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June 17, 2007

Dark Knight

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The Batman: Still nipple-free and still cooler than Superman.

Ever wonder why movie Batmans rarely turn their horned heads? It's because the cowls of past suits were firmly attached to the neck and shoulders of the costume — necessary to maintain that iconic silhouette and to prevent the actor from moving around inside the mask. The new headpiece — modeled after a motorcycle helmet — is separate from the neck, so star Christian Bale can now swivel his noggin side to side, or nod up and down. ''It was the hardest part of the suit to make,'' says Hemming.

Nice. Oh, and Batman? Those are some ok boots.

Proptastic Update: Sadie writes with news of the Joker's Clown Car. Nice. Filmwad comments:

All in all, looks good: the hasty paintjob is consistent with the Joker's personality, and the car itself looks out of place, but not to the point of campiness. Me gusta.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 17, 2007 06:57 AM

Comments

So glad the batcrotch still exists.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2007 12:30 PM

ah, the utility codpiece...

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2007 07:04 PM

I have always loathed Superman. It was so good to see Batman rescued from the Hollywood campness it had descended to. Ironically the animated series of late was even darker.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 19, 2007 04:04 AM