The New Batmobile Could Be A Cadillac
One of the fun things that happens when a new Batman franchise is introduced on the big or small screen, is that we get to speculate what The Batmobile will look like. There have been numerous variations of the car over the years, from the classic 1966 George Barris model all the way to Christopher Nolan’s military Tumbler.
The new Batmobile for Ben Affleck’s Batman may get a little Detroit muscle injected into it. According to Batman-On-Film and their source, Dr. Detroit, GM is currently working on the designs for the car. The same GM company that worked with Michael Bay to help come up with the new Camaro in Transformers. Rumblings are that the new Batmobile could be a Cadillac. Check out Dr. Detorit’s full report below:
“The Batmobile is currently being designed and built by General Motors at the GM Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood. This is the same team who most recently designed and built the vehicles for TRANSFORMERS 4 with Michael Bay – who was very hands-on and involved in the design/building process for the new Bumblebee Camaro. Anyway, back to the new Batmobile…
It will definitely NOT have a military look like The Tumbler from [Chris] Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Trilogy.’
As of about four weeks ago, it was still “pictures on the wall” – meaning nothing had actually been built yet.
An “old Cadillac” will feature prominently in the film. When I remarked to my source that the Cadillac Sixteen concept car from a few years back looked a lot like a Batmobile, he stayed mum.
Now this is pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if this “old Cadillac” be the new Batmobile? Perhaps one is being retrofitted to be Batman’s ride in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN? There are some interesting “old Cadillac” concept cars, including cars from the ’40’s, ’50’s, and ’70s (I’ve attached pictures of some) that somewhat resemble various previous iterations of the Batmobile from comic books, television, and film. In recent years, there have also been several Cadillac concept cars (like the Aera and Thorium Fuel concepts) that fit the bill of a high-tech, supercar-style Batmobile (with some Bat-themed modifications, of course). After all, basing a Batmobile on an old concept car has precedent as the ‘1966 Batmobile’ from the 60s BATMAN TV series was based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura.”
Take this all with a grain of salt for the time being until we get an actual confirmation. However, BOF has a pretty good track record and if they trust this source, then I am willing to buy into it. For the latest on all things Superman/Batman, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Batman-On-Film