Tom King Confirms to Seth Meyers That Batman Will… SPOILERS!!!
Comic book writer Tom King stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss his current projects, Mister Miracle and Batman. While most of the interview was idle chitchat, King did confirm an important plot aspect in the upcoming wedding between Batman and Catwoman.
Warning: Spoilers, people!
Dressed in a black suit with white buttoned-up shirt, Tom King first talked about his time in the CIA as a counter-terrorism expert. Seth Meyers asked the author if his apparel was similar to what he would wear in the field. However, King explained that his persona was complete comic book nerd. “Most of my colleagues would go into a situation dressed as total James Bond… I would get on an airplane. I would spill on myself, I would read comic books. I would have graphic novels with me. I would be me and they would go ‘That guy could never be CIA, let him in…’”
After joking around about our nation’s security, Meyers turned the topic to King’s on-going maxi-series Mister Miracle. Seth commented that the character of (Glorious) Godfrey looked an awful lot like the late night host. King admitted that Mitch Gerads did use Meyers as a reference but joked that King and his collaborator would deny this if ever officially asked. Meyers jokingly promised not to pursue legal action.
The conversation then turned to the comic book event of the Summer: the wedding of Batman and Catwoman. King confirmed that both characters will follow through and say ‘I Do’ by the conclusion of Batman #50. The story will then focus on whether it’s Bruce Wayne or Batman who married Catwoman.
Using his own wedding experience as inspiration, King explained that while Bruce Wayne/Batman is nervous about his nuptials and is madly in love with Selina Kyle/Catwoman, at the core of the story, who is marrying the cat burglar? ‘Is Batman, Bruce Wayne? Or is Bruce Wayne a disguise? And is Batman the real person? If Batman is the real person and Bruce Wayne is the disguise, does Batman get in the tux with the mask?’ Readers will have to wait until next month to find out who will arrive at the altar.
The latest issue of Mister Miracle, issue #9, is available in stores now.
The landmark 50th issue of Batman will premiere in stores and digital formats on July 4th.