In honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour will be hosting “The Batman Exhibit” in Burbank, California all summer long, beginning on June 26th. The official Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour website has more details about what fans can expect to see:
For a limited time, you’ll be able to get up close to the iconic costumes, gadgetry and vehicles used in all seven movies as we open the doors to the Batcave and reveal some closely-guarded filmmaking secrets. Expert tour guides will accompany you as you spot iconic locations from the movies and will lead you to our newly-transformed Studio Tour museum – with the entire ground floor now dedicated to the Caped Crusader.
Six iconic Batsuits will be on display in the Warner Bros. Museum including the original version worn by Michael Keaton in Batman and the final Christian Bale costume from The Dark Knight Rises. You’ll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr Freeze and Catwoman as well as some infamous prop weapons such as the Joker’s cards, Two-Face’s coin, Penguin’s umbrella and Bane’s bomb.
In Warner Bros. Picture Car Vault, which is located on the studio lot, a selection of the Dark Knight’s most iconic vehicles will be showcased – with the Bathammer, Bat-Pod and Tumbler taking centre stage. The Bat-Signal, used to call Bruce Wayne’s alter ego at a time of need, will be on display and you’ll get the chance to operate the infamous prop yourself.
If you’ll be in the Los Angeles area this summer and want to check out the tour, more information is available here. For those unable to attend, check out some photos of what will be on display in the gallery below.
BURBANK, CA – June 10, 2014 – In celebration of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ iconic Super Hero, Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour will open its new attraction, “The Batman Exhibit,” beginning June 26. Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour worked closely with DC Entertainment to create “The Batman Exhibit” and it will be a featured addition on the studio’s historic backlot for a limited time.
“We have the most exciting props, costumes and vehicles from all seven Batman films on display for visitors to see,” says Danny Kahn, Executive Director, Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour. “During this unique opportunity, our studio tour guides will also reveal behind-the-scenes secrets from the seven films and the ‘classic’ Batman TV series, highlighting several scenes that were actually filmed on the Burbank lot.”
Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the original suits worn by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale in their respective portrayals of Batman, making it the first time that artifacts from all seven films have ever been exhibited together.
In addition, the exhibit will feature costumes worn by prominent supporting characters and villains, including Robin, The Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, the Penguin, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and Alfred. Also on display will be a wide range of props, including Batarangs, Joker cards, Two-Face coins, one of the Penguin’s umbrellas and Bane’s bomb.
In conjunction with the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour, DC Entertainment has also created a historic display of iconic Batman comic book covers that provides a one-of-a-kind, colorful photo backdrop for visitor photos, readymade for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In the studio’s Picture Car Vault, several of the Caped Crusader’s most famous vehicles, including the Batpod, Tumbler and Batmobile, will be exhibited as they were in his lair. Visitors will have the opportunity to activate the Bat-Signal and pose at a Batman-themed interactive green screen photo opportunity.
First appearing in the comic book Detective #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.