Batman fans prepare to see a first time ever exhibit and tour starting June 26 at Warner Bros. in Burbank. The lot is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Gotham goody with a supercharged display that will includes stops at the Warner Bros. Museum (where the whole 1st floor is all Batman all the time in seven films. Also on tap is The Picture Car Vault (eight vehicles including Batmobiles, Tumblers, the Batpod, a Bat-Signal, and more), and locations along the tour that have a Bat-History. The Tour guides will dispense Bat-Trivia & Bat-Stories throughout the tour.
“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.”
Also on display: 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; costumes worn by prominent supporting characters and villains, including Robin, The Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, the Penguin, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and Alfred, along witha wide range of props, including Batarangs, Joker cards, Two-Face coins, one of the Penguin’s umbrellas and Bane’s bomb.
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 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.
Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours depart every 15 minutes. Extended hours are offered during the summer season. Reservations are recommended, and children eight years or older are welcome. Tickets are $54 per person and can be purchased online at www.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-972-TOUR (8687).