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The Dark Knight Rises vehicle name spoiler courtesy of Hot Wheels

01.19.2012

Well, it's not that big of a spoiler, so no need to avert your eyes.

Hot Wheels recently filed some material with the FCC, revealing some not-so-exciting schematics. However, they did reveal one interesting bit of info...the name of Bruce Wayne's new private jet from the upcoming THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

It's called...wait for it...The Bat.

Yes, just The Bat. Drop the "wing" and there you have it.

Check out the schematic that revealed the name below. Nothing too sexy, but it does give us the name, which is kinda cool.

 

 

At first I felt The Bat Wing was a little too much like a flying Tumbler, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. I have no doubt that Christopher Nolan has big plans for it onscreen and am pretty sure it will rock the house.

Check out the trailer again (as if you need an excuse) to take another gander at The Bat Wing in action and prep yourself when time stops on July 20th, 2012 and we all kick back to watch Gotham burn as THE DARK KNIGHT RISES...uh, rises.

 

Extra Tidbit: From the front it kinda looks like the landing craft from Aliens. Anyone else see a bit of a James Cameron influence there?

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2:50PM on 01/19/2012

From above

This looks more like The Turtle.
This looks more like The Turtle.
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11:24AM on 01/20/2012
damn, you beat me to it!
damn, you beat me to it!
2:52PM on 01/19/2012
Love the name. Simple and non-cheesy.

For design, it looks like a cross between yeah the Aliens dropship, a 'Hunter Killer' from Terminator, and The Tumbler from the other Nolan Batfilms.
Love the name. Simple and non-cheesy.

For design, it looks like a cross between yeah the Aliens dropship, a 'Hunter Killer' from Terminator, and The Tumbler from the other Nolan Batfilms.
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3:07PM on 01/19/2012

WTF?

That is so retarded. Isn't Batman already known as "The Bat"? It's like, "Oh look, here comes "The Bat" in "The Bat"". I mean seriously now....
That is so retarded. Isn't Batman already known as "The Bat"? It's like, "Oh look, here comes "The Bat" in "The Bat"". I mean seriously now....
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3:39PM on 01/19/2012

DOES IT COME ...

... with built-in Bane voice translator?
... with built-in Bane voice translator?
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3:46PM on 01/19/2012
Oh another Bane voice joke... so clever... HA HA ha.
Oh another Bane voice joke... so clever... HA HA ha.
4:11PM on 01/19/2012

RIP Sarah Burke

I like the design: it's tough and no-nonsense, like the Tumbler or the Bat Pod.

BTW, my title has nothing to do with TDKR; just something that needed to be said.
I like the design: it's tough and no-nonsense, like the Tumbler or the Bat Pod.

BTW, my title has nothing to do with TDKR; just something that needed to be said.
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4:24PM on 01/19/2012
Very Sad and tragic
Very Sad and tragic
4:25PM on 01/19/2012
Nice view in the daylight. The trailer seems to get better every time I watch it.
Nice view in the daylight. The trailer seems to get better every time I watch it.
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5:10PM on 01/19/2012
So it's like a hovercraft more than a plane?

It definitely has that Cameron style form the OG terminator flicks.

How does he get something like that built and the people responsible not know it's for Batman?

I always wondered that. I know in Batman Begins they go through the details of how to assemble the suit without someone noticing, but it gets tricky with big hardware like that. (Note: I can suspend my disbelief, but I still like questioning this for fun).
So it's like a hovercraft more than a plane?

It definitely has that Cameron style form the OG terminator flicks.

How does he get something like that built and the people responsible not know it's for Batman?

I always wondered that. I know in Batman Begins they go through the details of how to assemble the suit without someone noticing, but it gets tricky with big hardware like that. (Note: I can suspend my disbelief, but I still like questioning this for fun).
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6:49PM on 01/19/2012
There's definitely some questionable shit when it comes to comic book heroes. Especially when they're rich and trying to maintain a secret identity. In reality, I don't think Batman would be able to pull it off and even in the current comics, Bruce Wayne has made it public that he is financially supporting Batman, which is a two-fold process: 1) Help to deflect from identity associations and 2) Form his super secret world squad of Batmen.

It's all good stuff, in my opinion. I've been
There's definitely some questionable shit when it comes to comic book heroes. Especially when they're rich and trying to maintain a secret identity. In reality, I don't think Batman would be able to pull it off and even in the current comics, Bruce Wayne has made it public that he is financially supporting Batman, which is a two-fold process: 1) Help to deflect from identity associations and 2) Form his super secret world squad of Batmen.

It's all good stuff, in my opinion. I've been reading Batman for the last 15 years and the current run is pretty awesome and I like that they bring up the questions and concerns with maintaining a secret identity as you've brought up here. It's a complex mess.

Being a superhero is bad ass on paper, but in real life would be unmanageable I think. Look at that poor sap in Las Vegas.

I think questioning the validity and believability of superhero stories is part of the allure, so I think you're right on in bringing it up.
7:22PM on 01/19/2012
It's okay. It would be nice if it was a bit more bat-esque, even if vaguely.
It's okay. It would be nice if it was a bit more bat-esque, even if vaguely.
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8:41PM on 01/19/2012

Slightly off-topic...

But they never explain where the bat-pod came from. In Batman Begins we learn the tumbler was created to build bridges for the military. But then in the next film there's a secret motorcycle in there. I know I'm over thinking it, but just something that stood out to me.
But they never explain where the bat-pod came from. In Batman Begins we learn the tumbler was created to build bridges for the military. But then in the next film there's a secret motorcycle in there. I know I'm over thinking it, but just something that stood out to me.
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11:22PM on 01/19/2012
still the worst part of the flick so far
still the worst part of the flick so far
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6:00AM on 01/20/2012

When would this have been built?

Isn't this movie set 8 years after the events of TDK...in which time he's not been Batman...or have I got the starting point of the new film wrong? If he's not been Batman, why would he have built this? Also, at PeJota - the Kevin Conroy Batman animated series once had an episode about a mechanic that worked on the Bat mobile. In Bat's line of work, I suppose he could easily develop relationships with people who could help him manage his sh*t without them knowing whose beneath the mask. In
Isn't this movie set 8 years after the events of TDK...in which time he's not been Batman...or have I got the starting point of the new film wrong? If he's not been Batman, why would he have built this? Also, at PeJota - the Kevin Conroy Batman animated series once had an episode about a mechanic that worked on the Bat mobile. In Bat's line of work, I suppose he could easily develop relationships with people who could help him manage his sh*t without them knowing whose beneath the mask. In the animated episode in question, I seem to recall him once saving the mechanicís life. Also, anyone seen the film, The Cube? They provide a good explanation of how something very complex could be built without anyone knowing.
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1:23PM on 01/20/2012
I want to fly it.
I want to fly it.
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2:47PM on 01/20/2012
I really don't care if 27 people gave me negative rep over a comment, but I still think "The Bat" is a stupid name....oh BTW, Batman dies at the end of TDKR. Joseph Gordon Levitt's character becomes Batman's predecessor ala Batman Beyond. Although no sequels or films are in motion..so HA!
I really don't care if 27 people gave me negative rep over a comment, but I still think "The Bat" is a stupid name....oh BTW, Batman dies at the end of TDKR. Joseph Gordon Levitt's character becomes Batman's predecessor ala Batman Beyond. Although no sequels or films are in motion..so HA!
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