The Dark Knight Rises nearly had a Batboat

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises could have featured a Batboat instead of the Batplane

The Dark Knight Rises Batboat

The Dark Knight Rises Batboat
The Sixties Batman and Robin in the Batboat. KASPLASH!

As if the weird Batplane-hovercraft-flying saucer wasn’t enough, Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, was close to having a Batboat as well.

Speaking to Digital Spy, special effects artist Chris Corbould revealed, “I was heavily pushing for a Batboat!

“I love working on water and thought it would have been a great Bat-vehicle,” he continued. “Chris felt that it wasn’t big enough for the last in his trilogy so he went for [The Bat instead].”

The Dark Knight Rises is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 3 December 2012. Pre-order it now on Blu-ray for £14.99 and DVD for £9.99 from