Wednesday, March 04, 2020

"The Batman" - Leaked Set Images

Sneak Peek new leaked images of the 'Batmobile' from the set of writer/director Matt Reeves' "The Batman" standalone feature, reportedly a 'noir' take of DC Comics' "Batman: The Long Halloween", targeting a June 25, 2021 release:

Cast of the new film also includes Jeffrey Wright, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Jayme Lawson, John Turturro and Peter Sarsgaard.

"It's very much a point of view-driven, 'noir Batman' tale," said Reeves. "It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. 

"It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. 

"The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective...

"...and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.

"I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime. 

"It's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."

"Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and share the same passion that I do for this story."

"Warners believes they don't have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it's going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters..."

The custom rigged 'Batmobile' car debuted in DC's "Detective Comics" #27 (May, 1939), followed by the cover of "Batman" #20.

The original live-action 'Batmobile', designed in the 1960's by car customizer George Barris recently sold for $4.2 million (plus $400,000 in fees) at an auction in Arizona.

The V-8 engine vehicle, used in the 1966 "Batman' TV series starring actors Adam West and Burt Ward is a built-up 1955 'Lincoln Futura'.

"When I created it (The Batmobile) I wanted to make it a star like Adam West and Burt Ward," said Barris, who produced the car in 15 days on a $15,000 budget. "It was not just a car."

Barris also designed 'The Black Beauty' Chrysler Imperial for the TV series "The Green Hornet", airing at the time as a companion series to "Batman".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Batman" ...