With The Dark Knight Rises hitting theaters in a few days, your desire to put on a cowl and get out there and bust some heads in the name of great justice will be renewed, like a mighty fire. But how would you go about becoming the Caped Crusader for real?
The part about being trained by a league of assassins (or the world's greatest martial artists) is up to you. But if you want to assemble all that amazing gear, it's going to cost you. Luckily, the economic masterminds at Centives.net — the same people who figured out what the Death Star would cost — have figured out exactly what it costs to be Batman, as portrayed by Christopher Nolan. That includes a utility belt, tons of Kevlar, memory cloth, the Tumbler, and those graphite helmets that get shaped into Batman's cowl.
The total: A rough $2.8 million, although you can drive the price way down by ordering fewer helmets. (And of course, they don't include the cost of all the gear he goes through in The Dark Knight Rises, including his new flying vehicle, the Bat.
So how can Bruce Wayne afford all this? Centives also does a rough estimation of his net worth, based on what we see in the first two Nolan movies, and decides he's got about $11.6 billion in the bank. So, in other words, he could be Batman 4,100 times over.