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‘Batman’: Matt Reeves reveals new Batmobile is inspired by ‘Christine the Car Killer’

In the upcoming “Batman” movie, director Matt Reeves is tasked with reimagining all kinds of Batman-related elements.

And the filmmaker told Empire magazine he thought of every detail in creating his version of the iconic hero, including inspiration for the Batmobile.

Reeves said the vehicle was directly inspired by “Christine the Car Killer,” the classic novel by author Stephen King.

For those who don’t remember, Christine is a 1958 Plymouth Fury model that is restored by a teenage girl and comes to life on her own in revenge on anyone who torments her new owner.

“I thought this Batmobile was meant to be not only intimidating, but something dark. So I almost thought of it as a version of ‘Christine’ by Stephen King. I liked the idea of ​​the car itself. as a horror figure, with an animal look to really scare the people who are being chased by Batman.

As seen in the trailers, the new Batmobile isn’t just a tactical vehicle, it also has a really scary look with its bodywork revealing gears and releasing flames all around.

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So, are you curious to see the new version of the vehicle in action?

Recall that ‘Batman’ debuts on March 4, 2022.

Check out the full synopsis:

“Two years of patrolling the streets like Batman (Robert Pattinson), instilling fear in the hearts of criminals, took Bruce Wayne to the shadow of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis) and Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – among the city’s corrupt network of officers and key figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance among his dear citizens. “

When an assassin attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest sleuth on an investigation into the criminal world, where he meets characters like Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton / Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to get personal and the scale of the author’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and do justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham.

In addition to Pattinson in the lead role, the cast includes Andy Serkis (Alfred), Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Peter Skarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Gil Perez-Abraham and brothers Max and Charlie Carver.

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