Over 160 Pictures and Video from THE BATMAN EXHIBIT at Warner Bros. in Burbank

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This summer, Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour celebrates Batman’s 75th anniversary with The Batman Exhibit, which was created in close collaboration with DC Entertainment.  Recently, I was one of several lucky journalists invited to attend a super cool event that coincided with the opening of the new attraction and featured a tour of the exhibit.  What made this especially fun and exciting was that it marked the first time all seven Batman films have come together in a themed exhibit on the studio’s historic Burbank lot.

We began our tour with a visit to the Picture Car Vault located on the studio lot, where a selection of the Caped Crusader’s most iconic vehicles, including the Batpod, Bathammer, Tumbler and Batmobile, are showcased.  The Bat-Signal used to call Bruce Wayne’s alter ego at a time of need is also on display.  While we were there, Danny DeVito, who played the Penguin in Batman Returns, stopped by to welcome us, pose for photos, and turn on the iconic Bat-Signal.  Visitors to the Picture Car Vault will have an opportunity to activate the Bat-Signal and pose at a Batman-themed interactive green screen photo opportunity.  Hit the jump for pictures, video and more.

Batman Tour CartsNext, we boarded a specially-themed Batman tram that took us to the newly transformed Studio Museum, where the entire ground floor has been dedicated to the Caped Crusader, and visitors can see costumes, gadgetry, props and artwork from all seven Batman films on exhibition together.  On the way over, our tour guide pointed out the L.A. riverbed that runs parallel to the studio’s backlot and explained that all the speed tests for the Tumbler were done there.  She also revealed that the mountain and bushes beyond the riverbed doubled as the entrance to the Batcave.

At the Museum, we got to see the original suits worn by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale as well as the costumes worn by the supporting characters and villains, including Robin, The Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and Alfred.  A wide range of one-of-a-kind props and weapons were also on display, including Batarangs, the Joker’s cards, Two-Face’s coins, one of the Penguin’s umbrellas and Bane’s bomb.  There was also a historic display of iconic Batman comic book covers that offers a unique and colorful backdrop for visitors to take photos to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

From the Batsuit to the Batmobile, Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour’s new attraction, The Batman Exhibit, offers an amazing way to delve into the world of this iconic superhero and get up close to authentic costumes, gadgetry, props, vehicles and more.  The exhibit is on display for a limited time this summer.  Reservations are recommended, and children eight years or older are welcome.  Tickets are $54 per person and can be purchased online at www.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-972-TOUR (8687).

Here’s two studio provided videos on the costumes followed by the tour.  The pictures are further down the page.


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  • Redjester

    A reminder guys, only 3 days left in the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter so if that’s something you deem worthy of donating to you need to do it soon. Oh, and Seth McFarlane is matching every pledge from 4 to 5 million.

  • Redjester

    My nephew would go absolutely apeshit if he were to attend this exhibit. Very cool stuff!

  • Craig Goldberg

    Oh man, WB is treating Batman with a lot of respect. They could have easily glossed over the Batman and Robin portion of this exhibit but it seems like all of the movies are sharing in the spotlight. I am no fan of Batman returns but damn does that Catwoman suit look amazing.

    • MIXTER

      Totally agree on Catwomans suit, still amazing. Though i loved Returns. Creepy Dr Caligari inspired Penguin, More Keaton, and to top it off, Christopher Walken!

  • DEADP00L

    HAHAHA Bat nipples!

    • Theodore Trout

      Except on Batgirl, WTF?

  • MIXTER

    Wow! What a trip down memory lane this is! Shame theres no 60s Bat stuff though.

    Batman 89, my most watched film behind the Star Wars films, and thats a LOT! I went mental for that film, and loved Returns too. Pfeifer best Catwoman ever! And Keaton my fave Batman. Quiet, brooding, menacing.

    Now i liked Bale as Bruce, and liked the first two Nolan films, but Burtons films captured more magic, made Gotham look gothic and claustrophobic. Always wished he did Batman 3, Burtons take on the villains was great.

    Batman forever, even that film i watched a lot, a different take on Batman, Kilmer was underrated, Carrey was zany and funny, and provided many quotable lines back in the day. It wasn’t the best batman film, but it was enjoyable fun at the time, brings back good memories.

    Batman & Robin however, shat its pants! Seeing those plastic vehicles in the pictures and horrible neon costumes etc makes me so glad Nolan came along. If Nolan haters prefer B&R to be the last rendition of Batman to be stuck in their minds i pity them. (I’m no Nolan fan boy either, just enjoyed his take, even though they had flaws.)

    However, enough flaws, to really look forward to this next reboot. These pics, whilst bring back good times, all look so dated now. Time to take it to the next level, and so far whatever Batflek brings, they have finally nailed the suit!

    • Ian Martin

      I’ve always felt that Bale was a better Bruce, but Keaton was a better Batman.

      And they have been somewhat overlooked more recently due to the success of the Nolan films, but the Burton films are excellent. And I don’t hate Batman Forever, it was just average to me. Batman & Robin pains me to think about, though I do love The Nostalgia Critic’s review of it.

      And I think Affleck will be solid in the part, as long as he has a halfway decent script to work with. If the movie stinks I don’t think he’ll be the reason why.

  • demonicstrawberry

    Fuck Joel Schumacher and every wretched shit idea he brought with him.

    • Ian Martin

      While part of the blame always has to be laid on the director, a big part of what sunk his films is that Warner Bros. was too controlling, after the somewhat mixed (at the time) reception to Batman Returns, with many saying it was too dark.

      Read about some of the deleted scenes from Batman Forever, it was originally a much darker film before he was forced to re-edit a lot of it, along with the story idea for Batman Triumphant. I’ll take the Nolan films, but it sounds like it could of been interesting.

      • DEADP00L

        Bat Nipples. Nuff said.

  • WTFGuy

    They seriously need to add the 60s Bat stuff and where the hell is Nolans’ flying thingy from the last movie?

    • Rob

      I read another article about the exhibit, they explained that there is no representation of the 60s show because A. the show is owned by Fox, I’m guessing this wasn’t covered in the deal that allowed for the show to finally make it on DVD/Blu Ray later this year. B. apparently the vast majority of props from the show itself are either already in private collections by fans or missing.

  • Hunter

    This is really cool. Very jealous you got to attend this!

  • Guest

    Let me get this straight. They have Bat Nipples but no Adam West stuff.

  • Jon

    Are photos and video allowed or is Warners pulling the same crap they did with their crappy studio museum and tour of no video or pics?

  • Jon

    Why did you delete my comment? Where you paid off by Warner Brothers for the kiss ass review? Anyway, my initial question was: Can the public take photos and video of the exhibit and their museum or are they still not allowing that? Universal let’s you take all the photos and video you want everywhere in their studio, including their museum.

  • Jon

    Why did you delete my comment? Where you paid off by Warner Brothers for the kiss ass review? Anyway, my initial question was: Can the public take photos and video of the exhibit and their museum or are they still not allowing that? Universal let’s you take all the photos and video you want everywhere in their studio, including their museum.

  • Jon

    Why did you delete my comment? Where you paid off by Warner Brothers for the kiss ass review? Anyway, my initial question was: Can the public take photos and video of the exhibit and their museum or are they still not allowing that? Universal let’s you take all the photos and video you want everywhere in their studio, including their museum.

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  • John Connor

    I love Batman & Robin. Fuck you.

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