The stress of making The Flash and going to the theaters was a major factor in its success. It was shot in the middle of a pandemic. For the 138-day shoot, there was isolation from friends and family. The A-list schedules were to coordinate for cameos. After the movie ended, Ezra Miller made headlines for legal runs-ins amid a mental health crisis. And behind it all, a studio under leadership changes and rethinking the whole DC Comics strategy.
This was not just any Batmobile, mind you. It was one of the original Tim Burton movies that needed for the grand return of Michael Keaton's caped crusader after 30 years a major production that also involved building a life-size replica of the Batcave.
director Andy Muschietti and his sister, producer Barbara Muschietti, waited nervously for its arrival, worried whether it would make it in time or just be stuck in the middle of the ocean. The kids breathed a sigh of relief when it made it ashore, briefly celebrated, and moved on to the next problem: How to get it into the Batcave at Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden. It ultimately involved a loading it onto a modified airport cargo truck, lifted 20 feet 6 m in the air and gently rolled onto set.