This Is Our Best Look At The New Batmobile

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Bruce Wayne has clearly developed a penchant for retro American muscle cars.

Last month, the first full-length trailer finally dropped for The Batman, giving us a first look at Matt Reeves' grittier take on the Caped Crusader. The film stars Robert Pattinson, who plays a younger, broodier Bruce Wayne hunting down a serial killer known as The Riddler. Of course, we're more interested in what the Dark Knight will be driving. The iconic Batmobile will return, but not as you know it. Compared to the tank-like Tumbler in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, this new take on the Batmobile looks like an old-school American muscle car with some crime-fighting modifications.

We saw it in action in the trailer in a few darkly-lit scenes, and now the Batmobile has been spotted outside the Warner Bros hotel in Abu Dhabi hotel, offering our best look yet at Bruce Wayne's new ride.

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Photos shared on social media show the new Batmobile from a variety of angles, showing off its wide fenders, imposing bumper battering ram, and vented hood that glows red. We can also see the Batmobile's side exhausts and side steps that weren't visible in the trailer.

Sadly, there are no photos of the rear, which is a shame because we were hoping to get a clearer look at the exposed rear-mounted engine. Trailers have also shown the new Batmobile will have a jet propulsion system shooting flames in homage to the Batmobiles that came before, most memorably the one Michael Keaton drove in Tim Burton's 1989 take.

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The front appears to be inspired by a 1960s Chevrolet Camaro, while the rest of the design appears to incorporate elements from the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger. Clearly, Robert Pattinson's version of Batman has a penchant for retro American muscle cars. From the footage we've seen so far, the Batmobile will see plenty of action in the film. The trailer showed it jumping through fire and ramming Penguin's car in a tense chase scene, causing it to flip over.

We suspect the design will divide opinions, but we think the new Batmobile looks badass. We can't wait to see it in action on the big screen when The Batman opens in theaters on March 4, 2022.

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