It’s the answer to one of those questions that you might never have thought of: What does Bruce Wayne use as his daily driver to motor around Gotham City, when he’s not busy fighting crime out of his Batmobile?
The answer apparently – at least in the latest saga involving the Caped Crusader, “The Batman,” that has resumed filming on location in Liverpool, England with masks in high abundance – is this rather classy-looking 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe, coated of course in what some might term “Batman Black.”
While rumors at first surfaced that the vintage Corvette might actually belong to Cobblepot (aka The Penguin, being played by Colin Farrell), photos from the set posted recently on social media quickly squashed that idea, with actor Robert Pattinson (aka The Batman) clearly seated behind the wheel on the set.
Autoevolution.com reports that Liverpool will be standing in for Gotham City for most of the movie, and the scenes involving the Sting Ray were shot outside St. George’s Hall, where a funeral procession is taking place. That website didn’t want to spoil the storyline, but they did report that these scenes included everyone from Bruce Wayne to Selina Kyle, Oswald Cobblepot, and Carmine Falcone.
Unfortunately, fans of the legendary crimefighter will have to wait a while to see the car in the actual movie, which apparently goes back to Bruce Wayne’s days when he was younger and still rather undisciplined in his quest for justice in Gotham City. The movie is said to have been delayed nearly a year by the ongoing pandemic until a worldwide release tentatively penciled in for March 4, 2022.
If you can’t wait that long, here’s a snippet that shows the cast and crew on location in Liverpool, but don’t blink. The Sting Ray makes its brief appearance at the 15 second mark and then, like The Batman himself, is gone in a flash.