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Will the Ford Mustang Batmobile Return on Gotham?

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A year ago this month, audiences caught a glimpse of Bruce Wayne’s first vehicle on Fox’s primetime show “Gotham.” I took the liberty of calling it the “Batstang” or the Ford Mustang Batmobile — the latest version of Batman’s ride since “Dawn of Justice” and the Arkham video games.


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In episode 18 of season four, butler Alfred Pennyworth leads Bruce down to the garage to give him a birthday present. When he opens the boxed gift, Bruce finds a key fob that unleashes the sound of a roaring engine behind him when he presses it.

As he turns around, he sees an early prototype Batmobile sitting in the darkness. Alfred reveals that the car in fact has a 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine and a matte black, nonreflecting finish that makes it hard to see at night. And yes, it is 100 percent bulletproof because Ford is awesome.


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While Batman’s alter ego is still too young to drive, this scene was a welcoming sight for fans anticipating the origin of the Dark Knight.

Now we are near the end of its fifth and final season, and I certainly hope that we see this Ford Mustang again fulfilling its purpose.

However, two episodes remain with the menacing threat of Bane and the dramatic full reveal of Cameron Monaghan’s Joker. With the show likely fast-forwarding into the future in its final episode, we will likely see the Caped Crusader cruising in the Batmobile — even if it is not the “Batstang.”

Gotham returns to Fox for two final episodes, starting Thursday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Same bat-time, same bat-channel.

Source: Cbr.com