The full designs of the Flying Fox and Nightcrawler Justice League vehicles have been revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The two vehicles were shown briefly in the first two Justice League trailers, with the Nightcrawler receiving the most screentime in those theatrical previews. A four-legged tank walker, the Nightcrawler is one of the two major, known inventions made by Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne in the film, as a vehicle capable of maneuvering its way across and through multiple different kinds of terrain. Most notably, the full-length Justice League trailer teased just how well the Nightcrawler is able to make its way through a complex underground tunnel, where Bruce and his other Justice League cohorts wind up fighting dozens and dozens of Parademons. Meanwhile, the Flying Fox is a large aircraft carrier of sorts, which Bruce designs as a way to transport all of the Justice League members from place-to-place, on their mission to try and stop Darkseid and Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) from assembling all of the legendary Mother Boxes. However, while the functions of both the Flying Fox and the Nightcrawler are well-known at this point, fans haven't gotten to really see either of the machines in all of their glory - until now, anyway, thanks to HolyBatCast sharing images from the convention floor at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, revealing the Flying Fox and Nightcrawler toys that will be released in conjunction with Justice League this year. Predictably, the images offer the best looks at both of the vehicles yet. You can check the photos out for yourself, below:
— Holy BatCast (@HolyBatCast) July 20, 2017
Understandably, it looks as though both the Flying Fox and the Nightcrawler will play key roles in several of Justice League's biggest action sequences, with the Nightcrawler even having its own set of tactical weapons and guns, capable of tearing through any Parademons that try and attack it. And in their own way, the two vehicles are nice representations of what has helped make Affleck's Bruce Wayne/Batman stand out from some of the previous live-action iterations of the character.
While Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, and several of the other Batman actors have focused on different aspects of the comic book character, Affleck's interpretation focuses more heavily on the detective and inventor side of the character than perhaps any of the other live-action predecessors have. In fact, that's been one of the reasons that fans have received Affleck's take on the character so well, and it'll be interesting then, to see what other iconic comic book vehicles and machinery fans may get to see Bruce Wayne invent or design in the future DCEU movies - or even how the Flying Fox and Nightcrawler designs evolve throughout Justice League.
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020