While we wait for the film and even the awesome DARK KNIGHT RISES action figures, there’s some very good news from MTV:

Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series is planning to go out in style.

In honor of “The Dark Knight Rises'” impending release, two of the most iconic vehicles from Batman’s arsenal — the Tumbler and Bat-Pod — are going to be toured around the country for fans’ viewing pleasure. The tour kicks off on May 12 in Arkansas and wraps up in Los Angeles on July 7, just in time to (hopefully) head down to San Diego for Comic-Con.

The official website for the cross-country jaunt is, but fans can get updates and locations for the trip from Facebook and Twitter. The tour dates and locations are tentative for now, so if you’re interested in attending it’s worth checking out those outlets closer to when the vehicles are supposed to be near you.

The current schedule shows the tour stopping in 19 states as well as Washington D.C. and Canada. The website for the tour promises that more stops are to be added, so hopefully they’ll add more locations in the New England and Pacific Northwest.

Here’s the full tentative schedule:

» 5/12 Bentonville, AR
» 5/15 Tulsa, OK
» 5/19 Overland Park, KS
» 5/21 Kansas City, MO
» 5/25 Chicago, IL
» 5/27 Washington, DC
» 5/28 Baltimore, MD
» 5/30 Philadelphia, PA
» 6/1 Buffalo, NY
» 6/7 Toronto Canada
» 6/10 Montreal Canada
» 6/12 Purchase, NY
» 6/13 Columbus, OH
» 6/15 Lansing, MI
» 6/16 Detroit, MI
» 6/17 Brooklyn, MI
» 6/19 Indianapolis, IN
» 6/21 Nashville, TN
» 6/22 Knoxville, TN
» 6/23 Atlanta, GA
» 6/25 Dallas, TX
» 6/27 San Antonio, TX
» 6/29 El Paso, TX
» 7/1 Albuquerque, NM
» 7/2 Phoenix, AZ
» 7/7 Los Angeles, CA

Directed by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight Rises” stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman. It’s coming to theaters and IMAX on July 20.