Bill Finger Gets Credit On Gotham And Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

THR reports that golden age Batman writer Bill Finger is getting a screen credit on the TV series Gotham and the upcoming film BVSDOJ.

Finger, who passed away in 1974, is the man responsible for many Bat-mythos and the overall look for the Caped Crusader’s costume. Sadly, his contributions were mostly overlooked until after his death.

Here’s a great comic strip by Ty Templeton depicting just how crucial Finger was to Batman

Here is DC’s official 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.”

Gotham premieres on CW 09/21/15
Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens in theaters 03/25/16

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