The Dark Knight Rises' New Vehicle Gets A Name
They tried to keep it under wraps, but one can never underestimate the power of the internet. Over the summer, during the production of The Dark Knight Rises, spectators got multiple photos and videos of Batman's newest toy: a jet. Even if they hadn't, however, the trailer that was released in late December also included a shot of the vehicle flying over the streets of Gotham chasing down one of Bane's camo-tumblers. Since first learning that this device would be a part of the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy everyone has assumed that the flying machine would be called the Batwing, as that's the name of the jet the Dark Knight flies in the comics. In the movie, however, that won't be the case.
Wireless Goodness (via Superhero Hype) has gotten its hands on FCC filings from Hot Wheels that not only show that the toy company will be making remote control cars for The Dark Knight Rises, but also tells us the name of the flying machine, which will simply be called The Bat. The other toys will include a remote control Tumbler as well as a Bat-Pod (the motorcycle first featured in The Dark Knight). While many of you might be excited at the prospect of flying The Bat around your house/apartment, I have bad news - this toy is made for sticking to the ground. Check out an image of the filing below.
At this juncture I do feel that it's important to mention that the Bat-Pod was actually never referred to as "the Bat-Pod" in the movie (EDIT: I have been corrected! Alfred does indeed say "Will you be taking the Bat-Pod, sir?" in The Dark Knight), same as the way that the Tumbler has never been called "The Batmobile." They might be official names, but there's a very good chance that it won't make much of an impact on the actual film.
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