COMIC-CON 2012: ‘The Batmobile’ TV Special Confirmed for Thursday, July 12th

All six Batmobiles will be on display in San Diego for this half-hour documentary, airing on The CW Monday, June 16.
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The broadcast network premiere of the new half-hour special on the history and evolution of the Batmobile - The Batmobile - will air on Monday, July 16, 8:00-8:30pm ET on The CW. An encore of the special will air from 8:30-9:00pm ET. Check out the following picture to see the on-screen evolution of this iconic vehicle.

The Batmobile CW Network Special Photo

The special will have its world premiere screening at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 12, where all six of the Batmobiles from film and television will also appear for the first time together.

From its inception in the late 1930s, the Batmobile has been a symbol of power, hope and justice, as well as the pinnacle of technology as the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal. In its contemporary and most robust form as the Tumbler, the Batmobile is a combination of unbridled creativity, advanced technology and the pursuit of "justice on wheels."

The special uses archival footage, images and illustrations of the Batmobile to document its birth and evolution to the present day. Interviews with filmmakers, key designers, builders, stunt drivers, actors and fans of the Batmobile lead the viewer on an exploration of the true impact of this cultural icon. Personal stories will interweave with historical context to tell the definitive story of the world's most recognized automobile. Interviews include actors Christian Bale and Adam West, and directors Christopher Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton.

The Batmobile is from New Wave Entertainment and Warner Bros. The special was directed by Roko Belic, produced by Tara Tremaine and edited by Michael Fallavollita.

Sources: The CW Network

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  • vanboy • 3 years ago

    The BF Batmobile and the B & R Batmaobiles are "rainbow" cars. Even the campy 1960s Batmobile is manlier than those. My favorite was absolutely the 1989 Batmobile. That one was perfection and was perfect for the gothic look of the Batman world. And I'm not eh only one who thinks so. Check out the '89 Batmobiles at Cinemaquette and Sideshow Collections. They both sell 30" replicas of the '89 Batmobile (which I will own one day) and the other versions are not available in that size. The recent incarnation (to me) just isn't a Batmobile at all. No batwings whatsoever. The tires just remind me of ATV tires. Better off road vehicle though I must say.


    • Brian-Rogers • 3 years ago

      I think I'm gonna cry :D


      • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

        Very cool :) .


        • avian005 • 3 years ago

          My entire life is right before my eyes.


          • jasonkat • 3 years ago

            The old 1 reminds me of "a" munster's car, lol

            i gotta agree, trumbler is the best1, however i like the batman forever/batman & robin batmobile as well. because of their counter parts or at least the neon lighting at night looks really kool., but yea owning 1 of each is like the koolest sh*t ever!


            • supermanvenom • 3 years ago

              @kashmanthillet Yep agree. Oh and nerdgasim lol


              • kashmanthillet • 3 years ago

                Trumbler is the best, including the '89 batmobile.


                • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago



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