Batman Forever - Batmobile - 01

If you’ve ever seen Alien, then you are familiar with the work of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Known for his biomechanical art style, Giger designed the xenomorph, the derelict Juggernaut, and much more. His art and designs are distinctive to say the least.

Now imagine if he was to lend his style to something like a Batmobile. Well, he did at least one pass, and it’s something to behold.

Joel Schumacher has said in numerous interviews over the years that he wanted the Batmobile in his film to feel alive, and so it makes sense that Giger might submit some designs for one of the world’s most famous cars.

The designs he submitted seem to surface every few years, and they’ve popped up again. While I personally know I’ve seen the hand-drawn ones before, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the 3D rendering before.

No matter what you may think of the final version of the Batmobile we received in Batman Forever, we certainly seem to have gotten away pretty easily. While I’ve always enjoyed Giger’s work, there is just nothing about this that says ‘Batmobile’ to me.

Concept art is always an interesting relic of what could have been. Even in the crazy neon-soaked world that Schumacher went with, this would have stuck out a tiny bit.


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