Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Gotham: Zero Year"

The fifth and final season of the "Batman" prequel TV series "Gotham", will adapt DC Comics' 11-part "Zero Year" "Batman" titles, written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and Rafael Albuquerque, according to "Gotham" executive producer John Stephens:

"...'Bruce Wayne' returns to 'Gotham City' after being declared dead. He dons a disguise and fights 'Red Hood One', and discovers he has much to learn if he wants to fight the new breed of costumed criminals plaguing 'Gotham'. Bruce meets with his maternal uncle, 'Philip Kane', but refuses to take over 'Wayne Enterprises'.

"In a flashback, Bruce's father shows him a black orb, used for showing a three-dimensional map from inside a building. 'Edward Nygma', Philip's strategist, tries to get Philip to arrange Bruce's murder, in order to gain public sympathy and avoid a power struggle. After Philip refuses, Edward hires the 'Red Hood Gang' to murder Bruce.

"In disguise once again, Bruce rescues 'Oswald Cobblepot' from Red Hood One and takes a sample of the gang leader's blood, but fails to find who it belongs to. 

"After Bruce has an argument with 'Alfred', the latter leaves and Bruce meets with Philip, who against Bruce's will, debuts him to the public. After Bruce retreats from the media, he meets with Nygma. He then goes to his brownstone, where he is attacked by the Red Hood Gang. The gang beats Bruce to a pulp, and the leader tells him that the Waynes' deaths changed him too.

"Bruce then retreats to 'Wayne Manor', where 'Alfred Pennyworth' treats his injuries. Using the camera orb, Bruce finds the cave of bats he fell into as a child. Bruce finds his destiny as the orb falls and breaks..."

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