One topic that we haven’t heard much about regarding the upcoming Dark Knight movie is Batman and his gadgets. He hasn’t got any super powers, his gadgets are what he uses to fight crime. In Batman Begins we saw the tumbler and a couple of other cool things, but what about in The Dark Knight? MTV Movies Blog got a chance to talk to director Christopher Nolan and he shed some light on this very important issue!
“Batman’s got a lot of gizmos and gadgets and things,” director Chris Nolan explained. “The Bat Pod [motorcycle] being the largest of them, the most apparent. He also has this very cool sticky bomb gun that fires mines with timers on them, that he uses to set off explosions in sequence, and it folds up in this very peculiar manner and fits on the belt.”
“The utility belt is one of the great things about Batman,” he gushed. “You just never know what is going to come out of that thing next, and that’s one of the things I loved as a kid about the character. We tried to preserve that, that sense of fun about those gadgets, in the film.”
I will always remember the chessy scene in the 1940 Batman film, where Batman is battling against a shark on a ladder, which is attached to a helicopter. Batman shouts up to Robin ‘Hand me down the shark repellent bat spray!’, to which Robin turns around to the conveniently placed repellent, grabs it, climbs down the ladder, hands it to Batman, who then sprays the shark. The shark then falls back into the ocean and explodes. Hilarious! (watch it here)
I doubt we will get such an action scene in The Dark Knight, but I am sure Nolan can try his best.