With director Zack Snyder’s departure following a personal tragedy, the extensive reshoots under Joss Whedon have started to feel like an entirely new production schedule. What were rumored to be minor reshoots have now expanded into three full months in London, with rumors that Whedon and Snyder will actually be sharing the director’s cred on this one. All that said, take a look at some concept art for the newly revealed Flying Fox, a multi-purpose cargo plane that, according to its designers, is unlike anything we’ve seen in on-screen iterations of Batman, including that badass jet in The Dark Knight Rises.
The new emphasis on working together is reflected visually by Batman’s niftiest new toy: the Flying Fox, a brutalist plane big enough to hold a whole cinematic universe of super-personalities. “You can put three Batmobiles in the lower part of it,” says production designer Patrick Tatopoulos (Batman v Superman). “I didn’t want to do a sleek airplane; it needed to feel like an extremely avant-garde classic. With the maneuverability of a jet—but it can actually carry things.”
Several things. Tatopoulos built a three-story interior set for the Fox. “The bottom part of the jet is a huge cargo bay, which the Batmobile sits in,” the designer says. “The second floor is like a cultural center, with computer terminals. The third story is the cockpit. Whatever floor you are on, you can see [the other] two stories.”
It’s becoming apparent that Justice League is going to stay true to the comics in a way that previous films haven’t. When Bruce Wayne says, in the trailer, that his superpower is being rich, he’s not messing around. Having him act as the facilitator of the entire Justice League – mainly, the one responsible for bringing them together in the first place with his unique resources and endless cash flow – is the Bruce Wayne I want to see.
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Images: EW, Warner Bros.
Source: Entertainment Weekly