BILL FINGER To Receive BATMAN Film Credit

Batman and Robin
Batman and Robin
Credit: DC Comics
'Gotham' season 2 character posters
'Gotham' season 2 character posters
Credit: Fox

One of Batman's earliest writers, and contributor to many important aspects of his mythos, Bill Finger, is finally getting his due credit.

In a statement released Friday by DC Entertainment (via Heat Vision), Finger will receive a creative credit in both the Fox TV series Gotham, where versions of characters he created, such as Catwoman, appear, as well as the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While Finger, who passed away in 1974, has been recognized as one of the main architects of Batman's mythos behind the scenes for some time, it's only in recent memory that DC has begun acknowledging Finger as a co-creator, along with Bob Kane, of the dark knight.

“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, 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.”

DC did not reveal what Finger's specific credit would be, or if it would extend to DC's comic books.

Gotham season 2 premieres September 21 on Fox, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.

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