Tuesday, November 3, 2009

H.R. Giger's Batmobile design

First I'd heard that H.R. Giger was invited to design the Batmobile for Batman Forever, and his design was rejected:

His unique "X" shaped design was to include articulated front legs/mandibles, retractable fins, and gatling gun emplacements on each of the four pods on the sides of the vehicle. The design also combined side and forward intake ports with organic spines and a central pod connecting the four legs.
I wonder what his take on Batman would have looked like.

Update: Here's a Giger-esque tower WIP by Myke Amend:

*Previously: 1950's Batman.

*Buy Batmobiles at Amazon.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Giger's art. I mean who doesn't love the Aliens? Having said that I think he lost his damn mind. An X? Come on. To be fair Giger's style is just wrong for the modern Batman movies. Why can't they just pull another Tumbler out of the box and move on?

    BTW, awesome link to Batmobile page.

  2. Curt, the design was for the movie Batman Forever...the 1995 movie with Val Kilmer. You're looking at a 15+ year old design.

  3. Dante, who cares how old the design is, it's just a bad one. The design work Giger did in Alien is 30+ years old and that still looks phenomenal...

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