Exclusive Slideshow: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Tumbler, Bat-Pod at Chicago Tumbler Tour

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CHICAGO – Along with our exclusive video of the official “The Dark Knight Rises” Tumbler being revved to the max at the film’s Tumbler Tour in Chicago on May 25, 2012, feast your eyes on HollywoodChicago.com’s exclusive photos of the Tumbler and Bat-Pod!

The Tumbler and Bat-Pod have been high-powered vehicles for Batman in Christopher Nolan’s earlier blockbusters. The Tumbler debuted in “Batman Begins” and the Bat-Pod was introduced in “The Dark Knight”. They will both be featured in different ways in “The Dark Knight Rises”.

The coast-to-coast Tumbler Tour with the Tumbler and Bat-Pod is sponsored by Mountain Dew and IMAX. The Tumbler Tour is on Facebook, Twitter and at its official Web site. For fans attending Tumbler Tour events, tweet your photo with #TumblerTour and your photo may be included in their online gallery! While supplies last, there will also be promotional merchandise on hand.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. TumblerTour1: Batman calls his vehicular beast the Tumbler.
  2. TumblerTour2: When Batman needs to be nimble, he whips out the Bat-Pod.
  3. TumblerTour3: We never get sick of seeing the Tumbler.
  4. TumblerTour4: Shockingly, it’s the Tumbler again.
  5. TumblerTour5: If the Bat-Pod’s tires could speak, they’d say: “Go big or go home.”
  6. TumblerTour6: Driving the Tumbler is much like a NASCAR race car.
  7. TumblerTour7: Double your pleasure with the Tumbler and Bat-Pod in one shot.
  8. TumblerTour8: Ah, the Tumbler…
  9. TumblerTour9: The Bat-Pod isn’t to be trifled with.
  10. TumblerTour10: Revving the Tumbler is the quickest way to an instant Batgasm.
  11. TumblerTour11: Bat-Pod says: “Ride me hard. Shoot me often.”
  12. TumblerTour12: Tumbler says: “Flip me. Abuse me. Fire me. Gentle doesn’t live here.”
  13. “The Dark Knight Rises” stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Daniel Sunjata, Josh Pence and Joey King from writer and director Christopher Nolan along with writer Jonathan Nolan. The film opens on July 20, 2012 everywhere.

    Seen enough? Now listen to the roar of the Tumbler
    in our exclusive Tumbler revving video!

    HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman

    By ADAM FENDELMAN
    Publisher
    HollywoodChicago.com
    adam@hollywoodchicago.com

    © 2012 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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