QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- It's not something you see everyday, and probably aren't supposed to see...the new Batmobile was spotted in Quincy Wednesday.
Three camouflaged vehicles were parked outside of Summy Tire, and look exactly like the "Tumblers" being used in the filming for next summer's blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises."
Terry Woodcock, who is from Quincy, builds and hauls specialty vehicles for the film industry. His work has been featured in "Fast Five", "Dukes of Hazzard", "Drive Angry", and "Deathproof" just to name a few.
But because he's under a confidentiality clause, he can't confirm any details on what the vehicles are being used for or where they are headed.
"Once the movie is released, then I can talk about it. But when something is in the works, I'm not. These particular vehicles are supposed to be covered. I lost the tarps yesterday coming in, I've actually got somebody coming over now with tarps and ropes...but you guys beat him here," said Woodcock.
Woodcock says he's worked with Summy Tire for 15 years on his various movie projects. And he stopped in Wednesday to get a couple of new tires.
Woodcock was driving to Quincy to see his daughter, who had just broken her arm.
"The Dark Knight Rises" the third and supposed final movie in the relaunch of the Batman franchise, is currently filming, set for release July 20, 2012.
The "Tumblers" were last seen in Pittsburgh, used in several action scenes on the streets and even on a football field with several current Pittsburgh Steeler players. To watch those videos, click here.
No Midwest city is listed in the filming schedule, according to IMDB.com. But much of the film "The Dark Knight" was shot in Chicago.
Details for the plot of "The Dark Knight Rises" have been kept secret.
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