What if Batman existed in the real world? That’s the concept behind the upcoming mature-readers DC series Batman: The Imposter. Consider this an unofficial prequel to Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film, as Batman: The Imposter is written by the co-writer of the film, Mattson Tomlin.
“As a lifelong Batman fan, putting my spin on Gotham City has been a dream come true,” Tomlin said when Batman: The Imposter was first announced. “Taking the question of ‘What if Batman was real?’ as far as narratively possible conjured incredible potential that hasn’t recently been explored in the comics.”
Some will remember previous Batman storylines that aimed for a more realistic approach to DC’s Dark Knight such as Batman: Earth One, Gotham Central, and the ‘Year One’ Batman arc, but Tomlin appears to be aiming for something more with Batman: The Imposter.