Will We See the “Batwing” in “Dark Knight Rises”? Set Videos Say “Yes”

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“Dark Knight Rises” filming has offered fans a surprisingly detailed look at the film’s behind-the-scenes working, as onlookers have been treated to full scenes, cast costume reveals, and more. The latest Dark Knight Rises reveal has blown another secret: the Batwing will be making its first appearance in the Dark Knight trilogy!

Videos have surfaced showing the Batwing on route to filming, as well as on set.

For comparison, here is a model of the Batwing, which offers a much more detailed glimpse at one of the plane’s possible designs:

Don’t know much about the Batwing? Wikipedia sheds some light on the plane’s origins throughout the comic series:

The vehicle was introduced in “Batman Versus The Vampire, I”, published in Detective Comics #31 in 1939, a story which saw Batman travel to continental Europe. In this issue it was referred to as the Batgyro, and according to Les Daniels was “apparently inspired by Igor Sikorsky’s first successful helicopter flight” of the same year. Initially based upon a either an autogyro or helicopter, with a rotor, the Batgyro featured a bat motif at the front. The writers gave the Batgyro the ability to be “parked” in the air by Batman, hovering in such a way as to maintain its position and allow Batman to return.

What do you think of all of the Dark Knight Rises leaks? Would you rather this all remain under wraps until trailers begin hitting the internet, or do the leaks make you more pumped for the final installment? Are you happy to see the addition of the Batwing?

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