But he won't see it in action until 2022.
2021 is going to be a great year for fans of automotive action cinema, as the release dates for James Bond's 'No Time to Die' and 'Fast & Furious 9' were recently delayed until next year due to the global pandemic closing down theaters. Consequently, Hollywood's 2021 release calendar is getting increasingly crowded.
One of next year's most anticipated movies was 'The Batman', which will offer a darker take on the Caped Crusader, but the release has slipped until 2022. After we were treated to a sneak peek at the brand new Batmobile in the film's recent teaser trailer, we were left wondering what Bruce Wayne will use as his daily driver when he isn't donning the iconic Batsuit. And now we have the answer.
Video footage and photos posted on social media taken from filming show Bruce Wayne played by Robert Pattinson sat behind the wheel of a classic 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. Filming took place in Liverpool, England. Naturally, the classic American sports car is finished in black and looks suitably sinister. It also has a split window design, which Corvette aficionados will know is one of the rarest and most desirable second-generation Corvettes since this design was only used for the 1963 model year.
Although Wayne is sat behind the wheel, we don't get to see him actually drive the Corvette, sadly. In 'Justice League,' Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne used a Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept car as his daily driver.
We'll have to wait and see what role the 1963 Corvette plays in the film, but we suspect it will have far less screen time than the new Batmobile. In contrast to the military-inspired Tumbler, the new Batmobile's design is heavily inspired by classic American muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger. It's also jet-powered, so it should be able to keep up with criminals in Gotham City. We can't wait to see it in action, but unfortunately, it's going to be a very long wait.
Directed by Matt Reeves, 'The Batman' was originally supposed to hit theaters next summer, but will now be released on March 4, 2022.