It’s an era of superhero movies and a better time than any to honor their creators. As such, the name of late comic book author and co-creator Bob Kane comes to mind when one ponders just who will get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. That recent decision came with a new announcement from Maureen Schultz, Chairwoman of the Walk of Fame selection committee for 2014-2015, according to a new report from Comicbook.com
Together with undercredited writer Bill Finger and inker Jerry Robinson, Kane helped manifest one of the most celebrated superheroes in comic book and entertainment history, all right from of their platform at Detective Comics starting in 1939. At least nine actors have brought the iconic crimefighter to life through live action film and television, animation and video games, in addition to countless others paying their own tribute to the role in numerous independently made online projects in recent years. And in light of a new Warner exhibit along with actor Ben Affleck’s current gig as the Dark Knight himself in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Justice League, and a currently-rumored standalone Batman movie in 2016, 2017 and 2019, respectively, it would only make sense to honor Kane‘s memory in such a way at this point.
Kane was 83 when he passed away back in 1998, so this is long deserved and a great way to solidify his legacy.