read my comments.

    by The Dum Guy

    ya.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    You know what else is hard to straddle

    by bat fastard

    The bat rod

  • June 18, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    Spidey3SUCKED they are releasing a lot

    by pjdon

    is there any word yet on the first trailer?<p>I'd like it if Nolan had released these pics to the fans first, it always pisses me off when crappy mainstream media unveils cool stuff like this and the suit.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Untitled J.J. Abrams/HBO Project (off topic, look abov)

    by The Dum Guy

    To go back to the whole Dark Tower thing. I know Mori said it's not happening, but then again he said Walter B. was full of shit at first (not his actual words).<br><br>Anyway, IMDB list J.J. Abrams as working on a series that deals with some medical shite, so it seems either he's doing that right now, or somehow they've actually got the Dark Tower filming... I'm not saying it's happening, but my twisted mind wishes that this could be.<br><br>But, then who know cause I am Dum.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I never read the Dark Tower series

    by pjdon

    read most of King's other stuff. Just havent built up the guts to start it yet.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    And your not dumb

    by pjdon

    just thoughtly challenged. Or thinkingly challenged. Or understandingly challenged.<p>Or a mentalist.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    pjdon

    by The Dum Guy

    I started reading the series not really knowing what it was. I like to shop in small bookstores, like Ma and Pop joints, so one day I saw book by King called "The Gunslinger" and at that time I was kinda into reading westerns, so I thougt this would be Kings stab at it.<br><br>It started off as a sorta pseudo Man With No-name tale, and then got weird (ala King). Long story short, I'm a whore to see how stories end, and I've ended up reading the whole series (I hated waiting for the new one, and I thank God he didn't kill King before he finished them).<br><br>The first of the series is the best, but read the whole thing... And support local retailers (I once got an autographed copy of American Psycho by Ellis, first edition, for $5.50. I love old books).

  • June 18, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Prob will get round to reading them all

    by pjdon

    my girlfriends brother has the whole set sitting at home.<p>American Psycho is one of my favorite books. Liked the movie, just thought it should have been about three hours long to keep the whole day-to-day life feel of the book and it wasn't gory enough. The book nearly made me throw up when it got to the hamster tubing part.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    If you look on the TF talk back

    by pjdon

    Superninja is arguing with herself about female transformers.<p>God love her, I aint got the energy to start on the transformers debate tonight. Starting to get tiring and if i start i won't stop.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Don't spoil it for me!

    by The Dum Guy

    I actually bought that book a month ago (I once started reading a friends copy, but didn't finish), and I'm afraid to mess with it 'cause I think the value of it is around $150 (that's a good investment for $5.50). I'm thinking of buying a cheaper print, so in order not to be "dumb"...<br><br>But, then again, what's the point in having something if you don't enjoy it?

  • June 18, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Dang.

    by superninja

    Batman is now so utilitarian he can't appreciate nice lines?

  • June 18, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Coming Christmas 2008! (Meredith not included)

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • June 18, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Sorry Dum Guy, I didn't spoil much

    by pjdon

    Hey supes, I'm refusing to get into TF tonight, need a break.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, as an escape pod from the Tumbler it

    by superninja

    makes sense. Whew.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Trailer

    by Spidey3SUCKED

    I can't imagine we get one before Nov/Dec 07

  • June 18, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Hey, no prob.

    by superninja

    I was just responding to an eariler chat between AllSeeingEye and someone else about the fembots, though. :) And it's not like we don't already know how the next 20 postings there will go.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I know supes, it's wierd how we all

    by pjdon

    find pleasure from saying the same things over and over. I think if they delayed the release till next summer we'd all have no problem keeping going for another year.<p>The Bat Pod does make a lot of sense as a escape pod. It'd be funny if batman didn't even know it happened until the Joker blows up the tumbler then it automatically releases the bike.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Built from wreckage or leftovers?

    by Oski

    It's been reported the Tumbler is destroyed, but I don't buy the escape pod idea. I think the Bat Pod is either built from the wreckage of the Tumbler or Lucious builds it with some spare parts left in storage.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I wasn't sure at first

    by Colonel Activity

    but after reading about it, it's growing on me...alot like my herpes.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Whats up Silence...

    by pjdon

    I don't watch American football or 'real' football so i have very little to get excited bout.<p>Except the upcoming small version of me which will emerge from my gfriends bum.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Front bum that is

    by pjdon

  • June 18, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Looks like Dredd's ride

    by half vader

    The first thing I thought was that they had the wrong comic character and it was Judge Dredd's bike sorta stripped down. Funny how people on the TB are still 'discovering' the escape pod thing 'by themselves'! Sheesh. <p> Ninja, I know we disagree on things but at least this thread isn't like the transformers one where a guy says he wanted to see that Megan girl get raped - and no-one bats an eyelid because they're too invested in the 'sublime mythology' of a toy ad. Begs belief. I'm not going back because the fans still think they can post the ending ad nauseum because 'everyone knows the film is shit' so it's their prerogative to spoil it all. Crap or not, who are the fans to spoil the end of any movie when it's not even out yet? Getting back to it, my hopes are high for this one (with less shakeycam).

  • June 18, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    To anyone that thinks that Rugby is more rough than

    by Colonel Activity

    American football: You are an idiot. Rugby involves dragging down with the occasional collision. Football is one giant potential neck-breaking collision on every play. I played football for fourteen years and I now play club rugby. Why don't I play football anymore? Because I want to be able walk when I'm forty-years-old. Case closed.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I want a 4 minute long

    by pjdon

    tracking shot of Batman beating the shit out of 30 or so guys in a very 'brawling' kind of way.<p>Yes, just like in OldBoy.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity don't think anyone

    by pjdon

    did say that. I will say Rugby will cause your face more damage though, you'll end up with a neck but no nose or ears.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    RE: Mentalist

    by Colonel Activity

    Is that a common insult in the UK? I heard Ricky Gervais say it a few times on The Office. Damn, I love the Brits; they're my favorite foreigners, then Aussies. Brits because they're cool, Aussies because they talk funny and are pretty stupid.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Pjdon

    by Colonel Activity

    Yeah, I just now a few Aussies and Brits that say that. I just wanted to get it off my chest.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Rugby - there are two kinds Colonel

    by half vader

    The one that's usually refered to as just 'rugby' is actually Rugby Union which is an entirely different code with different rules to Rugby League which is played more in the forwards and can be much fucking rougher. League is derogatorily known as a meathead sport like gridiron/NFL, whereas Union is the wussy toffee-nosed college-boys' game. <p> Personally I find the NFL "We're the toughest" thing pretty stupid. It's a bit of a chicken and egg scenario. It's the protection that allows those impacts (so not tougher as much as more risky)- would they be going at it that hard without all the padding/armour? Of course not. But then I don't understand why they don't just strip away all the window dressing and have a game of speed-chess 'cause that's what it boils down to. Kidding! Kidding!

  • June 18, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I suppose Mentalist is an english term

    by pjdon

    it was first coined i think in an episode of 'I'm Alan Partrige' with Steve Coogan. He goes to a fans house and the fan has a whole room full of freaky memrobilia. When Alan is running away he says something like 'GET LOST YOU MENTALIST' the way he said it and the fact that i think he made the term up meant it stuck in the national vocabulary.<p>Any of you yanks who haven't seen any of Steve Coogans Alan Partrige stuff should get hold of some of the DVDs, if you like Ricky Gervies you'll love him.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Dude

    by Colonel Activity

    NFL players suffer so much brain damage that when they get their brains scanned, they appear to possess the mind of an eighty-year-old. Plus, they can barely walk. They literally destroy their bodies.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Lack of imagination

    by snakecharmer

    I look at the batpod (the name could be better) and imagine it at 60 MPH during some insane chance through the street of Chicago (oh, I mean Gotham). The machine guns taking out some car fully of baddies. sweet. People can be such haters on these message boards. lates

  • June 19, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    snakecharmer I know i keep imagining

    by pjdon

    it weaving through tight alleys and traffic.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Bat Pod?

    by Pompoulus

    The bike looks kickass, I'm sure it'll rule in the movie. The only qualm I have is the name. Pod? POD?! -- the silence has spoken

  • June 19, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Sorry - wasn't clear there colonel

    by half vader

    When I said much fuckig rougher I meant than Union. I guess it could be interpreted both ways, sorry about that chief. But like I say, the chicken and egg thing. Did you get me re: League vs Union though?

  • June 19, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    looks like that viper motorcycle

    by Jack Parsons

    a few years back they made a motorcycle prototype using a dodge viper engine. it had tires paired on each end (trailer-truck style) to give it enough traction to handle the 500+ horses. looked *exactly* like the bat pod. it turned fine.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    "mentalist"

    by The Dum Guy

    I thought that was like saying I was Mentok the Mind Taker.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    BatPod functionality

    by LoneGun

    Whether the BatPod is an escape pod or not, I'm willing to bet that Christopher Nolan will put it to good use in THE DARK KNIGHT. All the gadgets in BATMAN BEGINS served a purpose. Nothing was extraneous or 'just for show'. Each little tool was used in such a way that it drove the action or story just a little further. Nolan's Batman is a thinking man, resourceful and prepared, yet quick on his toes...and usually one step ahead of everyone else. That's what makes Batman the greatest crimefighter of them all: he's the smartest. When the BatPod bursts onto the screen in TDK, I believe it will be spectacular and story-driven.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    No it Just means mental person Dum Guy

    by pjdon

    like...<p>'You're a bloody mentalist mate!'

  • June 19, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Well, not to put too fine a point on it...

    by The Dum Guy

    But that's pretty much my outlook on most people.<br><br>And that certainly includes me (who the Hell would even consider voiceing their opinions on a website?). I only hope not to be, ever, considered sane, because most sane people breed and think of themselves as "good" people.

  • June 19, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty damn cool

    by Kragmose

    I liked the Tumbler, so I'll like this too

  • June 19, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    The Pod

    by George Edwards

    Looks like 1 front and 1 back wheel of the Tumbler... Hmm- Pod, as in "escape pod/cycle?". just guessing.

  • June 19, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Steve Jobs says Apple now OWNS the word "pod"?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    He's actually out claiming that Apple owns the word "pod" now and is also out suing people for trademark infringement, for even using it? Ah yes...well, I can understand that. After all, in the the grand scheme of life, things like seed pods never evolved on the Earth until AFTER the inveniton of the iPod.<p>Well, two can play at that game. I'm laying claim to the word "the". It's all mine now. There, take that, Steve! Now you're my bitch! Let's see you produce Macintosh manuals or marketing copy now!

  • June 19, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    As for the bike, Thanks Warner Bros. (Dicks!)

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I don't know why anyone's confused about what this actually is. The second I saw it on the TODAY Show and in the clear daylight, the first thing that instantly popped into my head was "Oh, right. I get it. Escape pod." I mean, come on -- the size of the front tire, the way Batman would be positioned to ride it (ala the way he piloted the Tumbler in BEGINS), how far back he would be, the relative size of the bike and its overall configuration...yeah, it's pretty damn obvious that it's simply the Tumbler broken down.<p>The lame thing about this? Now we know there's a Tumbler sequence AND we know the "hook" of what's going to happen (ie. the Tumbler will ultimately get trashed and Batman will either zip away safely via the bike or use the bike to continue the chase). So that said, I don't know why Warners felt the need to show us the bike and ruin an actual plot point in the movie.<p>Oh wait, I take that back. I DO know why. As online articles have noted, Warners will be showing off the bike, as well as the Mach 5 from SPEED RACER, at a licensing show in a week. So it wasn't about keeping a fun story point quiet. Instead it was all about the Benjamins and convincing toy people there would be cool "Bat" stuff in the next film, and hence they should start coughing up hefty licensing fees now...

  • June 19, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Ninner ninner ninner ninner BAT-POD!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Clearly, there is no way Batman can attach a sidecar to that thing for Robin to sit in. Maybe Robin wears rollerskates and hangs on to the back, but that seems a little humiliating. More humiliating than sitting in a sidecar.<p>Come on, Batman. Robin deserves a little more respect than that! At least give him a skateboard or something.

  • June 19, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    It makes perfect Nolansense!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I am copyrighting the word NOLANSENSE. It means when you spend an obscene amount of time explaining the minutiae of something so it makes sense, except it ends up making no sense at all.<p>Some exaples of nolansense:<p>A suit that is so absurdly complex-looking that it must be either a) purely decorative and therefore not much use, or b) a six-hour bitch to put on and therefore not much use.<p>Also, a car designed for the military that has a BigWheel escape pod. Jesus, it's no wonder those army types never bought the damn thing.<p>Nolansense. It is a new word.

  • June 19, 2007, 4:28 a.m. CST

    If this is an "escape" pod then the GUNS are on it to

    by Mace Tofu

    HELP WITH THE ESCAPE! I think at the point in the story where BATMAN would have to use this "Batpod" he is needing 4 machine guns on it because this would only be used it a "SHIT HIT THE FAN" moment. For some reason it made me think of the bikes in SPY KIDS 3-D.

  • June 19, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead

    by vintagecrow

    Not really. Nolan doesn't need to apologise over a film that hasn't been released yet.

  • June 19, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Watching Meredith straddle the batpod...

    by cornponious

    ...was strangely erotic... <p> I'm such a dirty, dirty bird.

  • June 19, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Have Faith.........

    by ChadMaul

    Although not totally blown away by the image of the bPOD, I don't hate it. Nolan's use of the Tumbler in BB served the story, to rescue Ms Dawes and take out the bridge. There wasn't any random shots of Batman cruising around Gotham, in his love machine. I have faith that this will also be the case with the bPOD. Remember the theme of this movie is escalation, how do you out Manoeuvre a tank, with a motorcylce. Maybe Batman has to use a bike to track down some new savvy bad guys.

  • June 19, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    ***** SPOILERS ***** bat-pod / tumbler

    by box

    *****SPOILERS*****....stop reading......During the very early part of the film, Batman is involved in a battle/fight in which the Tumbler is destroyed and his suit is heavily damaged. Because of this, Fox is put to use to create a new suit to replace the old and come up with a "quick fix" for Batman to travel around while a new Tumbler is built to replace the destroyed one. This results in Fox quickly assembling a "bike" that is still mobile, fast and can be used in combat (mounted guns). The bike isn't used as a replacement to the Tumber, not is the bike used as a compliment to the Tumber...it's only purpose is to give Batman something to get around in while the NEW Tumbler design is being built (which will be shown at the end and into the 3rd film).

  • June 19, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    TOTALLY FUCKING STUPID

    by mr blandings

    Looks completely ridiculous. The tumbler worked because he needs a car, right? And it was just lying around with Morgan in the basement. Was this a military crazy-bike that Morgan forgot about? Or did Bruce say, "Hey Morgan, make me a stupid bike for no reason so I look like a dickhead?" Having said that, EVERYTHING ELSE about this film looks incredible, so I'm in.

  • June 19, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Franklintastic Four!

    by just pillow talk

    Franklin T Marmoset's belief that the FF movies are actually enjoyable to watch - Franklintastic! I kid Frankie!

  • June 19, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Franklintastic - I like it!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Either that, or every time someone admits to liking a film everyone else hates, you turn to the guy and say (witheringly): "Jesus, you're such a Franklin sometimes."<p>Anyway, skimming the talkbacks suggests the Ain't It Cool public are mostly with me on this one, which is a strange feeling. Fantastic Four will be hailed as a late blooming classic, I reckon, much like Blade Runner and Big Trouble In Little China and Leprechaun In Space.

  • June 19, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    One step closer to Batman & Robin, folks.

    by Jakes Nel

    And I was so excited when I heard about the wonderful casting of Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal...

  • June 19, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    I want Joker pics!!!

    by Surround Sound

    Need I repeat myself?

  • June 19, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Still think the wheel are too big

    by Ricky Henderson

    Motorcycles with monstertruck wheels on the front and back can't be easy to steer. So much for realism.

  • June 19, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I have a Bat Pod

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in my pants.<p> I still don't see how the design of this vehicle makes it good for anything that the car can't already do. With it's bulky size and what is surely huge weight / mass, it CAN'T be that fast or easy to manuever. I think I said this before up above. <p> Pillow, Ms. Alba and Ms. Biel just got done cooking me breakfast here, and they put on a fine show in their little french maid outfits (no panties) with their kissy-pooing each other and whatnot. I'll send them over

  • June 19, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Yeah, looks like Nolan had to give in...

    by Kid Z

    ... to the suits, who always want "more toys!", "more tie-ins", "lighten the tone, we gotta move those Happy Meals, goddammit!" Didja notice how much the new costume looked like a fuckin' Mattel action figure? And they put a friggin' Schumacher-esque codpiece on it fer chrissakes! Is that lame-o doing costume design now? I thought he went back to window dressing.

  • June 19, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Meredith Viera...

    by Kid Z

    ... Looked like she was trying out some bizarre new acoutrements at some kind of alternate-reality sex-toy convention.

  • June 19, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Listen up whiners...

    by Lou Stools

    Obviously this is some sort of escape pod from the tumbler. Bat's is in the same posistion Gordon was in the last movie when he was firing at the bridge supports. Think about it...and stop pissing and moaning!

  • June 19, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    All I know is

    by CaptainTripps

    Al Roker is excited to see The Dark Knight, so it can't be bad! That and Meredith Viera is a hot little piece under those stuffy power suits.<br> Also, to anyone who says they put this in the movie to sell toys, I got news for ya, they don't need to. Check out the toy isle at your local Wal-Mart and you will see at least a dozen Spiderman 3 toys that have nothing at all to do with the movie. My personal fave is the Spiderman/Sandman motorcycle race set. Trust me, toy makers don't need any help from producers to peddle shit to kids.

  • June 19, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    *** Hey, doesn't that bike belong to Judge Dredd? ! ***

    by JDanielP

    Who wouldn't want to see a big budget Judge Dredd movie that is actually well made? And hey, you borrow the Bat-pod!

  • June 19, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I like that - don't be a Franklin!

    by just pillow talk

    Abom - good, I was hoping they would make it over for "lunch". Thank God my bat pod is for two...Meredith Viera is actually coming over your place to straddle your pod. You have the option of camera-men or no camera-men.

  • June 19, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    It's not an escape pod from the Tumbler

    by Ricky Henderson

    That's already been confirmed by multiple sources. Besides, there's no room on the tumbler for this to shoot out of. This is a stand alone vehicle, seperate from the Tumbler.

  • June 19, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    First 'proper' look at The Joker!

    by Pawprint

    http:// www.batman-on-film.com/ebay_heath-joker. html <p> Well, it's a fan-made statue of heath as The Joker - but it's pretty fucking good!

  • June 19, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    That's what I was sayin', Jdaniel!

    by half vader

    Back up there a few posts. The question is, do you put Walter the Wobot (fwiend of dwedd) in or not? <p> The only good things in the Dredd movie were Mean Machine, the ABC Warrior and the helmet. All created/sculpted by the one and only Chris Cunningham.

  • June 19, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Muliple sources?

    by Automaton Overlord

    Who? Where? seriously, I'm not being sarcastic or any thing. Anyway as an escape pod or a companion to the tumbler its really cool. As for those of you who are saying "so much for the realism"; The tumbler was designed to jump rivers, it makes perfect sense that its scout/companion vehicle would be able to negotiate mud or sand, thus giant tires. As for the guns, its not important if they are there or not. It is important that Batman chooses not to kill.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    ITS OFFICIAL DIE HARD IS PG-13

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    well that makes sense seeing as all the other ones were rated r. this couldnt be a better decsion. oh wait

  • June 19, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    since last week supercowbell

    by just pillow talk

    What I've been told is that in the UK, it will garner the same rating as DH3. So my question is, does that mean the UK is getting a 'harder' version or just that their rating system is slightly off from ours?<p>And yes, it does not look good for DH4...

  • June 19, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Joker Spy Report

    by Surround Sound

    http://www.job lo.com/excl-dk-spy-report. Spy report from the set. Joker crashes a party with Batman coming to the rescue. Joker description alleviates my worries. This is going to work.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Death on a cracker

    by MrJJonz

    wins the prize for funniest thing about this.<P>Thanks for the laugh

  • June 19, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Things wrong with BB

    by MrJJonz

    He Kills or at least allows to die<P>He can't move properly because of stupid rubber suit<P>The script<P>Wears a mask but does everything possible to give away his identity<P>Pointless tumbler chase scene<P>Gordon is comic relief<P>Fight scenes look shit

  • June 19, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by The Dum Guy

    You are talking about the Punisher, now that kind of behavior would be appropriate<br><br>God, forbid, anyone like you from making a Batman movie.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    looks absolutely god awful

    by jonboy83

    what is the point of this? how damn ridiculous. just make batman fly this time and the shitfest will be complete

  • June 19, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    shitfest?

    by just pillow talk

    I highly doubt it. BB had problems? As a non Batman comic reading fan, I can tell you that the first one I enjoyed the hell out of. And I prefer it to Burton's two. Now I probably don't have the investment that you guys seem to, but what Nolan did with him worked for me. And I really like him as a director, so until I see otherwise on the screen, my faith has not be shaken. Perhaps he'll put a Sammy and take a dump on a good franchise, but we'll see...

  • June 19, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I like Box's theory

    by TruPhan

    or spoiler or whatever, that this thing is just a temporary solution for Batman to use once the Tumbler gets effed up, but I don't really understand why this Bat-pod would be any more efficient than just riding a normal motorcycle or, more reasonably, just getting another black car. The car wouldn't even have to be intimidating to villains as long as it isn't be seen (and Batman was able to sneak the Tumbler around, why not a black Mazda or something?)<p>Just saying, why would a motorcycle be the logical temporary solution to the lack of a vehicle when any other car in the world would make more sense?

  • June 19, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Segway

    by darthchubbs

    Batman should use a segway as a temporary vehicle...think of the money he would save.

  • June 19, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    This is what the Joker is supposed to be like

    by Colonel Activity

    * The Joker’s face is different, yet similar, to the pictures that have been released. * Extremely different both look-wise and in manner to the two previous live-action interpretations. * The white face looks to be “cracking” -- like dried-out face makeup. * The Joker’s hair is long, greasy, and colored blondish/brown with green “highlights.” * His clothing gives off a “…a demented Willy Wonka” vibe. The Joker also “…wears a long velvet purple trench coat with a diamond pattern purple shirt, a green vest, and very waist high purple pants. He sports purple gloves and a very long chain wallet.” * There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING funny about TDK's Joker. He's one sadistic bastard. He'll be hated. * From what “The Goon” has heard, Heath is taking The Joker to “…all-new f***ed-up levels.”

  • June 19, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Not very inconspicuous

    by CaptainTripps

    I think that the problem with this, and with the bat vehicles in all the movies is that they are too big and noticable. If batman really wanted to be stealthy, why the fuck would he drive around in a tank? Why would he drive a giant, ugly motorcycle? Why in God's name would he drive something that is going to be immediatly noticed wherever he goes? It would make more sense for Wayne to buy a fast, sleek black production car, install limo tint and bullet-proof glass, armor the door interiors(like the president's limousine) and make all the little gadgets and shit hidden within the body panels. That way, when he drove it or parked it somewhere it wouldn't draw a thousand cops or serve as a beacon to his enemies.<br> Plus whatever car company the studio chose would get one hell of an endorsement. Picture it: The Dark Knight edition Lamborghini Murcielago.

  • June 19, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by TruPhan

    Where did you get your info? Not that I question its validity, but just because I want to read it from the source in context.

  • June 19, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    TruPhan

    by box

    he got it from 'Batman on Film . com'

  • June 19, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Is this worthy of 2 fat kids bumping chests?

    by Puddleglum

    Just asking, because these Bat Tumbler-cycle pics aren't awe-inducing. I hope it at least makes sense when I see it in context next summer.

  • June 19, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Well, that doesn't sound like the Joker to me.

    by superninja

    It sounds like a riff on a riff, which is what Miller's Joker was.