When we see the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie do to hit movie theaters this coming March of 2016, we will be treated to the image of one of Batman’s iconic tools in his fight against crime, the very Bat-signal spotlight used by Commissioner Gordon to contact Batman when he is needed.
Interestingly, the actual spotlight used in the upcoming film is in fact going up for sale on E-Bay, albeit with the very cool Bat-modifications made to the spotlight during filming having been removed to the still active WW II spotlight.
Believe it or not, the actual movie Bat-signal prop is a modified WWII Military Army Jeep searchlight and is listed on E-Bay for sale at a mere $65,000.
It would seem the E-Bay seller specializes in the selling of military vehicles and described this rare Bat-prop in the following manner, “The WWII General Electric searchlight was leased to the movie production company at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, Michigan in the summer of 2014.”
“I have full documentation on this light being used on set for the movie. After production, the searchlight was returned without the “bat logo” which I replaced with an exact duplicate. The large knife switch seen sparking in the trailer was added for dramatic effect, and is not part of the searchlight.”
So while it seems that the Bat insignia which the WW II spotlight will come with is in fact a replica, the very spotlight itself was once, if only for a little while; the property of Batman and has seen some very important action within the DC cinematic universe.