Gotham City may be fictional, but elements of it are coming to life in a new Chinese resort casino.
Bloomberg has news that Time Warner (the parent company of DC) has licensed a casino company in Macao to create a new DC superhero-themed area as part of a $3.2 million dollar casino called Studio City. Dubbed the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Center, the 30,000 square foot facility will reportedly include several Batman-based rides, as well as incorporating fellow DC heroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash.
The centerpiece will be a 426 foot tall Ferris wheel that, according to the casino company, is inspired by the visual idea of "two asteroids shooting through a Gotham City building."
Ummm ... okay then.
The Verge has an additional story on this, saying that one of the attractions will be an virtual reality motion ride titled Batman Dark Flight. The ride will follow Batman through Gotham City in pursuit of un-named villains from his rogue's gallery.
The Studio City casino will also feature a fully-operational television broadcast studio as well as a 5,000-seat event center for live events and theatrical releases.