A Gotham City license plate from Tim Burton’s 1989 superhero movie Batman.
As the mayor calls for a cut in crime in advance of Gotham City’s 200th anniversary celebrations, all eyes turn on masked vigilante Batman (Michael Keaton), leading an undercover war against crime in the city. However, when Batman accidentally knocks mobster Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) into a vat of chemical waste, he inadvertently creates a deadly threat to the city of Gotham – The Joker.
A license plate like this was seen on a car parked behind the Batmobile in the scene where Batman remotely deactivates the car’s shields and calls it to him remotely after rescuing Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) from the Joker’s thugs in the alley. This is one of several made for the production.
Made from lightweight metal, the rectangular license plate features a black border and lettering with a dirty grey textured background. It is printed ‘227-CAB’ with ‘Gotham City’ beneath this. A hole for fixing has been drilled just off-centre.
The plate has been distressed for production to appear well-used and match Gotham’s grimy noir aesthetic – this involves paint chips, marking and slightly bent areas. However, it remains in overall very good production-used condition and makes an excellent piece for Batman collectors.
Materials: Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 6.3" x 12.2" x 0.2" (16cm x 31cm x 0.5cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.