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Batman: The Movie - 1966

Batman: Adam West

Director: Leslie H Martinson

Designed by: George Barris

Bat fact: Gadgets included a nose-mounted cable cutter, remote Batcomputer and a detect-a-scope

This batmobile is the top pick of Battle Royale With Cheeser and Blazing Minds

 

Batman / Batman Returns - 1989-1992

Batman: Michael Keaton

Director: Tim Burton

Designed by: Anton Furst

Bat fact: Burton's Batmobile could reach 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

This batmobile is the top pick of HeyUGuys.

 

Mask of the Phantasm - 1993

Batman: Kevin Conroy

Director: Eric Radomski & Bruce Timm

Designed by: Shayne Poindexter

Bat fact: Inspired by the design of a car Bruce saw at the Gotham World's Fair. Batman has gone through a few versions of this, since it's been destroyed by both The Penguin and Bane.

 

Batman Forever - 1995

Batman: Val Kilmer

Director: Joel Shumacher

Designed by: Barbara Ling

Bat fact: It can drive up sheer vertical walls.

 

Batman & Robin - 1997

Batman: George Clooney

Director: Joel Shumacher

Designed by: Barbara Ling

Bat fact: At 30ft, this was the longest on-screen Batmobile ever made.

 

The Dark Knight Trilogy - 2005-2012

Batman:Christian Bale

Director: Christopher Nolan

Designed by: Christopher Nolan & Nathan Crowley

Bat fact:Also known as "The Tumbler", this Batmobile had a built-in motorbike called the Badpod.

This batmobile is the top pick of Back to the Movies and Filmoria

 

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice - 2016

Batman:  Ben Affleck

Director:Zack Snyder

Designed by: Patrick Tatapoulos

Bat fact: This is the first Batmobile to be able to raise and lower itself while manoeuvring. Also briefly seen in Suicide Squad.

 

The Killing Joke - 2016

Batman: Kevin Conroy

Director: Sam Liu

Designed by: Bruce Timm

Bat fact:Rather than recreate Brian Bollard's rendition from The Killing Joke graphic novel, this Batmobile is inspired by The Animated Series.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie - 2017

Batman: Will Arnett

Director: Chris McKay

Designed by: Grant Finkleton

Bat fact: Chevrolet created a life-size version of this Batmobile, using 34,000 LEGO bricks to do so.

 

Justice League - 2017

Batman:  Ben Affleck

Director: Zack Snyder

Designed by: Patrick Tatapoulos

Bat fact: An upgraded version of the Batmobile we see in Batman V Superman, including missile launchers, cannons and machine guns.

 

Sources: 1966batmobile.com | batmobilehistory.com | chickslovethecar.com | batman.wikia.com | dcau.wikia.com | collider.com | cinemablend.com | cbr.com | autoweek.com

 

Contributors: bttm.co.uk | blazingminds.co.uk | heyuguys.co.uk | battleroyalewithcheese.com | filmoria.co.uk

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