WATCH!! EXCLUSIVE Build Behind The Scenes for THE BATMAN…

Great WB Episode on the build of their Batmobile for THE BATMAN. Check it out and then grab Fireball’s BATMUGS!

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WATCH! The BATMAN Trailer blurs the good guy line…

The BATMAN. Dark. Serious. Brutal. This BATMAN ain’t no sissy. Vengeance hurts…

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Starring alongside Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”) as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” “Westworld”) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) as Oswald Cobblepot.

Reeves (“The Planet of the Apes” franchise) directed from a screenplay by Reeves & Peter Craig, based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Dylan Clark (the “Planet of the Apes” films) and Reeves produced the film, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel serving as executive producers.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Dune,” “Lion”); Reeves’ “Planet of the Apes” production designer, James Chinlund, and editor, William Hoy; editor Tyler Nelson (“Rememory”); and Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“1917,” “Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (the current “Spider-Man,” “Jurassic World” and “Star Wars” films, “Up”). Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a 6th & Idaho/Dylan Clark Productions Production, a Matt Reeves Film, “The Batman.” The film is set to open in theaters March 4, 2022 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Next BATMOBILE Revealed from “THE BATMAN…”

Here it is… in all its Muscle Car Glory. This ain’t no EV folks, but a solid state gas guzzler with some serious horsepower. Get ready…

FROM THE SET!! THE BATMAN SUIT and BATBIKE REVEALED!!

Stealth shots reveal the new BATSUIT and BATBIKE from THE BATMAN set in Scotland. What do you guys think??

BATMAN and ROBIN target EVIL VILLAIN TEAM UP for Purple Haze

To celebrate TONS of NEW 1966 BATMOBILE ART… Batman and Robin take on THE PURPLE HAZE…

The year was 1966 and Gotham’s famed crime-fighting duo, BATMAN AND ROBIN found themselves on a special mission in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. The Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder had received intel from Commissioner Gordon about a diabolical plot concocted by none other than Gotham’s notorious quartet of villains: The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Riddler. And they called it THE PURPLE HAZE…

The dastardly plan involved a secret atomic dye agent that, once introduced into LA’s water supply, would turn every citizen purple. The villains intended this not only as a bizarre spectacle but also as a means to destabilize the city, knowing chaos would follow such an unusual and alarming event.

Batman and Robin, armed with their wits and an array of Bat-gadgets, quickly mobilized. Racing through the night streets of LA in the iconic BATMOBILE, they formulated a counter-plan: an antidote spray capable of neutralizing the atomic dye agent before it could spread beyond control. But it had to be done quick as it was UNSTABLE.

Meanwhile, high above the city, the villains cackled in their hidden lair, confident in their impending victory. The Penguin oversaw the deployment of the atomic dye agent, while The Joker and Catwoman reveled in the chaos unfolding below. The Riddler, true to his nature, delighted in leaving clues that only the keen mind of Batman could decipher.

As the tainted water began to flow through the city’s pipes and faces became purplized, turning faucets and fountains purple also, panic spread among the populace. But just as the villains gloated over their imminent triumph, the Bat-signal pierced the night sky. Batman and Robin swooped in, spraying their antidote from the Batmobile with precision and speed, but not without accidentally starting to turn purple THEMSELVES!

The dynamic duo faced off against their foes in a spectacular rooftop showdown, where punches were thrown, gadgets deployed, and riddles unraveled. KAPOW!! With the villains distracted, Batman managed to disable the device that controlled the atomic dye agent, while Robin apprehended The Riddler with a cleverly timed Batarang launch.

In the end, the citizens of Los Angeles were saved from a colorful fate thanks to Batman and Robin’s quick thinking and heroic efforts. The villains, defeated and deflated, were carted off to the awaiting police, as the Batmobile sped off into the night, leaving behind a city grateful for their masked protectors. That is… until they realize that the PURPLE DYE was only the beginning…

Batman and Robin Batmobile 1966 Concept Art by Fireball Tim

BATMAN FOREVER BATMOBILE… lasted for only ONE Movie

Sure, BATMAN FOREVER was a good title for the 2nd rendition for the caped Crusader in 1995. (This was the third film.) But for the BATMOBILEit wasn’t.

It made sense to the Studio that if they destroyed Batman’s vehicles, then they’d get to reinvent them for subsequent films… and toys. After all, it’s about making MONEY and we’re all suckers for cool cars. And they did make money. Lots of it….

The film was a box office success, grossing over $336 million worldwide and becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 1995. It was followed by Batman & Robin in 1997, with Schumacher returning as the director, Chris O’Donnell returning as Robin, and George Clooney replacing Kilmer as Batman.

Although screen-time for any BatCar isn’t a lot, the sinister blackness continues for lovers of CARS and SUPERHEROES through Hot Wheels, Model Kits and stuff. If you’re a fan of the Bat, then chances are that your home has some Caped Coolness.

We celebrate BATMAN FOREVER today with Fireball’s SKETCH of this 2nd Car. Although he DID NOT design this one as it was penned by Artist Tim Flattery, it falls into the realm of legend by being BIG, BLACK and BRUTAL. And now you can get it IN THE GARAGE!

DID YOU KNOW?? The Batman Forever Batmobile had a Chevy 350 ZZ3 high-performance motor. High compression, 345HP, aluminum heads, angled plugs and a good valve grind. The body was made from a high-temperature epoxy fiberglass laminate and all of the air was extracted though vacuum bagging.

BATMAN FOREVER BATMOBILE slithers into Fireball’s Garage

As I SKETCH my way through all the BATMOBILES over the years, I’m struck by how similar… and how different they are in design language. When I designed the 1989 Bat for the Tim Burton film, the description in the script of the time was LARGE & BLACK. That’s it. And so it is with all Bats.

Today’s SKETCH takes us back to the 3rd film BATMAN FOREVER and the Bat originally designed by Tim Flattery. But now with some revised Fireball Goodness for 2024. What do you guys think? Leave a Comment!

Get this super cool BATMOBILE on Mugs, Shirts, Canvas and even a BAT CLOCK! And be sure to check out all of the other BATS in the Garage! GO NOW!

DID YOU KNOW? The Batman Forever Batmobile had a Chevy 350 ZZ3 high-performance power-plant. It had high compression, 345 horsepower, aluminum heads, angled plugs, and a good valve grind. The body was made from a high-temperature epoxy fiberglass laminate. All of the air was extracted though vacuum bagging.

Today’s Fireball SKETCH when BATMAN is not enough…

Today’s Fireball SKETCH is inspired by Larry Wood’s original Hot Wheels BONESHAKR,’ but with a bit of Caped Crusader! The BATSHAKER!!! Fireball’s take on a Batmobile for when Batman is not enough. The BATSHAKER is driven by the Vintage BLACK BARONESS and takes no prisoners!

Check out the all of Fireball awesome BATMOBILE Collection here including MUGS, SHORTS, ART & ORNAMENTS!! 10% goes to Dog Rescues!

Awesome BATMAN UNLEASHED film never got made…

Waaaay back in the day, I was hired to work on another BATMAN film. After Batman Returns. But sadly, after only a few weeks, the Movie vanished. It was called BATMAN UNLEASHED and I only did a few quick CONCEPT ART sketches for it. Here’s one…

1966 BATMOBILE MERCH… for the Hardcore “I’m BATMAN”

As we start to approach the Holiday Season, people are looking for something UNIQUE. And the Fireball Store has got it for the HARDCORE BATFAN! Did you grow up watching BATMAN in 1966 or did you “ease” into it through syndication? Regardless, Fireball’s got the goods and it’s MUGS, STICKERS and ART PRINTS of the #1 Movie Car on the Planet! LET’S GO!!