Batman's Sweet Wheels Headed to DC

Coast-to-coast tour is gearing up to promote "The Dark Knight Rises"

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    The Bat-Pod and the Tumbler (the vehicle, not the blogging service) will be spinning their wheels in the District on Sunday, May 27.

    The coast-to-coast tour of the crime-fighting rides is gearing up to promote "The Dark Knight Rises," which opens July 20.

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    The Tumbler, a modified prototype of a military vehicle, was featured in both 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight," with the Bat-Pod making its first appearance in the latter.

    The Bat-Pod, for those not in the know when it comes to superhero vehicles, is a motorcycle that ejects from the Tumbler. We could see that helping in Beltway traffic.

    "The Dark Knight Rises"

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    The final chapter of director Chris Nolan's epic Batman trilogy stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway. Opens July 20.

    There's no word yet on where, exactly, they'll be in town, but planners will release specific details a few days in advance.

    In the meantime: They have a website, a Facebook and a Twitter, but... not a Tumblr? No, wait, the website is a Tumblr. Thank you, Batman.

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