While many people believe that the first Batmobile was that of Adam West in the 1966 TV series, did you know that it was actually a Cadillac sedan around two decades before? This was during the 1940s Batman movie where the main character went around in a modified version of Bruce Wayne’s daily driver.
This is the kind of trivia you will learn from the Batman: The Batmobile Documentary, which has been uploaded by Warner Bros on YouTube. The one hour documentary gives viewers a load of information about the Caped Crusader’s ride.
From the Adam West Batmobile on the TV series that was based on a Ford Futura modified by Gregory Barris, the short film tells everything there is to know about the succeeding conveyances of our caped crime-fighter. This includes the Batmobiles used by Michael Keaton, Val Kimer, George Clooney, all the way to the ride with the dark side, as seen from The Dark Knight Trilogy.
While we don’t get to see the versions used in Batman v Superman and Justice League which both came later, it does give us some interesting tidbits—even about those Batmobiles used in comic books and animated series. It’s practically every Batman fan’s and would-be crime-fighter’s guide into how important a car is when taking on the bad guys.
So sit back and relax as you learn everything there is to know about the Batmobile.