The DC Fandom presentation featured a panel on Batman’s near future in comics. As it became known, screenwriter John Ridley, known for the movie “12 Years a Slave”, is working on a secret project that will have a significant impact on Batman. Artist Ladrönn and designer Nick Derington will work with him on the project.
The mini-comic will include four numbers, where not Bruce Wayne will become Batman, but a completely new character. Ridley explained:
I can say that if I write Batmans, then there is a greater than 47% chance that he will be a man of color.
Ridley noted that the story will focus on the family of Lucius Fox, an ally and creator of the gadgets that Batmans uses.
Fox has a family, and this family has secrets that they keep secret from each other. This is a slightly different dynamic than the familiar Batmans.
With the entire Batmans line of comics being shaken up by Joker War, the story of such an extraordinary Batman may present an interesting perspective.
The premiere of the new comic is scheduled for January 2021.