In the comics, Batman’s grappling gun is basically a pistol that fires small grappling hooks on monofilament wire. Once the hook is secured, a touch of a button activates a powerful motorized pulley system that enables the user to make a quick ascent to a rooftop. There are many variations of this gadget used by Batman and the rest of the characters in this series. However, making one of these in real-life is harder than you think. Read more to see one fan that managed to create a functional grappling gun.
LEGO teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC to bring you the 1989 Batwing and in 2,363 piece fashion. Not just a small static model, this one has craft has a full interior, removable canopy, posable aerodynamic flaps and several Easter eggs, including a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine that will transport fans back to 1989. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nguyen Dac Chung, a 23-year-old college student from Hanoi, Vietnam was always fascinated with the Tumbler Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, the few replicas that popped up for sale were way out of his price range. So, he decided to spend 10-months and $21,700 building his own, albeit on a smaller scale. Though it may look complete, Chung says that it’s only 90 percent complete. Read more for a video and additional information.
Director Matt Reeves released a new “The Batman” trailer at the DC FanDome event earlier today, and it’s fittingly set to Nirvana’s “Something in the Way”. We get a glimpse of Riddler (Paul Dano), who leaves a series of deadly riddles for the Batman and Commissioner Gordon (Jeffery Wright), while also giving us a quick look at Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz). Read more for the trailer and additional information
Photo credit: Arjun Menon
India-based photographer Arjun Menon decided to make the best of the COVID-19 lockdown and combine his passion of comic book characters with photography. Some of his past projects included the Terminator, Predator, Joker, Batman, Killer Croc, Bane, Wolverine, and lots more. His goal was to simply turn simple items like cheese graters, ice cube trays, and even air filters, into cinematic scenes. What was really challenging is getting those items to match the scale of the action figures. Read more to see how he turned household items, light painting and an action figure into the Batman: The Animated Series intro.
Photo credit: Alireza Zamani | University of Turku via DailyMail
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.
Photo credit: TheBatRobert
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.
Photo credit: Serkan Budur via Yanko Design
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.