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Scientists have discovered a new velvet spider species that wears a vibrant red-and-white pattern on its back reminiscent of the grin worn by Joaquin Phoenix, who played the Joker, Batman’s long-standing nemesis. It’s officially called “Loureedia phoenixi”, and it’s the first Loureedia spider to be identified outside the Mediterranean region. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Jeff Frost, a Hollywood model maker, recently posted a batch of new photos to his website showing a Batmobile model that is apparently the vehicle starring in the upcoming Batman film. This scale model shows exactly how it’s going to look, right down to the lighting. No other details were released alongside the images, but it still appears to be based on a Dodge Charger. Read more for additional pictures.
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Back in the 1966-1968 Batman TV series, the Batmobile was based on Ford Motor Company’s 1955 Lincoln Futura conceptcar, while the vehicle featured in the 1989-1992 movies used two Impala chassis, a Chevy V8 engine, and a custom built fabrication body. What if Bruce Wayne were to use a modern hypercar as the Batmobile? The Bugatti La Finale by automotive designer Serkan Budur would be the perfect candidate, or so we think. Read more for additional pictures.
Mike Vetter of The Car Factory built Joker’s car for Suicide Squad, and his latest creation, called “Slash,” draws heavy inspiration from Bruce Wayne’s Batmobiles. It’s currently being offered for $89,000 on eBay, and is essentially a re-bodied C6 Corvette, powered by a 6.2L LS3 V8 generating 450 hp, mated to an automatic GM transmission with paddle shifters. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Batman director Matt Reeves has just given us a first glimpse at Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile, and as you can see, it’s definitely less outlandish compared to those from the past. Christopher Nolan’s trilogy used the tank-like Tumbler, while Tim Burton’s Batmobiles fit their stories perfectly and Ben Affleck’s Justice League Batmobile looked like a military vehicle of sorts. Read more for two more pictures and additional information.
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Here’s a first clear look at Robert Pattinson’s updated Batsuit riding what appears to be a new Batcycle. These were captured during an outdoor location shoot for the film at the Glasgow Necropolis cemetery in Scotland. This is allegedly a stunt double performing as Batman and not the actor himself. The movie is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Read more for the pictures and footage.
The Batman director Matt Reeves has just released the first screen test video of Robert Pattinson playing the masked vigilante. Set for release on June 25, 2021, this film focuses on a younger Batman and hopes to emphasize the detective aspect of the character to a greater extent than previous films. Principal photography is currently ongoing in London, England. Read more for the video and additional information.
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For those who aren’t familiar with American LaFrance (ALF), it was basically an American vehicle manufacturer which focused primarily on the production of fire engines, fire aerials, and emergency vehicles (ambulance, rescue, etc.). Gary Wales happened to come by a 1916 American LaFrance fire truck and decided to transform it into a retro Batmobile of sorts. Read more for another picture and additional information.
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Homemade Batman suits are nothing special, but this one by Julian Checkley most certainly stands out as one of the coolest we’ve ever come across. Everything on this 7-foot-tall suit was sculpted, molded and cast in various grades of urethane rubber and it weighs in at a hefty 150 pounds. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are no working weapons or gizmos on the suit. Read more for additional pictures.
Batman fans rejoice! LEGO revealed today their all-new DC Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile model car kit that eplicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. It measures 60cm long and consists of 3,306 pieces, offering a challenging and rewarding build. Authentic features include a slide-open cockpit with a wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle.