New Batman Exhibit Explores the History of The Dark Knight
Practically everyone loves Batman, thanks in part to Christopher Nolan’s recent ‘Dark Knight’ take, so it’s difficult to imagine there being any major disinterest in a Batman exhibition.
Warner Bros. announced The Batman Exhibit, which will be on display as part of the studio’s VIP tour. For $54 a pop, you can journey through the cinematic history of the Caped Crusader, examining props, ogling costumes and remembering the good times (‘The Dark Knight’) and the very bad times (‘Batman and Robin’).
The exhibit, which was created to honor Batman’s 75th anniversary, houses costumes, vehicles and props from all seven Batman movies, giving you a chance to ponder everything from the Tumbler to those rubber Bat-Nipples in person. Also on hand is the original Bat-Signal, which you will get the chance to operate, though a trench coat and bushy mustache will not be provided.
The tour runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes and sounds like a must-see event if you can make your way out to Los Angeles. Here’s the official event details:
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, we’re inviting you to delve into a world of superheroes, Grappling Guns and Batarangs at the studios where the classic movies were made.
For a limited time, you’ll be able to get up close to the iconic costumes, gadgetry and vehicles used in all seven movies as we open the doors to the Batcave and reveal some closely-guarded filmmaking secrets. Expert tour guides will accompany you as you spot iconic locations from the movies and will lead you to our newly-transformed Studio Tour museum – with the entire ground floor now dedicated to the Caped Crusader.
Six iconic Batsuits will be on display in the Warner Bros. Museum including the original version worn by Michael Keaton in Batman and the final Christian Bale costume from The Dark Knight Rises. You’ll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr Freeze and Catwoman as well as some infamous prop weapons such as the Joker’s cards, Two-Face’s coin, Penguin’s umbrella and Bane’s bomb.
In Warner Bros. Picture Car Vault, which is located on the studio lot, a selection of the Dark Knight’s most iconic vehicles will be showcased – with the Bathammer, Bat-Pod and Tumbler taking centre stage. The Bat-Signal, used to call Bruce Wayne’s alter ego at a time of need, will be on display and you’ll get the chance to operate the infamous prop yourself.
A limited number of specially-themed Batman carts will be available throughout the day, ready to escort film fans around the studio lot.
The legend never ends.
The Batman Exhibit will run for an unspecified amount of time, so try to get out there while you have the chance! To buy tickets or check operating hours, head on over to the official site, and take a gander inside through the photos below.