It’s been revealed that the highly accomplished designer, H.R. Giger, well known for his sci-fi creatures in the Alien films, also did a few designs for 1995’s Batman Forever. Ultimately, his designs were turned down and Joel Schumacher went with Barbara Ling’s design.
H.R. Giger’s Batmobile is distinctly his style: a slightly unsettling mix of biology and technology (not unsimilar to his work on Alien). It’s probably something that belongs more in a sci-fi horror film than a Batman comic book movie. It’s not that difficult to imagine that the design was inspired by a pair of scissors. The real question is why? Either way, we’re all shocked that Schumacher missed the opportunity to make a bad film even worse. I mean this Gigermobile fits right in there with the Batnipples.
H.R. Giger was contacted in 1994 to design a Batmobile for Batman Forever. His unique “X” shaped design was to include articulated front legs/mandibles, retractable fins, and gatling gun emplacements on each of the four pods on the sides of the vehicle. The design also combined side and forward intake ports with organic spines and a central pod connecting the four legs.
Below you can see some of H.R. Giger’s Batmobile…