You Can Now Own The Real Batpod From The Dark Knight

The Batpod from The Dark Knight is being sold at auction.

By Phillip Moyer | Updated

Often, when you watch a movie, it doesn’t occur to you that the props and outfits you see onscreen are real, physical things that (presumably) continue existing after filming wraps up. Some of them are actually functional, such as vehicles like the Batpod in The Dark Knight. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that very Batpod, along with props from other films like Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy, are being sold at a historic prop auction.

The Batpod is a real motorcycle with massive 31-inch tires. Christian Bale’s Batman drove the Batpod in The Dark Knight, while both he and Anne Hathaway drove it in The Dark Knight Rises. However, while the Batpod was functional in the films, the auction is selling the motorcycle in non-working condition, with the battery and fuel tank removed. 

Back in 2016, the Batpod sold for just under $500,000. It’s expected to sell for a whopping $2 million. It’s expected to fetch the highest price at the auction, alongside Princess Leia’s dress worn by Carrie Fisher in the original Star Wars trilogy. 

There are plenty of other highly desirable props being sold at the auction besides the Batpod. Star-Lord‘s helmet from the original Guardians of the Galaxy is also going up for sale. The helmet has LED lights embedded in it, and the front is held on with high-powered magnets.

The Batpod and Star-Lord’s helmet aren’t the only superhero props on sale either. The auction also features the cracked version of Mjolnir wielded from Thor: Love and Thunder. Both Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman wielded this version in the movie.

Catwoman Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman on the Batpod

There’s also a selection of items from classic horror movies that will go up on sale. These items include the spider head from 1982’s The Thing, the evil clown doll from Poltergeist, and Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

There will also be more full costumes on sale, as well. These costumes include General Maximus’ cuirass from Gladiator, Richard Deckard’s suit from Blade Runner, and Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts uniform from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

These are just a few of the items that will be sold at the auction when a total of 80 props will go up for sale, though the full catalog of items has not yet been released. The full online catalog will be available at the start of June, though you can get a preview of the full catalog by registering early. You can also purchase a printed version of the catalog for $60 if you so choose.

If you don’t have $2 million to pony up for a nonworking Batpod, you still have a chance to see it in person before the auction takes place. Propstore, the film memorabilia company hosting the auction, is holding a preview exhibition at its Valencia, California offices. If you set up an appointment, you can view the items sometime between May 29 to June 20.

The auction itself will take place in person from June 28 through June 30.