Batman, The Dark Knight
Batman: The Dark Knight is an American comic book ongoing series, written and penciled by David Finch and featuring Batman. One of two new ongoing titles to feature Bruce Wayne after the ‘Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne’ storyline, The Dark Knight depicts Bruce Wayne’s life in Gotham City following his new global commitment to the newly established Batman Incorporated.
The Chechen: What do you propose?
The Joker: It’s simple. We, uh, kill the Batman.
Salvatore Maroni: If it’s so simple, why haven’t you done it already?
The Joker: If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
The Batmobile depicted in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films owes much to the tank-like vehicle from Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, has a more ‘workhorse’ appearance than the sleek automobiles seen in previous incarnations and does not have a front axle. While the films never refer to the vehicle as the ‘Batmobile’, it is still referred to as such in the scripts. The film’s production designer described the machine as a cross between a Lamborghini and a tank.
In Batman Begins (2005), Bruce Wayne utilizes the prototype vehicle known as the Tumbler designed by Wayne Enterprises’ Applied Sciences Division as a bridging vehicle for the military. It includes weaponry and the ability to boost into a rampless jump. The Tumbler’s armour is strong enough to break through concrete barriers without sustaining significant damage. Two full-sized driving versions were used in exterior shots while another full-sized model with hydraulic enhancements was used in jump sequences. A further full-sized, functional version carried propane tanks to fuel the rocket blast out of the rear nozzle. A radio controlled, 1/3-scale electric model also performed stunts in the film including the roof-top chase sequence. Six vehicles were built for the production of the film.
Release date: 21 July 2008 (United Kingdom)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Box office: 1.005 billion USD
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role,
When Bane is reading the letter written by Gordon, there is a light skin-tone colored microphone wire leading down the back of his neck. It continues to protrude repeatedly, especially when he turns his head to his left.
Batman: Then why do you want to kill me?
The Joker: [giggling] I don’t, I don’t want to kill you! What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no, NO! No. You… you… complete me.