17 Facts About Gotham City


Gotham City, or simply Gotham, is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of the superhero Batman and his allies and foes.

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Gotham City is traditionally depicted as being located in the U S state of New Jersey.

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Gotham City is the home of Batman, just as Metropolis is home to Superman, and the two heroes often work together in both cities.

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Suggestions of other Gotham City histories include a founding date of 1820 seen in a city seal in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.

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In Batman: Gothic, Gotham City Cathedral plays a central role for the story, as it is built by Mr Whisper, the story's antagonist.

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Live-action TV series Gotham was filmed in New York City and was an important requirement of the show's creative team.

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Gotham City is featured heavily in Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond and makes cameo appearances in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Static Shock.

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The episode "Harlequinade" states that Gotham City has a population of approximately 10 million people.

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Gotham City was first shown in the Arrowverse as part of "Elseworlds", a 2018 crossover storyline among the shows, which introduced Batwoman, although it had been referred to several times previously.

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Themed lands meant to represent Gotham City have been physically constructed in several different theme parks around the world.

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The look of Gotham City was overseen by production designer Anton Furst, who won an Oscar for supervising the art department.

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Furst stated Batman was "definitely based in many ways on the worst aspects of New York Gotham City" and was inspired by Andreas Feininger's photographs of 1940s New York.

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Ling's vision of Gotham City was a luminous and outlandish evocation of modern Expressionism and Constructivism.

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However, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City was deliberately set in New Jersey to honor Gotham's location in the comic books.

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In Batman Begins, Nolan desired that Gotham appeared as a large, modern city that nonetheless reflected a variety of architecture styles and periods, as well as different socioeconomic strata.

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Gotham City appears in several video games, including Batman Begins, DC Universe Online, and Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.

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Gotham City appears as a location in the 2017 video game Fortnite Battle Royale as part of a crossover in commemoration of Batman's 80th anniversary.

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