For anyone who's been following every square inch of The Dark Knight Rises production (raises hand), then you're already aware of Batman's new ride in the film. It's called The Bat, and it flies. How it comes to be and what Batman uses it for, we won't know until we see the film, but it's safe to say just seeing it pop up for a second in a trailer gives us Bat-bumps. Today, some new images of the flying vehicle have popped up online, courtesy of Superhero Hype, who came across these pics from a new book called The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents from the Batcave.
The book sounds pretty cool, and it looks to cover all three films. Here's a description:
"In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies.
Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology.
Featuring removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman’s cowl, and every detail of
his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, The Dark Knight Manual reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham’s greatest protector."
That middle image tells you all you need to know about Batman's new ride, and if you've watched the trailers closely enough then you're already aware of the other person who joins Batman in that two-person cockpit. And we're pretty sure we know who he'll be shooting those missiles at too.
The fun begins (and the adventure ends) on July 20th ...
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