Zack Snyder, director of 'Batman v Superman', posted the first shot of the Dark Knight's menacing new armoured vehicle.
Matte and gloss black, vented and grilled, with sharp spot lights and a cowled cockpit slit, the Batmobile's sloping shape wouldn't be too out of place in a 'Star Wars' hangar -- were it not for the exposed all-terrain wheels jutting out from its chassis.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is still 18 months away, giving Warner Bros personnel plenty of time to drip feed casting info and a handful of carefully selected photographs.
Henry Cavill reprises his role as Clark Kent and Superman from 'Man of Steel', with Diane Lane again the hero's adoptive mother, Martha.
Joining him are Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and Batman, Amy Adams as Clark Kent's civilian companion Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White, and Jesse Eisenberg as business magnate Lex Luthor, with Jeremy Irons installed as Wayne's butler Alfred.
Gal Gadot, she of three 'Fast & Furious' films, becomes Diana Prince and her alter ego Wonder Woman, and is reported to have signed a deal for another two films: a separate 'Wonder Woman' picture and a Justice League ensemble.
The film is to debut on 25 March 2016, avoiding a day and date clash with the 6 May release of 'Captain America 3', as was its original schedule.