The wait for a black Batmanto protect Gotham City could be nearly over. New reports claim the Dark Knight is set for a character takeover in the coming months.

According to reports, DC Comics is quietly gearing up for a new character to take over Batman’s duties.

The hot gossip coming out of comic book shows this weekend from a number of prominent sources, is that in the summer of 2020 leading into 2021, DC Comics is planning to bring us a black Batman. Not Bruce Wayne, but someone else donning the cowl and cape. Who this new Batman will be, I don’t know. All I have been told is that it won’t be Duke Thomas, the young man previously teased as taking on the role of Robin and Batman to come. (Bleeding Cool)

Earlier this year, social media discussed the possibility of a black actor taking on the role of Batman in a future film.

Earlier this year, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won an Academy Award and featured a lead African-American/Latino superhero.