‘Batman v Superman’ Production Designer Goes in Depth on the New Batmobile

     March 11, 2016


I’m a little fascinated by the new Batmobile because it’s an interesting mashup design. It’s like a cross between the 90s, long-hood designs from the Tim Burton/Joel Schmacher movies crossed with the tank element of Christopher Nolan’s Tumbler from the The Dark Knight trilogy.

DC All Access caught up with the man behind the new Batmobile, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, who explained his thinking on Batman’s iconic vehicle. He reveals that it took five months to build two cars, and that it was surprisingly hard to find tires for it. The tires they finally managed to find were from Israel and they’re used on farming trucks. Those tires were then shaved and re-sculpted to fit the car.

Check out the full video below where Tatopoulos also talks about integrating the design of the car with the rest of the film.

For more on Batman v Superman, peruse our recent coverage below. The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, and Diane Lane.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th.

Here’s the synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.


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