Want to hear a funny story? So I’m trapped at home during this global pandemic, right? But I’m allowed to go out for groceries. So I did yesterday, made it all the way to the store and then my car wouldn’t start! Isn’t that hilarious? And then the shop I was able to take it to said they needed to keep it overnight, and as of my posting this listicle, I have yet to hear what the damage is going to be.
So let’s talk about Batmobiles.
More specifically, let’s talk about knock-offs of the Batmobile. I love the Batmobile. It’s my favorite of all fictional vehicles. And I could have done a list of my favorite Batmobiles, but there are too many to pick from. I could have done a list of other superhero vehicles, but that seems too generic. So how about a list of vehicles that are clearly just knock-offs of the Batmobile, whether intentionally, as part of an obvious parody or just because they tried to slip one by the readers. That should be fun! Join me after the jump!
The Batman is definitely a movie that’s happening. There’s no stopping it at this point. We’re going to get a new Batman movie. There’s no sign of Robin, yet, but check out this cool new Batmobile. Director Matt Reeves shared this pic and others on his Twitter yesterday. I like the grounded, realistic, muscle car look.
Reeves is definitely really good at building hype for his movie. We’ve seen the Batsuit, now the Batmobile, so surely he’s next going to tease the Robinsuit…right? Right?!
We all know that they’re currently filming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so it’s only a matter of time before we find out if/how Robin appears in the film. Right? Right?! I mean, c’mon! How long do we have to wait? I’m only human!
To tide us over until the big reveal – that we’re all eagerly waiting for – pics of the movie’s Batmobile hit the web. Some amateur shots can be viewed here, but director Zack Snyder then just went ahead and posted a big HD pic.
I like it, looks good to me.
Though, of course, it only has seating for one. Damn you, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice! Quit toying with my emotions!
The video game convention E3 is in full swing this week, with all sorts of trailers and previews and announcements. I bet it’s just a bunch of fun to be there. Unfortunately, I am not cool enough to get to go, so I’m stuck back here just watching the trailers on Youtube. C’est la vie.
But one of those trailers is a whole mess of gameplay footage for Batman: Arkham Knight!
Just look at the scope of that game! That cityscape is huge! Or maybe it’s just the fact that driving around on the streets in the Batmobile makes it look bigger than when we’re zipping around on rooftops in previous games. Either way, that part looked great. And the Batmobile looks cool…except it instantly made me think of any Grand Theft Auto game, where the moment you start driving around at high speeds is the moment you’re going to cause a ton of collateral damage. The game employee who managed to make turns and drive mostly straight might be good, but the rest of us are going to crash into everything around us. So I guess it’s a good idea to remove pedestrians.
Still, the game looks pretty darn sweet. It’s not enough to convince me to plop down several hundred dollars on a new console, but maybe I’ll get a better graphics card for my computer at least…
Behold, the first official picture of the new Batsuit for the Batman vs. Superman sequel! Theoretically, that’s Ben Affleck under the cowl.
I like it! I like the shorter ears. I like the toughness of the costume. I like that it looks more like his traditional costume than some highly detailed, interconnected armor like from the Dark Knight trilogy. I hope we get to see a clearer picture eventually, but as for this first image, Tweeted by director Zack Snyder, I like it!
For an even better look, check out this Reddit thread where a guy colorized the photo to get a much clearer image!
And what’s that in the background? It’s the Batmobile! Snyder posted this picture yesterday.
I like the look of the Batmobile too.
So yeah, even though I really didn’t like Man of Steel, I’m digging all this Batman stuff.
Now then…give us Robin!