In the second sequel to Christopher Nolan's Batman films, The Dark Knight Rises, he introduced a Batplane known as "The Bat." When designing it, Production Designer Nathan Crowley approached it as if it were an actual military project like the Tumbler and the Batpod. The Bat takes designs from the Harrier Jump Jet, Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey and the Boeing AH-64 Apache.
One of the artists that helped design for The Dark Knight Rises is Warren Manser (Daredevil, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, A.I: Artificial Intelligence) and he posted some of his work on his site WarrenManser.com.
Check out the rest of the images after the jump and click to enlarge.
Here's what it looked like in the film.
He also showed a couple of awesome Tumbler (Batmobile) images
See more of Warren Manser's work at http://www.warrenmanser.com
It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Ed Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Ed Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard
Official Site: www.thedarkknightrises.com
What do you think of the illustrations?
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