Batman is a superhero known primarily for his cool gadgets, and over the years his cars have deservingly received a lot of attention. On the big (and small) screen, the Batmobile has evolved with each new director of movies and television shows, and this trend will continue with the next Batman movie (in which the Dark Knight will be portrayed by Ben Affleck) expected in 2015.

According to enthusiast site Batman on Film, the next Batmobile is currently being designed by General Motors, and that an "old Cadillac" will be prominently featured in the movie. Batman's new car is being designed by the same GM team responsible for the vehicles in the upcoming Transformers 4 – including the all-new Bumblebee – and it will ditch the military-like design as seen on Batman's most recent car, the Tumbler (shown above). It's unclear if the Cadillac will actually be the Batmobile or just act as Bruce Wayne's lavish daily driver.


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      Bobby Robinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why are they tampering with a formula that has worked, and brought the Batman franchise back to life the previous film almost destroyed? I like the utilitarian look of "the Tumbler: Batmobile. Oh dear God, no more of this please... http://kesseljunkie.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/forever.jpg
      bsmithbob15
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cadillac Cien?
      Moosetang
      • 1 Year Ago
      This news has me worried, the Transformers designs have ranged from slightly silly to downright dumb, the Batmobile is supposed to be THE cool superhero car.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Tumbler was one of the coolest purpose built movie cars I have ever seen. There is a great Making Of video included in the original Batman Begins DVD that shows how they custom built that thing, including the innovative steering controls connected to the inside of the front wheels. What was great with that first movie, and the Tumbler, was that the director Christopher Nolan hated CGI so they did as many stunts as possible in real time. So they had the Tumbler doing a ton of stuff - including the epic leap into the bat cave. So you would watch that thing and believe it could smash through walls and drive on roof tops. Let's hope GM doesn't cheese up the design like Joel Schumacher did when he took over directing the older Batman movies. Then again, GM could take the CTS-V coupe and pull press and fold it and they could probably have a pretty hot Batmobile.
        razorpit
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        I wasn't sold on the Tumbler until I learned how much effort was put in to the design and to ensure it was functional. It gained my complete respect after that.
        Lucid Renegade
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        There's a Jay Leno's Garage episode where he drives the Tumbler around town. Pretty cool.
        methos1999
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        It's really not up to GM, the director will determine the style he wants for the movie, the question is, what will that be?
      Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Cien or the Sixteen concept cars? Or their old LMP1 le mans car?!
        Termin8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Willy
        Actually, I was thinking the Sixteen also. Technically, I guess you could call it an "old Cadillac".
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      Adrian Hosein
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh no, another GM crapfest, can't GM just leave all the good movies alone?? especially Transformers, bumble bee was originally a volkswagen beetle, using GM cars completely spoils it for people ' in the know ' and also ruins the originaly characters for people now getting into it, bravo GM, bravo for pissing on everyone.
        David MacGillis
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Adrian Hosein
        Pissing on people sounds funny coming from a guy named Hosein.
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        flychinook
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Adrian Hosein
        The larger problem is that you KNOW GM won't stop at just the Batmobile. Every car in the movie will be a GM product, just like in Transformers. Product placement so overt that it becomes distracting.
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      Greyhairedpete
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since Ben Aflac will be the next Batman, the fail will continue, when the next Batmobile will be played by a Cimarron.
        Lucid Renegade
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Greyhairedpete
        Dunno. I wasn't keen on Heath Ledger as the Joker, but he did an amazing job. They really need Mat Damon as Robin. LOL
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ben Affleck and GM? No Christopher Nolan. This is going to be like Batman Forever all over again.
      riserburn99andre
      • 1 Year Ago
      You know it's funny all the naysayers there are here. Every time GM does something the bridges get clear of trolls. You know in the 80s and 90s batman drove a Corvette? No one..... waiting..... I would think a less conspicuous car that blends in would be more appropriate for a VIGILANTE but hey what do I know? I bet everyone here would swoon if it was a damn mustang though and say how good the movie will be because of it. Stupid fanboy haters
      El Angel
      • 1 Year Ago
      This explains the new Escalade.
      Joanne Dochev
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM wouldn't know cool if it hit them across the head, thus this will fail.
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