Zack Snyder Officially Debuts New Dawn of Justice Batmobile

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Zack Snyder Officially Debuts New Dawn of Justice Batmobile

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Here's your official look at Ben Affleck's hot new ride for Batman v Superman

Following the release of multiple unauthorized photos yesterday, director Zack Snyder has tweeted the first official reveal image of the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The image reveals a design much in line with fan rumors and speculation, mainly resembling a cross between the design of the "Tumbler" from the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy and the more race car-like shape of the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher films. One feature sure to raise the ire of some fans: What appears to be a pair of guns mounted to vehicle's front. Batman (especially in the comics) is typically depicted as abhorring firearms, and the presence of belt-fed machine guns on the 1989 film's Batmobile remains controversial among many fans to this day.

Ben Affleck will portray the Caped Crusader in the film, which will focus his first encounter with Henry Cavill's Superman following the events of Man of Steel; and will also feature Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

Source: Twitter

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wtf am I looking at? Mr Snyder if you are going to show the bat mobile why don't you turn on some lights, all I see is a pile of black angles, and what I think might be a turret. Turret is an odd choice considering batman doesn't tend to rake villains with machine gun fire.

It looks pretty cool. Still military styled but looks much faster and more nimble than the tumbler.

inb4 "omg where is the colour" and a bunch of anti-DC comments.

EDIT: shit, seems I'm too late.

I like the unauthorized pictures better. Those may have been low quality out-of-focus shots, but they show the whole vehicle from different sides and in some decent light, so you get a better idea of what the thing actually looks like on the whole.

Eh, it's too jagged for my tastes.

No Batmobile will ever be as good as this one.

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The sleek and slender design will always have a special place in my heart.

Looks like something from WH40K to be honest. Hell, there is a good merchandise deal waiting to happen. Batman: Grimdark 40K

Can we just have the Burton!Batmobile back? It was perfect. Neither Schumacher's batmobiles nor Nolan's abomination come even close.

I really wanted to enjoy Man of Steel because I think Snyder has real potential. Watchmen is a great indication of his talents. Everything about these DC films though...I feel that perhaps there are too many restrictions on the filmmaker here for anything good to come out of it. I mean, excepting a couple scenes Man of Steel could have been directed by anyone - it so sorely lacked Snyder's touch. This Batmobile is the same thing; this wasn't designed by Snyder. It was designed by a boardroom.

is that... a gun turret at the front?

That's new. IIRC bat doesn't use guns

What's up with those wheel covers? They neither look aerodynamic enough to act as fairings, nor do they fully cover the wheels to act as armor.

Scorpid:
wtf am I looking at? Mr Snyder if you are going to show the bat mobile why don't you turn on some lights, all I see is a pile of black angles, and what I think might be a turret. Turret is an odd choice considering batman doesn't tend to rake villains with machine gun fire.

Exactly this.
"Teaser", huh... ? :(

I think Jum sterling said it best:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9617-Batman-Is-Everything-Wrong-With-Square-Enix

Seriously. Look at that thing. The Angles have angles, the armour is clad in armour, it's like the designer got bored midway through and started building a new design, on top of the old design.

It's so bloody busy. If that's the visual aesthetic the movie is going for... well...sorry.

I love how everyone's all "OMG GUNS!" despite the fact that pretty much all of the depictions of Batman vehicles in movies and the cartoons have weapons on them.
The Burton Batmobile had guns, the Tumbler had cannons, The Batpod had twin cannons (from the Tumbler), the BAT had weapons and even Batman himself frequently uses explosives.
Having weapons systems doesn't mean they're designed to be lethal, or that they are designed to be used on people (the Nolan movies use the weapons more for breaking through objects and destroying vehicles).
The real complaint should be that usually, the weapons are hidden unless they're needed as driving around with machine guns bolted to the hood just isn't what Batman would do.

I don't have much faith in this movie as Warner \ DC don't seem to know what they're doing when it comes to live action superhero movies these days (Superman Returns would have been completely forgotten if not for Spacey as Luthor, Man of Steel was dull and whiny and Green Lantern was just awful).
If Warner Bros. can't push out a decent movie about one character, how in all of creation are they going to manage it with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman.
I'm not going to bitch about Affleck being Bats as there's a chance it might work, but Jeremy Irons as Alfred?
Jeremy Irons should be doing what he does best... Being an over acting villain (seriously, just make him Ra's al Ghul or something and watch the magic happen).

BigTuk:
I think Jum sterling said it best:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9617-Batman-Is-Everything-Wrong-With-Square-Enix

Seriously. Look at that thing. The Angles have angles, the armour is clad in armour, it's like the designer got bored midway through and started building a new design, on top of the old design.

It's so bloody busy. If that's the visual aesthetic the movie is going for... well...sorry.

Yeah. I'm agreeing here. It's pointlessly busy. Why does it seem batman is surrounded with more metal than robocop?

I said it last year, ironman is more flexible than batman in the movies. One's a heavy, cyber suit of armour and the other is a fraking ninja. And the fraking armour has the better agility? Seriously? Fek off with the armour already.

Nope, hate it. It's like the tumbler, an F1 car and a tank had a 3 way and this was the result. Too much going on for my tastes, and the design just looks odd.

Also, guns? I honestly expected part of this film being batman teaching superman NOT to kill criminals/use overwhelming force/reduce collateral damage, but it looks like the bat is going all modern warfare. Good luck with that scarecrow and all the rest of batmans non powered villains (i.e. almost all of them)

Now THAT looks pretty cool. I like it.

I like it, but I can see why others would think it should be simpler. So far I like the look of everything I've seen in this film, it's the plot I'm worried about.

And yet, while Batman has been actively Batmanning for years, no one has seen him and he is seen as an urban legend. And it's so easy to see why with this inconspicuous Batmobile.

Some people seem to be comparing the batmobile of Arkham Knight with this one. For me they do seem similar in concept, but side by side you can see that they are actually very distinct apart from the idea of "inspired by Nolan's Tumblr".
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While I don't know the comics, I do remember most of the Batmobile toys having guns in one way or another.

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A machine gun turret?

A MACHINE GUN TURRET?

Well there's no way anyone's worried that Ben Affleck will be the one to ruin this movie any more, though I guess between Watchmen and Man Of Steel we should expected something like this.

I liked the one in the Dark Knight trilogy better. It had a design that looked like the military would sign off on it. Not like someone got drunk during design.

LMFAO! What the fuck is that? I can't tell where it begins or ends. As if the one from the Nolan movies wasn't off the mark this one...
What is it with every new director making it seem as though they and batman are overcompensating.

It reminds me of that Jimquisition video where Jim critiqued Squeenix and the Batman action figure. There are just angles on the angles, points on the pointy bits, bits on the bits and the bits have bigger bits. The model/computer designer who made that just kept adding more and more.

Form follows function when it comes to actual tech. This is the wrong way around. I don't like it. It's ludicrous and over the top, miserable and colourless and all the things wrong with MoS. This car was designed to look "cool" and sell toys.

I'm with RealRT on this; Burton's Batmobile nailed it. It was a car taken to the ultimate level. Faster and tougher than anything else, hi tech where it mattered, sleek and darkly beautiful.

"Pleas don't be a stupid tank, please don't be a stupid tank, please don't be a stupid tank..."

It's a stupid tank.

"Damn."

I expected this, since he's basically making a frank miller wet dream. Snyder is such a fanboy.

P912:
A machine gun turret?

A MACHINE GUN TURRET?

Well there's no way anyone's worried that Ben Affleck will be the one to ruin this movie any more, though I guess between Watchmen and Man Of Steel we should expected something like this.

Yeah because Batman has NEVER used turrets, missiles, rockets or any kind of lethal projectile in his weaponry, except for the decades of canon & adaptations which he has! Good fucking grief, if you're gonna complain, at least complain about something that hasn't been factually proven about 50 years ago.

KingsGambit:
It reminds me of that Jimquisition video where Jim critiqued Squeenix and the Batman action figure. There are just angles on the angles, points on the pointy bits, bits on the bits and the bits have bigger bits. The model/computer designer who made that just kept adding more and more.

Form follows function when it comes to actual tech. This is the wrong way around. I don't like it. It's ludicrous and over the top, miserable and colourless and all the things wrong with MoS. This car was designed to look "cool" and sell toys.

I'm with RealRT on this; Burton's Batmobile nailed it. It was a car taken to the ultimate level. Faster and tougher than anything else, hi tech where it mattered, sleek and darkly beautiful.

Yeah. This is another ugly bat mobile. Even the Nolan bat mobile had real world military theme going this is just.... I really don't like it.

Must be that stun turret I saw in those arkham knight gameplay videos.

Honestly, there are two ways I see the film going at this point. Batman kills superman or superman kills batman. Either way, it looks like a grimdark mess.

Speaking of which, making batman look like iron man doesn't mean the film is going to make avengers money.

I don't really like the design, it looks too convoluted and busy... or maybe it is the angle of the photograph that makes it look that way. I am sure the toys companies (of course, you know they are involved, right?) will have a blast with all those small pieces.

I also don't like the turret at the front of the car. Not that its canon or not (others have said, Batman does have weapons in his vehicles, which he uses to clear debris and stuff), but the position is pretty stupid... At least in most depictions, the guns were retractable and in the back/sides of the hood. This just sticks out there, like a hood ornament. Who designed this?

"- You know what could be more useful than a bumber? A couple of machine guns. I am sure those barrels will absorb a lot of damage if you happen to hit something up front. Wait... You are not planning to use this thing to perform any high speed acrobatics, right?"

Way too fucking busy. I can to a degree dig angular but this just has too many details. It's kind of like the movie transformers in how the designer seemingly just jammed as many little bits onto it to keep the eye from having anything to focus on as to distract from how ugly and all around bland it is. The tumbler was very angular and had plenty of unnecessary detail but at least it had a look and feel that said this thing could be a real life military prototype, which made it fit right in with the trilogy's overall vibe. This however has a look that says military prototype that resulted in it's designer's discharge from service. It's clearly trying to piggyback off of the batmoble from the dark knight trilogy without having any grounding in what made that batmobile work.

MovieBob:
the more race car-like shape of the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher films.

Is there an actual race car anywhere in history that those Batmobiles resembled? Because I honestly can't think of one and I'd love to know.

webkilla:
is that... a gun turret at the front?

That's new. IIRC bat doesn't use guns

P912:
A machine gun turret?

A MACHINE GUN TURRET?

Well there's no way anyone's worried that Ben Affleck will be the one to ruin this movie any more, though I guess between Watchmen and Man Of Steel we should expected something like this.

Consider the movie was announced with Snyder reading a quote from the Dark Knight Returns and the rumors that Affleck is playing a Batman who's been at it for nearly 30 years it's not surprising that the aesthetics of Batman and the Batmobile are taking it's cues from that comic book.

For example here is a front view of the Dark Knight Returns batmobile as well.

For me there's not a lot to complain about. I personally like the look in general but do feel its a bit too much like some squeezed the tumbler and one of the Burton Batmobile's together. Except for the Desaturation being used for official pictures I've like the actual design aesthetics so far.

I just don't have a lot of faith in the script as of yet.

Well, it looks like something that could take on Superman, I'll give it that much.

Because the new Batmobiles in Arkham Knight & Dawn Of Justice won't stop reminding me of this....

Hopefully it looks better in action, and with more lighting. Seriously, Snyder, lighten it up a little!

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