DC Will Begin to Credit Bill Finger on Batman TV Shows and Movies

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detective-27-fingerFor years Batman fans have known about how Bill Finger created key elements of the mythos, and now DC will begin crediting him in select releases.

It doesn’t sound like the creator of The Joker and other important parts of Batman will be credited on the comics just yet (he was on the Detective #27 re-issue last year), but according to a statement DC released to THR he will receive credit on both Gotham and Batman V Superman:

“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.””

Hopefully it won’t take long for this to extend to the comics, where Bob Kane had received sole credit since 1939.