As part of DC’s celebration of the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary, Batman is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The famous Walk of Fame is home to several thousand bronze stars, each one commemorating a different cultural icon, from famous actors and singers to fictional characters.
Apart from being the anniversary of Batman’s first published appearance, 2019 also marks the 3-decade milestone since the release of Tim Burton’s Batman. Even though the star will not be placed until 2020, this move is an obvious extension of DC’s campaign to keep Batman front and center throughout 2019.
Ironically, Mark Hamill, known not only for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker, but also as the voice of Batman’s nemesis The Joker, also received a star of his own last year.
“This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of 35 artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood. Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories”, selection committee chair and Walk of Fame honoree, Vin Di Bona said.
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