A new documentary is setting out to discern exactly where Batman gets his wonderful toys – more specifically, the Batmobile. The film will feature interviews with notable Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors like Christian Bale and even Adam West. From the looks of things, the documentary delves into every aspect of the Batmobile's evolution, from the early comics to the animated series and everything in between. With plenty of in-movie footage and words from stunt drivers and creators like George Barris, this looks to be the final word on epic transportation in Gotham City.

Visitors to this year's Comic-Con were treated to a special preview of the film, though the rest of us will have to wait until the holiday season to get a hold of either the digital download or a Blu-ray copy. In the meantime, you can check out a pretty nifty trailer for the Batmobile documentary below.



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      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Tumbler is by far the most capable vehicle. Even the real life props could do amazing things. Aesthetically, I like the Keaton-car most, followed by the West-car. The Kilmer car is stupid looking, and the Clooney car is ridiculous. I do like the car from the Animated Series a lot.
      cficare
      • 2 Years Ago
      The animated series car trumps all!
        Larry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cficare
        The animated series car is just a cartoon version of the Burton Batmobile.
          MotionDesigner
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Larry
          Not quite. There are noticeable differences. Most notably the magical ability to bend itself around corners. But all kidding aside, I love the original Animated Series from the early 90's. It was very dark for an after-school kid show, which is why I loved it so much.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok so now the real question: Batmobile....or Mach 5 Speed Racer car. Oh...yeah....things just got serious on autoblog batman post.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        What a boring, miserable person you are.
        sundude
        • 2 Years Ago
        Awww, are you having a bad day, Thor...? Lost your inner child, perhaps...? Daddy never said he loved you...? Learn to have fun.
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thor - Crawl back into the bed that you never got tucked into and cry yourself asleep.
      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take the michael keaton edition
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've seen all the movies (and shows) and the Tumbler is definitely the best IMO. It's the most realistic and functional, while the other ones are more just for show with arbitrary details that serve no purpose other than to look "bat-like". Ironically, the Tumbler which is supposed to be the "functional" one as opposed to the "fancy" one, even looks the best aesthetically, with it's solid and muscular proportions. Also, I was a background extra when they shot in NYC for a big fight scene. I saw all the camo'd Tumblers up close and personal and I can tell you just about every detail such as the knobs, hinges, and joints are all functional and serve a purpose.
        Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        That sounds like such a cool experience. Would have loved to do that. A camo'd out tumbler sounds like one of the baddest vehicles on the planet. Only thing cooler would be the flat black type that Bale uses as Batman. When I first heard they were actual working vehicles I couldn't believe it. Wonder what they are like to drive. Anyway, really cool story. Sounds like something you won't ever forget.
          MotionDesigner
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Zeus
          They did a scene where one of the camo'd Tumblers had to floor it around a corner and basically just go WOT on exit. I can tell you from seeing it perform in that scene that it handles surprisingly well and has some serious power. Those things are no joke!
        Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        With you on that. The tumbler is without question the coolest, but they all have a certain quality to them that I find interesting. Do you have any photos of the car? I would love to see some detail shots coming from an automotive background. How did you get the opportunity to be an extra?
        Burabus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        No one's going to remember the Tumbler in 10 years. People will remember with Burtonmobile.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I always liked the Batmobile from the animated series.
      AlBongo
      • 2 Years Ago
      My two favorites ones: the Tim Burton 1989 and the the Christopher Nolan 2005. They are both bad-ass cars!
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AlBongo
        I meant to upvote you, but downvoted instead. Sorry. Speaking of down-votes, is this thor.peterson down-voting everyone just to be the troll that he is?
      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      My first word was Batman. I'm not even making that up. That is the only thing that brought me to this post.
      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the TV series car, but that is heavily nostalgia influenced, as I had the big die cast metal toy version as a kid, complete with pop out tire slasher and rocket launcher that shot tiny plastic projectiles that would never be allowed today.
        sundude
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PeterScott
        I had that one too. It came with a trailer and a Batboat, and two small (seated) Batman and Robin figures. I still have the Batmobile and the Batboat, but not sure about the others. Oh, and the missiles are loooooong gone too.
          PeterScott
          • 2 Years Ago
          @sundude
          I wish I still had mine. I also lost the missiles early on, but discovered that 1cm pieces of dry spaghetti worked well.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      So looking forward to this. Next to the BTTF Delorean it's one of my favorite movie cars.
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