WARNING: The following contains minor potential plot spoilers for DC's upcoming Justice League, largely related to the Batmobile. Proceed with whatever level of caution your faithful English butler suggests to you is wise...
Of all the Batman-related revelations to emerge from a recent visit to the Justice League set, you might well suppose that those involving his apparent change of heart, his two new vehicles, or even his shiny new Batsuit would be the most intriguing. That, however, would be to ignore the other crucially important revelation that emerged from that set visit.
From the sounds of it, Justice League's Batmobile will be even more lethal than the one we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Yup, that's right. Batman v Superman's Batmobile may have been more than capable of mowing down vast numbers of Gothamite goons at the slightest provocation, but that level of ordnance might simply not be enough to deal with whatever Justice League is set to throw at the Dark Knight.
In fact, as the film's production designer Patrick Tatopoulos revealed during my visit, the new Batmobile will be complete with a whole lot more guns than ever before:
"You have missile launchers, you have cannons, you have machine guns..."
Or, in other words, this is not a Batmobile that has been forced to don kid gloves. If Batman wants to lethally mow down a bunch of people, he's going to be able to do so more efficiently and effectively than ever. Batman v Superman, it seems, may not be quite the last we'll see of a Batman willing to kill to complete his mission.
That being said, if Justice League does — as seems increasingly likely — largely feature extraterrestrial (or at least nonhuman) foes, then it might be unlikely that we'll see anything like the criticism that Batman v Superman received for Batman's trigger-happy ways. After all, the Avengers killing a whole load of Chitauri didn't bother too many people.