1INT. BATCAVE -BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT
Chrome and shadow. A black gauntlet SNAPS into place.
A cape WHIPS over a dark rubber back.
A bat-shaped buckle LOCKS.
2INT. BATCAVE ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT - INTERCUT
A silver throwing-bird is chosen from a weapon's array.
Gloved hands lift a black eye mask. Tunic armor CLICKS shut,
turning to reveal the chest-borne insignia of a Robin.
BATMAN - CLOSE. Emerges from his costume vault.
Deeper excavation has doubled the size of the cavern.
New state-of-the-art computing systems flash.
Surveillance screens monitor news and police FREQUENCIES.
Crime's worst nightmare.
Batman strides towards the rising steam-obscured pedestal
which bears the sleek, redesigned Batmobile.
ROBIN appears in the door of his costume vault, dressed in
the black and red of his Nightwing costume.
Two dark avengers stand suited, ready to take back the night.
Nice suit. And today you are?
Nightwing. Scourge of darkest evil.
This is all about fashion for you, isn't it?
It's the gear. Chicks love the gear.
ALFRED steps forward, out of the shadows.
Do call if you're going to be late for dinner, sir.
4TURBOS - CLOSE. ROAR. The Batmobile SHOOTS away through
the arches of the cave access tunnel.
5The compass to of the Batmobile service pedestal splits
wide like the opening petals of a flower, revealing a
sleek, turbo-charged motorcycle. meet Robin's bike: The
Drive carefully, Master Wing.
Don't wait up, AL.
6The REDBIRD'S TURBO - CLOSE. EXPLODES into life.
The powerful bike SHOOTS after the Batmobile.
7ALFRED watches them go.
Then, he relaxes, lets his weight
fall against the main console, a man not as well as he seems.
8INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - BATMOBILE - MOVING
Batman is behind the wheel, Robin visible through the
Ten police cruisers frozen solid on
the Gotham Expressway . . .
9INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - REDBIRD - MOVING
Robin is on his bike, data scrolling on his console monitor.
... A giant drilling truck burrowing under
the city ...
The batcomputer tracks him heading
for the Gotham Museum.
The new antiquities exhibit. The
Second Sun of the Sudan.
Of course. He's going to steal the
giant white diamond.
No, Robin. He's going to jail.
10BATMAN'S MONITOR - CLOSE - THE GOTHAM MUSEUM
11EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT
A stone and glass palace set on the edge of Gotham's
12INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT
A GIANT DRILLING TRUCK points up through the rubble of the
shattered museum floor.
13WIDER. A great hall bearing the skeleton of a mighty
brontosaur amongst a myriad of other exotic antiquities.
14HOLD on A GIANT DIAMOND CASE
The case begins to glow blue, then white, the shatterproof
glass EXPLODING into a thousand flying fragments.
15RACK IN through the storm of ice and glass, ACROSS the
frozen floor, PAST exhibits of Aztec ruins peppered now
with three FROZEN GUARDS, UP stone steps of a pyramid
altar TO REVEAL...
...A silver suited figure stands, bald head visible beneath a
A high-tech bazooka in his hand. MR. FREEZE
The Iceman Cometh.
A gang of Thugs in thermal suits, THE ICEMEN, skate to the
base of the steps. Two hold a MOANING, shivering GUARD
Please. Show some mercy.
Freeze begins down the altar steps. A SHIMMERING, TERRIFYING
I'm afraid my condition has left me
cold to your pleas of mercy.