Bill Finger To Finally Get The Credit He Deserves From BATMAN v SUPERMAN Onwards

Bill Finger To Finally Get The Credit He Deserves From BATMAN v SUPERMAN Onwards

Bill Finger To Finally Get The Credit He Deserves From BATMAN v SUPERMAN Onwards

It's long overdue, but Warner Bros. has announced today that Batman co-creator Bill Finger will finally receive credit for his role in the creation of the Caped Crusader, starting with season two of Gotham and next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Read on for details...

Considered the co-creator of Batman for decades, DC Entertainment has announced that Bill Finger is finally going to start getting the credit he deserves in all future film and television work featuring the characters he worked on (he also co-created Green Lantern). Finger died in 1974, and while Bob Kane has received sole official credit for creating Batman since 1939, he's acknowledged on numerous occassion that, "Bill never received the fame and recognition he deserved." Robin, Catwoman, and The Joker are among the characters Finger co-created, while he was also responsible for coming up with the names for Bruce Wayne and Gotham City. This is obviously long overdue then, and Warner Bros. issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
 
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.”

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