Gotham Knights Reveals Criminals Murdered/Killed By Batman

The following contains spoilers for Gotham Knights Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot,” which premiered on The CW on March 14.

Gotham Knights confirmed that his universe’s Batman isn’t afraid to use lethal force.

In the series’ first episode, Duela Doe (Olivia Rose Keegan), the Joker’s alleged daughter, is arrested and questioned on suspicion of killing the Dark Knight. District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins) states during an interview with Duela that she has the motivation to kill Batman to avenge her supposed father. Later in the pilot, Duela reveals to Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan), Bruce Wayne’s adopted son, that Batman killed the Joker.

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While Batman is known among DC fans for his very strict no-kill rule, live-action depictions of the character have been known to break it. Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s respective versions of the Caped Crusader have been shown to have no qualms about killing henchmen or criminals. Also, Christopher Nolan bent the rule in 2005 batman begins by having his Batman (Christian Bale) justify Ra’s al Ghul’s death via an exploding train with the line “I won’t kill you…but I don’t have to save you.” Even Iain Glen’s version of Batman on HBO Max Titans showed no aversion to inflicting death, and – just as on Gotham Knights — he also killed the Joker. Currently, George Clooney and Robert Pattinson are the only modern live-action Batmans who have refrained from using lethal force against their villains.

Jensen Ackles was almost Batman in Gotham Knights

David Miller as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Gotham Knights, but he wasn’t who the show originally wanted for the role. Collins recently revealed that they tried to get her former Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles to play Batman. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to reveal this, but we tried to come up with a solution for Jensen to play Batman on the show. It was a bit too complicated, but unfortunately Jensen was on another show at the time. . , and coordinating between two shows is difficult,” Collins explained. “So it didn’t work out in the end, but we tried.” Ackles currently voices Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Tomorrowverse, an animated shared universe comprised of five films releasing under Warner Bros.’ DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner. HomeEntertainment.

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Gotham Knights Season 1 will span 13 episodes and follow Turner Hayes as he forms an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies as they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. With the help of her best friend and formidable coder, Stephanie Brown, and Carrie Kelley/Robin, they work together to clear their name while protecting the streets of Gotham City.

New episodes of Gotham Knights airs Tuesdays on The CW.

Source: The CW

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