Villains Rise In Gotham, And Finger Finally Gets The Credit

Fox gives us a reason to actually look forward to Mondays with the season two premiere of their noir hit Gotham. And this season, Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger gets some long over do credit.

Bob Kane, who drew inspiration from the 1920’s Broadway play, and film The Bat Whispers, has long taken the credit for the elusive Dark Knight, in all his glory. Well, this weekend The Hollywood Reporter announced Bill Finger, who died in 1974, will finally be recognized for his contribution to the character so many know and love.

(Image: Eclipse Enterprises)
(Image: Eclipse Enterprises)

The Reporter ran the statement, sent to them by DC Entertainment,

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.”

Earlier this summer a new trailer for the show teased us with villains galore. For more about the villains you can expect to see this season check out this break down by Grizzly Bomb’s resident Batphile.

Last season fans got a slew of sneak peaks at known Gotham villains. Penguin, played most masterfully by Robin Lord Taylor, heads up the team of baddies that will one day meet the wrath of Batman. Black Mask, the Dollmaker, and teen versions of Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman have all been introduced already.  It would seem the complicated relationship Batman has with his Catwomen began right around the same time puberty hit. Poor Batty, as if he hasn’t already been through enough.

Sixteen year old Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle) and fourteen year old David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne) held their own in season one, with substantial performances that resonated with past incarnations of the characters, specifically those of Michael Keaton and Michelle Pfeiffer. 

Bat Boy and Cat Girl got friendly last season, what will season two bring for these star crossed frenimies? ( Image: Fox)
Bat Boy and Cat Girl got friendly last season, what will season two bring for these star crossed frienemies? ( Image: Fox)

While Batman still has a way to go before he hits full “man” status, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is going to have his hands full as the villains rise in Gotham this season.

The freaks come out tonight (Monday, September 21) on Fox. Are you ready for the new season of Gotham, or are you waiting for the Bat signal? Tell us in the comments below, or visit Grizzly Bomb’s Facebook page.

For more on Gotham, check out some episode reviews, or what other ten superhero properties would be well suited for television.


Images: Fox, Eclipse Enterprises, DC comics

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