Comic-Con 2012: Batmobile Image Gallery

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There is no other car in the world that is more recognizable than Batman’s Batmobile. The dark knights trusted steed is point of cultural fixation, reflecting the time and tastes of each era in which it appears. Last year we showcased an infographic of the Batmobile’s evolution over the years, but the Bat-cars that have appeared on the comic book page and in cartoons aren’t quite as enjoyable as seeing a real-live, engine-revving version of a Batmobile brought to life by some of the industry’s most inventive minds.

In honor of The Dark Knight Rises - which will feature both new versions of the “Tumbler” Batmobiles featured in Chris Nolan’s films, as well as a new flying vehicle, The Bat – Warner Bros. has brought all six live-action versions of the Batmobile to Comic-Con 2012, putting them on display as a set for the first time ever.

Check out some of the Batmobile images in our gallery below:

The Batmobiles featured in the pictures include:

  1. The 1960s version from the Batman TV Show Starring Adam West.
  2. The Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie.
  3. The version featured in Joel Schumacher’s 1995 Batman Forever movie.
  4. The version featured in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 franchise-killing sequel, Batman & Robin.
  5. The “Tumbler” version featured in Chris Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins and the 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight.
  6. The Camouflaged Tumbler the villain Bane will use in The Dark Knight Rises.

Speaking personally: seeing the Batmobiles in all their shining reality gives one the thrill of being a little kid again; fantasizing about hopping behind the wheel of the Batmobile of your childhood era (and a few others) and speeding off into the night to battle crime. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

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Be Sure to check back to Screen Rant’s Comic-Con Coverage Page for the latest news about the convention – and all the other juicy photos that will find their way into our Comic-Con 2012 Photos Gallery.

The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con takes place between July 11 – 15th, in San Diego, California.


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  1. jesus christ, when i come to this site i find mostly ordinary trivia that doesn`t raise my expectations or develop wonders about whether or not a film is going to be a succesful experience.

  2. I wish I could be there!!!

  3. What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis

  4. Eventhough Joel Schumucker’s Batfilms reeked ( Ok…I liked BATMAN FOREVER…only because of Jim Carrey’s over the top performance as the Riddler) I still love his Batmobiles. The one from Batman & Robin is my favorite. Tim Burton’s is second…eventhough it looks like something Dracula would drive. lol.

    • The 1989 Batmobile is on a Chevy Impala platform… I forget what year late 60′s or early 70′s model…

  5. Schumacher’s versions are absurd. But I can’t stop staring at them…

    • @Reavus… Schumacher’s versions may be absurd, but the entire concept, like most superheros are absurd as well. And that’s why we love them. It’s fantasty. Seriously, If i was a billionare, i would’ve gotten over my parents murder long ago, and live the playboy life with all the hot ladies. Seriously.

    • The TV show may have been a bit camp but at least they had a pretty good car, Schumacher’s cars are just way too camp, impractical, gaudy, and total eyesores.

      The only impossible thing about Burton’s car was the hydraulic lift device from Batman Returns. Considering the lack of space inside and under the car don’t see how that could really work.

      • Some people say the same thing about the corvette.

  6. I was able to see the tumbler and the bat-pod from Nolans films at the tumbler tour. Being able to see all of the batmobiles in one place is awesome. Comic con never fails to bring something that fans will always remember. :)

    • The same thing could be said about the corvette.

    • Sounds like a corvette corvette.

    • Sounds like a corvette.

  7. The Batmobile from the first Batman movie will always be my favorite. Look at that! So sleek, so perfect.

  8. Nice! So far the image gallery consists of nothing but girls, cars and a sprinkling of Middle-Earth. :D