The co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, has for the most part been absent from the public’s mind when it comes to famous superhero, but all of that is about to change.
As mentioned by The Hollywood Reporter, Finger’s name will now be sharing credit alongside Bob Kane’s on the upcoming second season of Gotham, as well as on Zack Snyder’s forthcoming epic superhero film Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
In relation to the announcement that Finger would receive credit, DC Entertainment released the following statement:
DC Entertainment and the family of Bill Finger are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement that recognizes Mr. Finger’s significant contributions to the Batman family of characters. “Bill Finger was instrumental in developing many of the key creative elements that enrich the Batman universe, and we look forward to building on our acknowledgement of his significant role in DC Comics’ history,” stated Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “As part of our acknowledgement of those contributions,” Nelson continued, “we are pleased to confirm today that Bill Finger will be receiving credit in the Warner Bros. television series Gotham beginning later this season, and in the forthcoming motion picture Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Fans will certainly greet this announcement with enthusiasm when Gotham season two premieres on September 21, and upon the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 23, 2016.