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Looks like the Batmobile will play a big part in Titans… and here’s the concepts used

November 21st, 2018 by Marc Comments

So, last week Titans introduced Jason Todd AKA Robin number two and, while we loved him, we were maybe even more excited by the scene above where Dick Grayson walks past the greatest vehicle in comics… the Batmobile.

We only got a glimpse of the car but we could make out the dual canopy, much like the 66′ Batmobile but we are wondering what it looks like altogether.

And now we have an idea of what inspired it.

Posting on his Facebook Page (here), designer John Gallagher revealed the vehicle from Batman lore that went into creating the new car for Titans… and there’s a lot of 1970s and 80s versions in there from the comics to the animated series.

Here’s what Gallagher said:

Minor Spoilers: So awhile back I was asked to design the Batmobile for the Titans series. It debuted last episode so the secret’s out and I kept my mouth shut this whole time lol. But seriously, who wouldn’t want to get a call like that? Bucket List! Encore VFX gave me wide open freedom to explore so that’s always a good lane to start in. So I set about, as is standard operating procedure with funnel shaped design, with broad strokes on the landscape of the vehicle while embracing all eras, iterations and media variants – real world, toys, animation, comics, features wherever I could find one and narrow the focus going forward. But getting the bones right is the only goal after that it’s all window dressing. Then of course toward the end it gets cut and pasted to final form and all stakeholders sign off on the cool ass winner usually a mix of elements from the final four or five. To say the Batmobile since May 1939 has been designed to death is no understatement. So, a core design that honours the traditions of the past and design legacy while also being forward looking, contemporary and distinctively Titans. I think fans of the show will appreciate the nods to some subtle final colour choices, profile and form language to a couple classics in the ’66 and the ’89. I worked through over thirty complete ideations and a couple dozen abandoned relics borrowing inspirations from our shared real world automative history and full spectrum media. Here’s just a few of many explorations that got the dialogue started. The final you’ll just have to watch the show and see how the army of geniuses who took up the cause after me did with it 😉

Holy crap! Does this mean the Batmobile will be a BIG part of the series?! We’re thinking yes… but how? Will Batman have it? Will Dick Grayson take it? Whatever the reason, we’re officially excited for this!

Here’s the concepts Gallagher used:

 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….