In 2005, Batman Begins introduced the Tumbler, and three years later The Dark Knight rolled out the Batpod. So should we expect the Batwing in 2012? It’s looking that way.
A photo by Ross Petrocelli from The Dark Knight Rises shoot in Pittsburgh reveals an intriguing vehicle outside the Wabash Tunnel that suggests the long-rumored arrival of Batman’s aircraft — or a Tumbler-like automobile that transformers into a plane, or a hovercraft. While a version of the Batwing appeared in 1989’s Batman and 1995’s Batman Forever, it has so far been absent from director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.
The Warner Bros. film, which opens July 20, 2012, stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.