The CW feels the same way, so they are dedicating some airtime to one of the coolest modes of transportation in history in the new half-hour special The Batmobile, airing Monday, July 16 at 8/7c. An encore will air immediately following at 8:30.
The special will focus on the history and evolution of The Batmobile, using archival footage, images and illustrations of The Batmobile to document its birth and evolution to the present day. Interviews with filmmakers, key designers, builders, stunt drivers, actors and fans of The Batmobile will guide us along the exploration of the true impact of this cultural icon.
Personal stories will interweave with historical context to tell the definitive story of the world’s most recognized automobile. Interviews include actors Christian Bale and Adam West, and directors Christopher Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton.
From its inception in the late 1930s, The Batmobile has been a symbol of power, hope and justice, as well as the pinnacle of technology as the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal. In its contemporary and most robust form as the Tumbler, the Batmobile is a combination of unbridled creativity, advanced technology and the pursuit of “justice on wheels.”
The special will have its world premiere screening at Comic Con in San Diego on July 12, where fans will be treated to even more: all six of The Batmobiles from film and television will appear for the first time together.
But if you aren’t able to make it out to SDCC this year, don’t worry. We’re sure there will be plenty of pictures to recount The Batmobile line-up and we’ll still be able to catch this special on The CW.
The Batmobile Special Premieres Monday, July 16 at 8/7c on The CW.