Friday, June 29, 2018

Magazine article: Starlog's Sci-Fi Explorer #8

Of all the magazines that had interviews for Batman Forever Starlog easily had the most - so many it seems that they put two more in their spin-off magazine Sci-Fi Explorer.

Roving reporter Marc Shapiro talks to Producer Peter McGregor-Scott about the challenges making the films ("like making three Fugitives in three different cities at the same time") and then to Costume Designer Bob Ringwood to discuss the new panther-like suit.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Miscellaneous content: Batman Forever Warner Bros Studio Store booklet

This is a 4 page booklet advertising merchandise for Batman Forever that they handed out in Warner Bros Stores in the UK back in 1995. Of all of this, I think I only have the Batman mug in my possession.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Concept Art: Batmobile designs

Let's have a look back at some of the potential Batmobile designs for Batman Forever.

First up is HR Giger's bizarre effort. Apparently the idea was that the car could separate and come back together!?

Here are some 3D models that a fan - Leon Gor - made to show how it would look (on some Giger inspired backgrounds!).

Next are a variety of prototypes by Production Designer Barbara Ling and TFX (Transportation Effects).

This last one was apparently the last design Schumacher and Ling signed off on. Really the only things I can see they kept was the fin and the wheels.

Finally we have the finished design.

Friday, June 1, 2018