Batcave, Batwing, & Batmobile Designs In Batman V. Superman Influenced By Justice League

When it comes to Batman V. Superman's design process, it seems that the cart is coming before the horse.

In a recent feature on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos discussed his inspiration for the new cinematic Batmobile, Batwing, and BatCave. And surprisingly, his muse is Justice League, a production that won't start filming until 2016.

"With The Justice League coming, it influences my designs of the Batcave, the Batmobile, the Batwing," Tatopoulos told Empire Magazine. "We are creating a world for Batman - every set, every prop, is real. We have to be ready for what's next."

So, it seems like Tatopoulos is trying to work in the present and the future—creating a visual aesthetic that lines up with DC Entertainment's future movies.

Speaking of visual aesthetics, Tatopoulos also spoke at length about his rendition of the Batmobile, which is a sleeker rendition of The Dark Knight trilogy's Tumbler tank.

"He is not driving a Formula 1 car, he's driving a tank that is very sexy looking," he adds. "Batman is rougher, tougher, and grungier. So everything is rough: the weapons, the suit and the car," Tatopoulos added. There are machine guns mounted on the front. When you first see the Batmobile, it is being fixed. It is not - boom! - coming out of the garage brand new. It is scratched, damaged."

What do you think of Tatopoulos' approach to designing the Dark Knight's world? Let us know in the comments.

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016. And to see when Justice League hits theaters, check out ComicBook.com's Comic Book Movie Database!

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