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YouTube graces us with 32 seconds of B-roll footage of the new Batmobile from the Batman vs. Superman movie.


Detroiters have been spotting the newest Batmobile from the upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for a few weeks now. The leaks were steady enough that director Zack Snyder even tweeted out a glossy (yet cropped) image of how the vehicle will actually appear in the movie.


Filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway in Detroit, with discreetly snapped pictures of stars Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) becoming increasingly common fixtures on the social media of Detroiters. Rather than get another snap of Affleck walking into the gym or restaurant, though, one Instagrammer has captured what are believed to be the first images of the Dark Knight's new ride.


Citizens of Europe, your roads are at the same time a little bit safer and a little bit more dangerous. That's because the Tumbler, a replica of Batman's crime-fighting ride in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, won't be taking part in the nonsense that is the Gumball 3000.


Update: After this post went live, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a glimpse of the front view of the coming Batmobile with Ben Affleck as Batman alongside. We've added the tweet below. Hat tip to BipDBo.


If anyone had the famous chin to play Batman, it would certainly be Jay Leno, but no, the car-loving comedian hasn't bumped Ben Affleck from his upcoming role as the Caped Crusader. Instead, Warner Bros. swung by for the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage to show off the modern interpretation of the Batmobile – known as the Tumbler.


The 2013 Gumball 3000 rally – this year is the 15th anniversary of the supercar cavalcade – will begin on March 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the 120 go-faster-mobiles at the starting line will be two rides that just might pierce the ennui of the loaded leisure class: a replica of Batman's Tumbler and a one-off supercar.


Fans are flocking to the Pittsburgh set of the newest installment in the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. If we lived nearby, we'd be there all the time as well – the action consists of a fleet of Tumblers, a handful of fight scenes, the Batpod and random glimpses of Ms. Anne Hathaway. When Hathaway isn't catching the affection of the camera lens, however, it is her stunt double that gets to clamp down on the Batpod throttle.


If you're like us, you must be thinking that the next Batman film The Dark Night Rises can't get here soon enough. Problem is, production work hasn't even finished yet. The crew was recently spotted in Pittsburgh filming scenes for the upcoming flick, and few lucky folks managed to capture footage of a trio of Tumbler urban assault vehicles rolling through town.


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UPDATE: This picture was actually shot when Batman Begins was released -- in 2005. So don't expect to see the Stig doing his thing in the Tumbler anytime soon. Check out the

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