July 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM ET
For Batman fans, the Caped Crusader's many gadgets are some of the most compelling elements of the long-running cartoon, TV and film series. The Batmobile has to be at the top of that list.
So, as "The Dark Knight Rises" is set to race away from other summer box office contenders, Warner Bros. is showing off a trailer for "The Batmobile," a documentary which will be available on Blu-ray and digital download this holiday season, and which was previewed at Comic-Con last weekend.
"For me, as for a lot of people my age, you can't really remember a time before the Batmobile," "Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan says in the teaser. "You've always been aware of it and always found it to be something pretty exciting."
The film features interviews with many who have been connected to the superhero over the years, including directors Joel Schumacher ("Batman Forever" and Batman & Robin") and Tim Burton ("Batman Returns.)
Actor Christian Bale is asked what it was like to drive the car. "Very noisy," Bale said. "It's like having Ozzy Osbourne screaming in your ear."
The current "Dark Knight" star is only outdone by TV's "Batman," Adam West, who says, "I did things with the Batmobile maybe that shouldn't have been done."