‘The Dark Knight Rises’ new vehicle unveiled

Reports of accident involving 'Batwing'

A new vehicle, reminiscent of the Batwing, has been spotted on the set of The Dark Knight Rises.

Pulled along by another vehicle, the ‘Batwing’ chases an armoured truck that is said to contain main villain Bane. Batman himself, Christian Bale, can be seen piloting the vehicle.

The Batwing featured in both the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher versions of the the Batman franchise.

If the craft is indeed the Batwing, it marks its first appearance in the Christopher Nolan universe.


Meanwhile the wesbite, ICV2, reports that the vehicle was involved in an on-set accident, with the airborne vehicle’s wing said to have been ripped completely off.

The accident is the second reported on the Pittsburgh shoot, with a stuntwoman careering into an expensive IMAX camera last week.

Footage of the first look at the new Bat-vehicle can be seen below.

The Dark Knight Rises is due for UK release on July 20, 2012.