The 'Batman vs. Superman' Batmobile Was Stolen...By a Stormtrooper

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A pretty wacky rumor sprung up over the weekend. It seems that, according to certain sources, the Batmobile from 'Batman vs Superman' had been stolen from the set, which meant that some car thief was driving around Detroit in their brand new tank. The rumor was quickly put to rest, but not before director Zack Snyder was able to joke about it.

And that tweet is kinda' worth the whole rumor being started in the first place.

The whole "stolen Batmobile" thing began over at Bleeding Cool, but it was the Detroit Free Press who shut it down, getting the city's police department to comment on the matter.

Detroit police spokesman Sgt. Michael Woody said that police confirmed with producers of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” that the vehicle has not been stolen, a rumor that proliferated on the web and social media on Friday.

“The Batmobile is safe in the Batcave where it belongs,” Woody said.

We bet that's why he got into law enforcement! To protect and to serve and to make Batman jokes through gritted teeth as you wonder how much longer this massive shoot is going to take over his home before remembering that amount of money it's pumping into the local economy and realize that a Batmobile joke or two is worth everything the production is bringing to the city.

Ahem.

Anyway, once it became clear that the whole thing was nonsense, Snyder chimed in on social media to declare that they had found the culprit behind this fake theft:

Yes, Snyder managed to turn this rumor into another weird exchange in his ongoing game of Twitter one-upsmanship with Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams and 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' And if we're going to be honest, it's the best one yet. C'mon, 'Star Wars'! Are you going to let him win this?

Anyway, 'Batman vs. Superman' will be released on March 25, 2016.

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