A BATMAN superfan in Calne has created a Batcave in his spare bedroom to store his extensive collection of comics, memorabilia and sculptures.

Darren Wilson, 46, of Westerham Walk in Calne, has 15 boxes full of DC Comics featuring his favourite superhero and spent 18 months converting the third bedroom in his home, which he shares with wife Catherine.

He even travelled to Wookey Hole to research what caves really look and feel like to make his Batcave as realistic as possible.

He said: “I was doing the room as a computer room initially and it just came to me. People who see it are pretty amazed.

“We like to be different, every other room is normal. It’s always nice and tidy in there with the effects of the rocks and granite just making a big talking point.

“It’s one of those things you have to see to believe, people say it’s incredible."

Mr Wilson has been collecting Batman memorabilia since 1989 and his collection now includes a limited edition watch and two comics signed by Batman creator Bob Kane.

But it was the artwork of the comics that he initially fell in love with as a child.

“The art was first then it was the films,” he added.

“Even when I get into it, I can’t believe I have done it.

"It’s up there with what the Elstree and Pinewood guys would probably do.

“Batman is only human not like the other superheroes so you can relate to him and he still manages to come out on top.”

Mr Wilson is an artistic sculptor and says the room, which is home to his computer, helps to inspire him.

He used moulded wire and two coats of papier mache to create the stalactites on the ceiling, partly to cover marks left by an old extension built before he moved in.

The decoration is so detailed it includes white ripples to make the walls look like real stone.

Mr Wilson was delighted to complete his Batcave ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, released on March 25.