We’re big fans of Christopher Nolan’s dark reimagining of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins, so we have high hopes for the sequel, Dark Knight, premiering in July. As with any Batman film, his vehicle plays a huge role not just in the movie, but in its promotion too. The latest Batmobile is awesome, all sexy function where the old ones were simply phallic and comical. So it might come as a surprise to hear that we don’t like the Batpod.
Stupid name aside, it clearly has not been designed by someone who rides bikes. Sure, the car tires look tough, but combined with the incredibly long wheelbase, they should make it an incredibly slow, incredibly worthless, difficult-to-ride disaster. In fact, we hear there’s only one stuntman actually insured to ride it. Our fears are confirmed by the trailer, which shows that the Batpod is only capable of riding slowly in a straight line, and well, falling over. The trailer follows the jump.
Bonus: Here’s a ridiculous clip from Gizmodo of Meredith Viera straddling the Batpod on The Today Show.