The Batwing was such an iconic part of Batman lore that Tim Burton felt the need to include it in his first Batman movie. To date, however, Christopher Nolan's Batman has yet to take flight. That may be about to change in The Dark Knight Rises, if the latest news from London-based boom operator Frederick Z. Roche is true.
Quoth the Twitter: "'The Dark Knight Rises': Inside Info, they are Building 2 attack helicopters in the same design as the Bat Mobile from The Dark Knight! BOOM"
There are enough 'sics' in the world for that post, but hey, that's Twitter for you. Thanks go out to Rope of Silicon for pointing it out.
If true, and it sounds plausible, it must be said that including a Batcopter makes a lot more sense in Nolan's universe than a Batplane. It would be kinda hard to hide a whole runway in a Gotham City that adheres to any sense of logic whatsoever. Helipads, however, are compact enough to allow for a modicum of stealthiness.
Now where's our damned Batboat?!
Crave Online will be back with more The Dark Knight Rises news as we rise… via helicopter.