“I’m working on [New Gods] now and a secret TV show thing that hasn’t been announced,” King told EW. “DC was kind enough to see that doing all that and a twice-monthly Batman would be tough. So they divided the Batman book into two monthly books, Batman and Batman/Catwoman. Bat/Cat will complete this epic story we’ve been telling and lead to this game-changing moment I’ve been hinting at. Batman will…well, I can’t tell you, but it’s very cool. But, because of the beats that will be handled in Batman, I have more room for my storylines in Bat/Cat, which means that the twelve issues can cover all of the story that was part of the original plan.”
While DC has yet to announce the creative team taking over the core Batman series in 2020, it appears the series will remain closely intertwined with King’s Batman/Catwoman story. King’s comments also serve as confirmation that the shift from Batman to Batman/Catwoman won’t impact the major, status quo altering change he teased in May. King told us, “This is the biggest story I’ve ever told and maybe we’ll ever tell in terms of affecting how a character that is a part of our conscious exists.”
The EW interview reveals another interesting bit of news about King’s upcoming Batman work, confirming that Catwoman will rejoin the series’ cast in July’s Batman #75. That issue kicks off the climactic “City of Bane” story arc, as the Dark Knight regroups and works to reclaim Gotham from a victorious Bane. Issue #75 will mark the first encounter between Batman and Catwoman since Bruce was left at the altar in last year’s Batman #50.
As for what this mystery TV project might be, we can only hope King will have more to reveal soon. It may be another DC-based project like New Gods, or it could be entirely unconnected to King’s comic book work. Let us know if you have any theories in the comments below.
In other Batman/Catwoman news, earlier this week DC teased that Batman: The Animated Series villain The Phantasm will finally make her comic book debut in the series next year.
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