‘Batmobile’: Zack Snyder tweets official photo of ‘Dawn of Justice’ vehicle

Sept. 11, 2014 | 1:20 p.m.
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"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder tweeted out this first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.)

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Henry Cavill will be reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Superman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)

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Ben Affleck will portray the Dark Knight in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)

Zack Snyder has officially unveiled the new Batmobile that will be featured in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” his 2016 sequel to “Man of Steel.”

Snyder released the image via Twitter late Wednesday in response to leaked photos of the vehicle that were making the rounds online.

Warner Bros. will now open “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 3-D on March 25, 2016. The film previously had been set to open May 6, 2016, opposite Marvel’s third “Captain America” film.

The studio also recently revealed that it plans to release two DC Comics-based films annually starting in 2016: They will be released on Aug. 5, 2016; June 23, 2017; Nov. 17, 2017; March 23, 2018; July 27, 2018; April 5, 2019; June 14, 2019; April 3, 2020, and June 19, 2020.

The release date schedule also includes two untitled Warner Bros. “event” films — opening Nov. 16, 2018, and Nov. 20, 2020.

PHOTOS: The roles that led Ben Affleck to Batman

“Batman v. Superman” was the talk of San Diego’s Comic-Con International in July, where a teaser for the film was screened and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot appeared in person at a Warner Bros. panel presentation. It was a significant moment for the project, which had generated some controversy early on thanks in part to casting choices.

First, comics stalwarts expressed surprise and skepticism in August with the revelation that Affleck would inherit the cape and cowl from actor Christian Bale, taking on the role of Batman opposite Cavill’s Superman in the much-anticipated superhero sequel, the follow-up to Snyder’s 2013 blockbuster that grossed more than $668 million at the worldwide box office.

Then came the announcement that Israeli actress Gadot, best known for her work in the “Fast & Furious” films, would play Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the movie, and the uproar started anew. More chatter was sparked by the announcement that boyish “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg, 30, had claimed the part of Superman’s traditionally burly, bald and middle-aged arch nemesis Lex Luthor.

In an interview with Hero Complex in March, Snyder assured worried fans, “We know the material … we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint.”

Since then, the tide has begun to turn as early photos from the film — particularly Affleck in costume — seemed to win approval from most corners of the fan community.

Are you looking forward to “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”? What do you think of the new Batmobile?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

— Gina McIntyre and Chris Lee | @LATHeroComplex

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10 Responses to ‘Batmobile’: Zack Snyder tweets official photo of ‘Dawn of Justice’ vehicle

  1. That's not Wonder Woman, it's just another beautiful woman in a skimpy, primitive getup made to make her look SEXY and be the fantasy for the men of this film. Bad film – it started with Ben and has only gotten worse. I'm not even sort of interesting in seeing it and I probably won't unless someone drags me to it. Since when is the Batmobile a tank? It IS a tank – but it doesn't look like one. It looks like a SLEEK, menacing BAT – duh!

    • John says:

      Sad that you and so many Chicken Littles out there have condemned this movie, what, nearly two years before a single second of it has screened. Wonder Woman, like Batman, is not only a fictional character, but a comic book one. Your idea (and mine) of what any of these characters are or aren't is just that — YOUR idea. You have yours, I have mine, and the actual creators of these two characters have theirs. I remember when comic book nerds were actually good people; now, from what I can tell, you're mostly all just angry, frustrated a-holes who think you're opinions are the be all and end all.

    • dark knight fan says:

      Yeah sure…….why not……..& you seem to have a lot of insight & breakthrough ideas to share about the film which is uniting two if greatest legends of all time on the silver screen for the first time. I would like to suggest Zack Snyder to take classes from you……………..

    • adsasddadasda says:

      tumbler was pretty much a tank. BLIND BLIND BLIND!

  2. Georgey boy says:

    Yet; I bet you go and see it!! every image they’ve released has been gorgeous. you’re being narrow minded when it comes to the casting, i guarantee at least one of these actors will put in an incredible performance. I dont care what people say, man of steel was the best superman film. And the batmobile ….. this is the 21st century, it has to be an agressive looking vehicle not a sports car, they are not recreating the adam west batmobile for crying out loud! If ur not interested in this film why are you reading articles about it!?

  3. This Batmobile looks ready for a war on crime. If you don't think it fits with Batman's mission then you just don't know squat about Batman.

  4. jjay says:

    That pic of Wonder Woman would look infinitely better with actress/stuntwoman Franchesca Miles who in real life embodies Wonder woman. Gadot still remains a foot that doesn't fit the shoe.

  5. @DetectiveVision says:

    @ dark knight fan: I totally agree with you, & I think the intended ONE never really understood the sarcasm implied by you in you comment, simply because the ONE doesn't have the slightest idea about who THE BATMAN really is?

    @ZackSnyder:That BatMoblie SIR is the Greatest On Screen version of the Grand Chariot of the Knight that even scares the hell out the creatures of the Night…………………..
    love your work

  6. @bmoriyam says:

    Let us not forget that the Tim Burton Batplane and the Christopher Nolan Batmobile both had missile launchers. Burton's Batman also stuffed a bomb into some henchman's pants (the henchman's bomb, not Batman's) and let it explode. As for Wonder Woman — it doesn't take bulk to be powerful (especially if you are either Kryptonian or an Amazon)

  7. Kalila Gauthier says:

    Thanks

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