With comic books focusing on increasing diversity and inclusivity, we’ve seen some rather interesting changes with a variety of iconic characters. Now it appears Bruce Wayne’s Batman could be the next character to be given such a change. Specifically, Batman has now been hinted to be bisexual by DC Comics.
The hint occurs in the latest issue of Batman: The Knight #5. The issue features a moment where young Bruce Wayne approaches a fellow trainee named Anton. The two look at one another’s eyes and it appears that they’re about to move in for a kiss before being interrupted. While this isn’t an explicit confirmation that Batman is bisexual, it’s certainly a pretty big hint that he is.
Here it is below:
Batman Potentially just got confirmed to be Bisexual, that’s pretty cool
you just know some of THOSE people are gonna act like this completely ruins the character 💀 pic.twitter.com/0V8CVJlmn8
— Craig (@CS11__) May 16, 2022
This possible revelation comes not long after Tim Drake, one of several characters to become the masked superhero Robin, was confirmed to be bisexual. While Tim Drake’s bisexuality is much more apparent, it seems like the road has been paved to do the same with Batman. As such, we’ll have to see what happens to the character on that front.
As for now, fans are already reacting to the moment on social media. Here are some of their responses to the scene included in the comic book issue:
in the awkward period where DC has unironically, straight up just confirmed that batman is bisexual but the mainstream media hasn’t found out yet
— Neb | 🏳️🌈 (@NebsGoodTakes) May 16, 2022
I’m working on trying to fully explain my thoughts on the possibility of a bisexual Bruce, but I do get it.
Batman is a character who has dealt very closely with identity, inclusion my favorite comic. And because of that I think his character is relatable to people who are lgbt+
— Ngihton 🐿️ (@BatmanShiII) May 17, 2022
if batman is actually bisexual i will never shut up about it btw
— tim drake’s bff (real) 🎧 (@autisticdrake) May 16, 2022
if bruce wayne does actually turn out to be bisexual i dont think most people understand how huge that is. Batman is one of the BIGGEST most popular comic heroes right now. Having someone like him be lgbt is crucial representation and i think more people should know.
— esquer / robin 🛸 (@lescipher) May 17, 2022
Interestingly, one fan brought up a moment where Bruce Wayne has another similarly flirty moment with John Constantine from a recent issue of Batman: Urban Legends. You can see that moment also shared below:
cannot stop thinking about john constantine and batman in the latest issue of urban legends. there is NO heterosexual explanation for this. NONE WHATSOEVER. pic.twitter.com/lGHDJjGwE2
— jay (@foggymatthew) May 12, 2022
While Batman hasn’t yet been confirmed by DC to be bisexual, the building blocks have certainly been placed there. Only time will tell how they decide to handle this moment. But it’s safe to say that, at the very least, Bruce Wayne’s Batman appears to have been bi-curious as a young person to say the very least. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for further updates on this comic book character development as we have them.