Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger Will Receive Credit in GOTHAM and BATMAN V SUPERMAN
Batman fans likely know Bob Kane as the creator of the character, but for years, co-creator Bill Finger's name was left out of the conversation whenever the topic arose. Kane finally revealed Finger's contributions to the character in his autobiography years after Finger died, and since then it's been discovered that Finger was responsible for many of the elements that have come to define the character, including his cape and cowl, the Batmobile, the name "Bruce Wayne" and much, much more. It's a fascinating story, and one that true Batman aficionados need to research to appreciate just how much he added to the character's mythos over the years.
DC has given Finger posthumous credit on some rereleases of the original comics, but now DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has released a statement to THR detailing how Finger will receive credit for co-creating the character in Gotham and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
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. As part of our acknowledgement of those contributions, 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.”
Dawn of justice, indeed.