The September issue of Empire Magazine features a great interview with Patrick Tatopoulos, the production designer for next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tatopoulos spoke mostly about bringing the Batmobile to Warners DCCU, and shared some interesting details about the new version of this iconic vehicle!
Tatopoulos talks about the creative process and building the new Batmobile:
“[Truly] an emotional process – it’s about what feels right. I showed Zack and Zack said, ‘Cool.’ Sometimes it just clicks. These films are very grounded. There will be tons of CG, but also a lot of real stuff – especially with Batman. Of course, building a car from scratch is challenging. The car drives, jumps, pretty much does everything. We got the best people.”
Apparently, the Batmobile new look fits Ben Affleck's version of Batman, and has already gone trough a lot:
“He is not driving a Formula 1 car, he’s driving a tank that is very sexy looking. Batman is rougher, tougher, and grungier. So everything is rough: the weapons, the suit and the car. There are machine guns mounted on the front. When you first see the Batmobile, it is being fixed. It is not – boom! – coming out of the garage brand new. It is scratched, damaged.”
Tatopoulos then talked about combining the Batmobile's classic look with the Tumbler's redesign:
“Batmobiles are often designed very low to the ground, something classical. That didn’t feel fully comfortable for us. I thought the Tumbler was a revolutionary design, with the suspension very high up. I wanted to combine the two vehicles. I wanted something of a motorcycle, too: big wheels, suspension, exhausts.”
The production designer talking about world-building, and being prepared for the next DCCU movies:
"With The Justice League coming, it influences my designs of the Batcave, the Batmobile, the Batwing. We are creating a world for Batman – every set, every prop, is real. We have to be ready for what’s next.”
Source: Entertainement Weekly
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