15 June 2007

The Jokermobile Popped a Wheel and The Batsuit Still isn't Graaaaaaaaay

Hey, looks like the Bat machine is in full effect. Got a couple of great images here from The Dark Knight. First up, the Jokermobile. I don't know why he has a purple car, it doesn;t seem to fit with his Insane Clown Posse look, but still, I like it.


Of course, the even bigger news (Thanks Tom Saville) is the new and improved Batsuit. I think it looks great, and its got some nice upgrades as well. I am glad the bright yellow oval is still AWOL.

Entertainment Weekly got the scoop and describes the suit as:

ABOUT THE COSTUME

HEAD GAMES Ever wonder why movie Batmans rarely turn their horned heads? It's because the cowls of past suits were firmly attached to the neck and shoulders of the costume — necessary to maintain that iconic silhouette and to prevent the actor from moving around inside the mask. The new headpiece — modeled after a motorcycle helmet — is separate from the neck, so star Christian Bale can now swivel his noggin side to side, or nod up and down. ''It was the hardest part of the suit to make,'' says Hemming.

CAPE FEAR Don't bother asking. ''It's top secret,'' says Hemming. Meaning...? ''Let's just say things happen to the cloak.'' Our guess: It's also a picnic blanket!

BLADES OF GLORY The razors on Batman's forearms are actually part of the suit. (His gloves tuck into the sleeves of the suit.) They're retractable, and yep, they're weapons. ''They shoot at people!'' says Hemming with a Jokersesque laugh.

RAW MATERIAL The new suit is made of 200 individual pieces of rubber, fiberglass, and nylon and metallic mesh. Bruce Wayne's work duds now have a stylish texture, suggesting they're made with sophisticated new technology. ''I thought it would make it more interesting to look at and wonder about,'' says Hemming, adding that the stretchy rubber lines also help bind the costume to Bale's body.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, that just looks too awesome.

tomsaville said...

FINALLY, he can move his neck! Thank you so much, Chris Nolan!!!