Once that's done, the cardboard was used as a template to cut the same shape from metal, which is then bent and welded together to create the shroud.
Although it's not Caped Crusader style to resort to guns modded goggles and body armor get more screen time in The Dark Knight , you have to fight fire with fire when The Joker's packing heat.
Instead of the handlebars and yoke steering found on other motorcycles, the Batpod uses a series of shafts and levers. Start with a primer coat and let everything dry, then move to the final color coats.
You just have to be a little bit crazy and entirely French to do it. The engine computer and a small fuel tank are installed close to the engine so that they can be covered by a shroud. But that's what makes The Dark Knight at once a throwback superhero movie and a green-screen-light breakthrough in digital Hollywood: Now More rain coming as another atmospheric river-fueled storm rolls toward Los Angeles.
Six Batpods were built, in case of crashes. At this point there are dozens of detailed parts to add: Still the only one can actually drive the Bat-Pod, Goy refused to drive any regular motorcycles during filming--the Pod was just too one-of-a-kind, too confusing for other on-the-road styles.
Despite that, a replica of the Batpod was inevitable, it just needed the right kind of lunatic to build it. The front and rear tires are both a monstrously huge 508 millimeters, and the engines are in the hubs of each wheel.
In order to give Batman the ability to maneuver under low clearances, the Bat-Pod can physically lower and elongate itself. Use your imagination. The final step in the process is to take everything apart and paint it.
It's not just because it's tricked out with grappling hooks, cannons and machine guns. We are working to restore service.
After picking through junkyards, a local Home Depot and that surprisingly hands-on garage, Nolan and production designer Nathan Crowley took a month to assemble a foam-and-plastic model for Batman's new ride--enough like the Tumbler, but with a heavy-hauling look of its own.