The Hollywood Reporter has just broke the news that Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman, will finally be getting the credit he deserves, beginning with Gotham season 2 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is no word on exactly how that credit will read, but this is a huge victory for Finger's family and the legions of fans that have been pushing for this for so very long.
The official statement from DC Entertainment is as follows:
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."
Here at Legions of Gotham we have had a page up for well over a decade attributing much of what makes Batman the Dark Knight we all know and love to Bill Finger.