DC Comics have introduced that the brand new Batman will likely be Black.
The following caped crusader will likely be known as Tim Fox and would be the estranged son of Bruce Wayne’s enterprise supervisor Lucius Fox. Fox first appeared as a personality in Batman in 1979.
The brand new Batman sequence will likely be set in a futuristic Gotham metropolis and will likely be managed by a villainous Justice of the Peace. Within the metropolis, all based mostly vigilantes are outlawed and Batman has been killed. Fox, as a brand new Batman, will save the day.
DC stated: “On this future, Gotham Metropolis is managed by the Justice of the Peace. This villainous regime has taken management of the town, now below fixed surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. However led by an all-new Batman, a brand new meeting of Gotham’s guardians rise to present hope to all of those that misplaced it!”
— Batman (@DCBatman) December 10, 2020
The brand new comedian ebook sequence will likely be written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley with artwork by Nick Derington and Laura Braga.
Screenwriter Ridley had beforehand revealed to the New York Times that the subsequent Batman could be an individual of color. Talking about his son’s pleasure on the new mission, Ridley stated: “They respect the issues that I do. They’re glad for me. They’re nice supporters. However they’d a lot slightly see Black Panther than 12 Years a Slave, let’s be trustworthy,” he stated again in November.
“So to have the ability to write the subsequent Batman, for them to know that this subsequent Batman goes to be black, all people else on the planet can hate it, have an issue with it, denigrate it, however I’ve my viewers and so they already adore it.”
Fox will make his first look within the new four-issue Future State: The Subsequent Batman in January.