It looks as if the fourth season of ‘Gotham‘ which is set to bring us Bruce Wayne on his path to becoming Batman, is going to be using two iconic story arcs to help tell the tale. Fans of ‘Batman: Year One’ and ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ should have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season as long as the creators don’t play too loose with the source material! The news came from the writer and producer John Stephens from the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel where he revealed that the first half of the season was taking its cues from ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ while the second half which is more of the development of Wayne into the Dark Knight will be using ‘Batman: Year One’ as its guide.
The news came from the writer and producer John Stephens from the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel where he revealed that the first half of the season would be taking its cues from ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ while the second half, which is more of the development of Wayne into the Dark Knight, will be using ‘Batman: Year One’ as its guide.
We already know that the series doesn’t follow the source material to the letter but tries to adapt them to the world which has been created.
In ‘The Long Halloween’ we see a tale penned by Marvel TV’s head honcho Jeph Loeb back in 1996 and 1997. In the story, we watched as a serial killer named Holiday kills someone once a month. It is an earlier story for Wayne as Batman and includes quite a few of his villains such as the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Solomon Grundy, Scarecrow, Catwoman, the Penguin, and the Joker. If we go with Jerome being the Joker then we’ve already been introduced to all of these characters on television so it wouldn’t be much of a stretch here for the series to adapt.
For the second half of the season, ‘Batman: Year One, which was created by Frank Miller with David Mazzucchelli on the artwork, will be the driving the series. Dating back to 1987, it told the story of the first year of Bruce becoming Batman which would fit what we know about this season.
As both of these were early stories about The Caped Crusader, it would make sense to have them be part of the framework for Bruce evolving into the iconic superhero we know so well.
Are you happy to hear that ‘Gotham’ will be adapting ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ and ‘Batman: Year One’? Which aspects of these two stories do you feel will be included or ignored? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant