Blink and you might miss the entirety of the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice clip. At 10 seconds, it certainly isn't long. But it's very cool. This quick sneak peek shows Bruce Wayne suited up and sitting behind the wheel of the new Batmobile. And we get to see just what this wicked cruise missile can do, as it takes big curves at top speeds.
The new Batmobile has been one of the central selling points of this follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel. Warner Bros. even had the screen-used vehicle on display as part of their studio tour this past December. Here's what Tour Guide John had to say about the vehicle as it will be seen and used in this latest DC Comics adventure.
"This is the new Batmobile for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is designed by Patrick Tatopoulos. It is build by Dennis McCarthy. It's 20 feet long, it's 12 feet wide in the back. It's got some new features we've never seen on a Batmobile before. Like that Gatling guns just sitting on the front of the Batmobile. Another one of the new features that we don't see in other Batmobiles is the fact that it raises for scenes where it's going into battle. Or it's lower to the ground when it's just cruising through the streets. It's more aerodynamic. So it's a whole new hydraulic system."
In a previous interview, director Zack Snyder explained that this version of the Batmobile has been a longtime passion project for Bruce Wayne. He has cobbled it together from various parts. He hasn't had Lucius Fox design it in a tech lab. It has become more like a weekend project for the billionaire. And the design is said to be first based in the look of the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman. Tour guide John went onto say this about the car.
"One of the most impressive stats about this thing is that the tires have shaved down tractor tires. So it's like a fifty inch wheel in the back. They made two of these. It's made out of carbon fiber and fiberglass. And it's pretty much costume made from the ground up. The original idea, the design of it? They were inspired by the Michael Keaton Batmobile. You can see it in there somewhere. But of course they had to have that really modern tank look to it to get the feel of Batman v Superman. The other cool thing, and you can see it not only on the Batmobile, but also on the new Batsuit. You see how it's dinged up. This thing is worn. It's the same thing with Ben Affleck's batsuit. It has scrapes in it. Steel knuckles, everything. This is a different version of Batman. Where he's not starting out as Batman. He's been Batman for a long time now. This thing has seen some stuff."
This highly-anticipated superhero adventure will mark the first time both Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) have been seen on the big screen together in cinematic history. The movie will also introduce Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, whose stand alone movie is currently in production and set to hit theaters on June 23, 2017. It has also been rumored that this movie will introduce the rest of the Justice League, before Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 hits theaters in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Zack Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launches Warner Bros. new DC Comics slate of movies, including Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), Justice League Part 1 (November 17, 2017), The Flash (March 23, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 3, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (June 19, 2020). We'll have to wait and see how these other adventures fare at the box office, but they are all shaping up to be big hits as well. Take a look at the latest sneak peek and go for fast ride in the all-new Batmobile!