In "Jason Todd," Titans' latest episode, the DC Universe series flashed back to Dick Grayson's time in Gotham and offered a glimpse of the Batcave. During this scene, a slow-moving side angle shot revealed the Batmobile.
Now, illustrator John Gallagher has released several pieces of concept art for the show's version of the Batmobile. "So, a core design that honours the traditions of the past and design legacy while also being forward looking, contemporary and distinctively Titans," he wrote on Facebook. "I think fans of the show will appreciate the nods to some subtle final colour choices, profile and form language to a couple classics in the '66 and the '89."
"I worked through over thirty complete ideations and a couple dozen abandoned relics borrowing inspirations from our shared real world automative history and full spectrum media," he added.
Gallagher's artwork shows a smaller, faster-looking version of the Tumbler, a Batman: The Animated Series-inspired car with a bat-head battering ram on the front and the classic 1943 comic book version, which was the first Batmobile featured on the cover of the comic. Another looks modeled after the Kenner Super Powers toy from 1984, the design for which came from the Challenge of the Superfriends cartoon.
Based on the number of designs Gallagher did, the series may be planning another, more detailed shot of the car for later episodes. The show certainly hasn't shied away from examining Dick Grayson's past, and it seems the more we see of that, the more likely the Batmobile will pop up again.
Now streaming on DC Universe, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy.