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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, DC TV, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Hulk, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Spider-Man and more

13 September 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Legion of Super-Heroes, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom Carnage, X-Men: Apocalypse and more…

After a selection of photos arrived online showing the new Batmobile on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to give us a high-resolution image of Ben Affleck’s ride from the 2016 DC superhero ensemble. Be sure to read the thoughts of our writing team on Dark Knight’s new wheels in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction, and check out Luke Owen’s feature where he looks at the Evolution of The Batmobile »

- Gary Collinson

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The evolution of the Batmobile

11 September 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the announcement of a new Batmobile via some leaked photos and then Zack Synder’s Twitter account, we at Flickering Myth decided to look at the various incarnations of the The Dark Knight’s most iconic of accessories….

Batman #27

The Batmobile first debuted in DC Comics’ Batman #27, a red convertible with nothing overly special in its functionality. But in an interesting piece of trivia, the term “Batmobile” was not used until Detective Comics #48 in 1941.

Batman ’66

Moving into the live action realm on our list is one of the most well-loved looks for people of “a certain age” of the Batmobile, courtesy of the 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the dynamic duo. With great gadgets like an anti-theft switch, Bat Beam, Mobile Batcomputer and the Emergency Bat-turn lever, this version of the Batmobile is well respected and has been used by many as their transport on their wedding days. »

- Luke Owen

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See The New Batmobile From 'Batman v Superman' From All Angles!

10 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The spy pics just keep on coming!

Hot on the heels of a sweet overhead shot of the Millennium Falcon out on the town from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, we now also have a bunch of shots of another iconic Hollywood vehicle- The Batmobile.

Batman's legendary ride is seeing some action on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice lately, so it was only a matter of time before photos flooded the net. What's interesting about the design of the vehicle is how it fuses together different design philosophies from Batmobiles past and present. When the initial teases came out, some people speculated it would look like a cross between the Burton Batmobile, and Nolan's Tumbler. It would appear that anyone that thought that was right on the money.

Here, see for yourself:

New Image of the Batmobile! »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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'Batman v Superman' Batmobile Revealed

10 September 2014 5:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Batmobile has been spotted on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set. Ben Affleck's sleek set of wheels (and relatively dainty in comparison to Christopher Nolan's version in the Dark Knight trilogy) seems to be covered in dust, but the ride is still properly parallel-parked (though backwards in comparison to that silver car). Director Zack Snyder teased the car in May with a tweeted photo of its derrier under a tarp, and included a little bit more of the vehicle — doors closed — in the first photo of Affleck as the DC hero.   The followup to 2013's

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- Ashley Lee

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The Batman movie you'll never see: Darren Aronofsky's Year One

23 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first few pages of Frank Miller's script for the shelved Batman: Year One have a disturbed Bruce Wayne waking up from chronic nightmares, some nameless prostitutes being slapped around by their pimp, and Jim Gordon putting a gun in his mouth.

You can see why Warner Bros didn't ultimately go for the project, which was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky and would have rewritten the Bat mythology even more radically than Miller already had in his comic book arc of the same name.

"Our take was to infuse the Batman franchise with a dose of reality," Aronofsky has said, citing The French Connection and Taxi Driver among his influences. "We tried to ask that eternal question, 'What does it take for a real man to put on tights and fight crime?'" It's an approach not far from the one ultimately taken by Christopher Nolan in Batman Begins, »

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10 Trivia Bits You May Not Know From Tim Burton's Batman

23 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman. This movie was so awesome, and I personally think it still holds up today. I watched this movie again a couple months ago and was entertained from beginning to end. It was a true comic book movie. I got a chance to see the movie on opening day at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. It was actually my first time seeing a movie in the legendary theater, and I still remember the experience of walking in and being wowed by how big it was, and there was a huge Batman symbol projecting on the curtains of the screen. It was a great day, and an amazing movie. Christopher Nolan himself called it "...a brilliant film, visionary and extraordinarily idiosyncratic...".

As a way to pay tribute to the film, I've come up with 10 fun bits of trivia that you might not know about it. »

- Joey Paur

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25 years of Tim Burton's 'Batman' and why I owe it a lot

23 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There is a reason I'm a Batman fan. It's not because I'm a life-long comic book reader. That came later. And it's not because I grew up watching reruns of the old ABC television series. Though I certainly did. It's because Tim Burton's "Batman," released in theaters 25 years ago today, was the first movie that really owned my anticipatory faculties as a child. It was the first film that lit my movie-going fire, a designation saved for "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "E.T." a generation prior and perhaps "Jurassic Park" and Harrison Ford's actioners a generation later. In the simplest of terms, I wouldn't be a film obsessive if it weren't for "Batman." I owe it that much. For me, the film was an event not to be missed. I remember watching the commercials flood prime time television: the howling of a Batwing circling a Gothic cathedral, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Superman vs Batman Movie: Deconstructing The Batmobile And Batsuit

15 May 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

A lot has been said about Ben Affleck’s casting in Batman vs Superman, as Christian Bale left some big ol’ Batboots to fill. This week, finally, fans got a look at both the new Batman and the new Batmobile, courtesy of director Zack Snyder’s Twitter account. The new suit is designed by Michael Wilkinson – which comes as no real surprise as he was the costume designer for Man of Steel, although he also worked on Watchmen, 300 and Terminator Salvation.

As for the Batmobile, they decided not to go with Hr Giger’s frankly odd design for the vehicle that he cooked up for Batman Forever (seriously worth a Google if you have a minute) and instead went with something whose parts will seem very familiar to comic book and film fans. In fact it is obvious from both designs that there are many subtle references to »

- Brian Chapman

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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman

14 May 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth writing team share a few thoughts on the first look at Ben Affleck in the Batsuit….

DC fans haven’t had much to shout about over the best part of the past year, having to sit twiddling their thumbs waiting on news while Marvel Studios, Sony and Fox laid out their superhero plans for the next few years, as well as delivering the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, since the announcement of a Justice League movie, we’ve had the DC shows The Flash, Gotham and Constantine all picked up, and yesterday Zack Snyder sent the internet into meltdown by releasing the very first image of Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. So, what did our writers make of the new Batsuit? »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Affleck as Batman and Zack Snyder's Batmobile Revealed

13 May 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Yesterday director Zack Snyder teased the world with an image of his new Batmobile covered by a tarp. The tweet tease promised a full reveal would come today, and come it did, with the added bonus of our first look -- official or otherwise -- of Ben Affleck as Batman.

The image was snapped by Synder himself and posted to Twitter, utilizing a Leica M Monochrom camera. The result is a stunning black-and-white photograph of a menacing Ben Affleck as Batman standing in front of his Batmobile.

The Batmobile, as suggested by yesterday's teaser, looks like the child of Tim Burton's artistic vision for Batman's ride and Christopher Nolan's militaristic take on the infamous vehicle. Rocksteady's recent reveal of their take on the Batmobile in the upcoming Batman Arkham Knight video game also follows this design route.

As for Batman, the design borrows heavily from Frank Miller »

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Batmobile: the superhero accessory no caped crusader can be without

13 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ben Affleck's new Batman means a new souped-up car, as every era of the screen franchise redefines itself with fins and firepower

First look at Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman  plus his Batmobile

Gallery: The Batmobile from Adam West's convertible to Ben Affleck's beast

Most comic-book superheroes get about using their special powers; Batman accessorises. That makes him a dream character for production designers, toy manufacturers, and obsessives old enough to ascribe their enthusiasm for a new Batmobile to "an interest in automotive design" rather than, say, some untreated developmental deficiency. And now there's a brand new toy: Zack Snyder, director of the forthcoming Batman v Superman, has just unveiled the latest iteration (along with a new suit, and presumably utility belt, for Ben Affleck).

In movie prop terms, the Batmobile takes some beating. Yes, James Bond has cool, gadget-stuffed sportscars too, but his have to look like actual cars, »

- Steve Rose

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First Look: Ben Affleck In Costume As Batman From 'Batman Vs. Superman'

13 May 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yesterday, director Zack Snyder teased a first look at the new Batmobile, and today he gave fans something even better. Here's your first look at Ben Affleck as Batman in "Batman Vs. Superman."  It's a canny move on behalf of Warner Bros. to beat the set picture paparazzi by unveiling their new post-Christian Bale Batman before nerds freak out over set pictures taken out of context from blocks and blocks away. And frankly, it doesn't seem too far removed from Christopher Nolan's approach. The Batmobile looks military grade and Bruce Wayne looks broody, though the suit seems to have received a different treatment—something a bit more textured and with a giant-ass logo on it. Frankly, it's a nice tease and not much to complain about here, but we're sure super dorks will find something to cause them consternation. Thoughts? Let us know below. "Batman Vs. Superman" arrives »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look at Ben Affleck as Batman and the Batmobile in Batman Vs. Superman

13 May 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After yesterday’s tease, Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder has revealed a first look at Ben Affleck fully suited up as the Caped Crusader standing alongside the redesigned Batmobile.

Compared to Chirstopher Nolan’s take on the Batsuit – donned by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Trilogy – this version is a lot closer to the comic books, and looks like it will fit right in alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman suit from Man of Steel. The next big reveal is of course Wonder Woman.

The Batmobile also looks a lot different to what has come before and very much resembles various iterations of the vehicle which have been seen in the pages of the comic books over the years.

Meanwhile, those fans who doubted that Ben Affleck (who played a superhero way back in the critically panned Daredevil in 2003) may have to eat their words, as »

- Josh Wilding

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Zack Snyder tweets Batmobile teaser photo

12 May 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

After months of casting news, Zack Snyder is almost ready to reveal another crucial element to his upcoming film tentatively known as Superman/BatmanThe Batmobile.

Snyder tweeted a photo of his Batmobile covered by a tarp, promising to reveal the whole thing tomorrow. So for now, all we can do is speculate, speculate, speculate. Check out the tweet below:

Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow?

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 12, 2014

From the looks of it, could this be a hybrid of Tim Burton’s Batmobile and Christopher Nolan’s Tumbler, »

- Samantha Highfill

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First Official Image From Batman vs. Superman Teases New Batmobile

12 May 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anticipation for Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman is at an all-time high, especially now that the cast has been assembled in Detroit and are ready to begin filming at the end of the week. While many fans have been clamoring (read: begging) for images of the new Batsuit, Zack Snyder whet our appetites today with something a little more intriguing.

The director dropped a bombshell this morning when he Tweeted out the first official image, which came in the form of a picture of the new Batmobile, mostly hidden underneath a tarp.

Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow?

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 12, 2014

Needless to say, fans are going absolutely crazy for this image, and for good reason. The Batmobile is perhaps the most iconic vehicle in film and comics history, and each new iteration of the Caped Crusader comes with a new version. »

- James Garcia

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