A Real Life Batman - Man Creates Real-Life Batcave
Batman fanatic Chris Weir is so besotted with the Batman the Dark Knight that he invested $120,000 (£78,000) in the bat man character - including his very own batcave in his basement.
Batman comic books, Batman action figures and Batman posters are essential in any superhero fans’ collections, but for dad Chris it wasn’t enough. The married 38-year-old owns all of the above - but with an added Bat secret lair of his own.
Amazingly, the man-made styrofoam bat cave can only be accessed in the same way Bruce Wayne opens the Batcave in the classic 60s Batman series starring Adam West. Chris went to painstaking lengths to install a replica of the William Shakespeare bust seen in Wayne Manor.
Flipping the bust open reveals a concealed red button, which activates a hidden door in a display case for Chris’ favourite Batman collectables. Inside the cave is a life-size Batman suit used by the Caped Crusader in the latest Chrisopher Nolan films.
A home cinema inside the bat cave features a huge 100-inch TV screen where Chris watches Batman movies, shows and cartoons with wife Joanna, 36, and sons Zachary, 9 and Daniel, 13.
There’s also rows of cinema seats for guests, table football, and even a functioning bar. Chris, from Middletown, Delaware, said: “I wanted the room to look like something Batman himself would operate in, but its all for entertainment purposes.”
The batcave was so important to Chris, that while shopping for a home, the deciding factor was whether or not it had room for the batcave he dreamed of building. Chris’ wife Joanna was given two options, one being their current home.