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Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: A Life In The Family by kinjamin Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: A Life In The Family by kinjamin
- This is kind of the Christmas special of the Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue pieces I've done. I think it's amazing how many artworks there are of the Bat family together. It's kind of a testament how much love people have for the characters.. and the fact they really want them all to be one big happy family. So while John Blake/Grayson here alludes to trouble back in Gotham, this really is my version of a happy ending for Bruce and Selina. They really do grow old together, have kids, and leave a path for the next generation.

- Doing the Poison Ivy character study next, but wanted to do something a little more fun before I tackled her darker story.

- In love with the idea that Bruce and Selina no longer wearing black symbolizes they were able to leave their former lives behind. So I followed suit.

- I realize it's really irresponsible for the Bat kids to be wearing Summer clothes that correspond to their respective hero suits.. but I really just wanted to avoid any confusion. (In case you still don't know who's who, from left to right, that's Damian, Helena, Terry, Blake, Barbara, Stephanie (bottom), Jason, Tim, and Cassie

- Speaking of, a piece for Tim and Jason will happen sometime in the future. This isn't an accurate full interpretation here since they're out of costume.

- My idea is that Robin-John and Barbara take some of the more talented kids at the orphanage and form something of a Bat academy. So Tim, Steph, and Cassie train under them.

- Cassie's snorkel is similar to her Black Bat mask.

- Contrary to what you may think, my math is NOT off. When this occurs, here are the approximate ages:
- Bruce: 57 (Tom Hank's age.. also my Dad's age. My Dad is actually in better shape than I am)
- Selina: 47 (Around Halle Berry's age... who, as you know, still looks fantastic. She had Helena right away, and Terry way later.)
- Terry is around 5 here.
- Helena: 18
- Damian: 19 (Has been fighting crime way longer than his sister.. for about a decade. Unfortunately for him, he inherits his mother's height. Helena towers over him.)
- John: 38 (Has been Batman for a decade and a half)
- Barb: 34

And the other kids are college years like Helena and Damian.

(As an aside, and for people's information, Harley is in her 40s around this time. She fights Batman II while in her 30s. She didn't take over Arkham Asylum right away -- the position Crane left was vacant for years because no one wanted to take the job)

- I hope no one tries to call me out to tell me Terry's parents are Warren and Mary McGinnis. Because in an episode of Justice League, it was revealed Bruce is actually his biological father. The explanation is super ridiculous, so for the sake of streamlining, just wanted to call out he is straight-up the son of Batman and Catwoman.
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CamiloSama Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Artist
Barbara have a same age that Dick
HeroUniverse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I always wanted Terry to be the son of Bruce and Selina! Thank you! If Nolan were to make more BM movies, he should of hired you! :D Also check out my work.
AJTalon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Writer
I just hope to see Stephanie Brown soon. She is my favorite.
Shibbypower2468 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Nicely done. I really want to hear more about this "situation back in Gotham", and I also wanna see a good Cassie page and Tim page like the others. But I've read all of the epilogue stuff and I have fell in love with it. I have also read you MoS Prologue Stuff too. Very good too. But overall your TDKR Epilogue work is so good. Christopher Nolan would be pleased! Please keep going man. You have great ideas in your head.
BigManD88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Very nicely done, especially with the clean slate allowing for the familiar name change.
nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Interestingly enough, the excellent webcomic "Batman and Sons" also had Terry as the son of Bruce and Selina.
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Valeria262 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
wish we'd see something like this happen to bruce for once, pretty sure he deserves a happy ending
BlackStagPublishing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some great production and writers for your mind movies.
Valeria262 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
when did damian have time to be born?
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
better explained in another piece...…
GreemX79 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
So, why does Steph say come to Auntie Steph?
TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Wondering why terry doesn't have blue eyes but then realize he's Bruce Wayne (bales) & Anne hathaways son, still bale actually has Hazel eyes so terry can have hazel eyes too.
Wildlordzero Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013

There will a epilogue for Tim, Steph and Cassie?

And someone beat you whit the ideia of Terry being Bruce and Selina son.

kinjamin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I never said I was the first with the idea. Doing something with Tim - but not in his own epilogue
Wildlordzero Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I know, it only a note.
nas690 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
If this situation causes Bruce to be batman, will The Joker come back like in The Dark Knight Returns?
kinjamin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yah I'm inclined to say the Joker definitely comes out of his coma at some point
BenRG Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I don't know what's going down but it must be big if it got the entire Bat-Clan together (including people who despise each-other like Tim, Damien and Jason).
ztenzila Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I am loving the idea of this ...the bat family has arrived and yes Terry is born 
But erm where does Bruce Wayne get those scars from ...a wolverine battle ?

and also the logic of Terry being Bruce's son in Batman Beyond is not ridiculous at all
because its a cartoon,you can do anything you want to do...its an escapism and also 
nano technology is a ridiculous idea as well where technology can be us and remember Tim Drake turning into the Joker ?

Good work and I love it 
BenRG Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
The life of the Bat is not an easy one. Those scars? Bruce has lots of them; some of them visible and others... less so. It's the price you pay for trying to fulfil the Mission.
ztenzila Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
very good reference point about the scars :D 
kinjamin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yeah I know its a cartoon.. but I felt like it was an afterthought that was placed there years later in JLU.  I mean if you have the tech to remap the genetic makeup that Terry's not-Dad passes on to his son, then why not just test tube make a Batman heir?  Cartoon logic aside, I just think it's a lot neater that Terry is Bruce's direct son.
Nilihas Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Ive noticed you made Jason look like JGL older brother. was that intentional? awesome work.
nahrikira Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oooo I love it all but I would really love to hear Jasons story (seeing as you you didn't include him as one of the orphan kids) Pretty please.


phantompaladin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
dude love these you going to do Jason Tim Cassie and Steph epilogues
Commadore-Shuey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I like this concept and would like to see more of Jason, Tim, Cass and Steph.  Maybe you could bring more of their actual story in to them like you did with Terry.  OH THAT IS SO COOL WHAT YOU DID WITH HIM!  I like the bat family, but my favorites are the Robins.  (Well except fro Damian) I want to see more of the Bat Family.
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Heh, nice way to integrate Mr. McGinnish into the mythos while keeping the biological ties between him and Wayne!
avisciciulli Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is seriously brilliant. Your art is great, but your stories/concepts for the Bat-universe are amazing. Why weren't you tapped to lead up the New 52????!!
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks! I appreciate it - thats high praise. Yes, there's definitely a lot of New 52 I wish they'd undo.
avisciciulli Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I threw this together after seeing your work. I was fascinated with the way Nolan played with the timeline after Rises and had created my own sort of timeline for it. When I saw your work, I wanted to incorporate it in. I wound up needing to use a Google docs GANTT chart plugin to pull it off, then dropped images in in InDesign. The GANTT chart took like two days on/off! Again, awesome work! 

kinjamin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh my God! That's freaking amazing!!! I'm honored you'd put this together!
avisciciulli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Your ideas on the characters' origins made quite the impression!
allen-mikk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Fanboy levels rising... 30%

... 42%

....... 8001%
XD00175 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is seriously one of the best things I've ever seen. I love that you brought everyone into your epilogue, but I especially love Cass and Stephanie being there. Old Damian is great, something I wish we could see in the comics.
DanielDevrell Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Everything about this is amazing. Love how their name is McGinnis now. I immediately thought "Oooh because of Terry, and Bruce is Terry's actual father." Brilliant that you added that little fact down the bottom, for good measure.
MarvelFan22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So would Babara, Cassandra, AND Stephanie ALL be Batgirl, or would they have there own identities?
kinjamin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
actually I envisioned it some kind of program where Barb was the first batgirl training the other two to eventually be Batgirls.. and take on 'Spoiler' and 'Black Bat' as codenames during that training.
foxmaster55 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
They should have made Terry be Bruce and Selena's son in the first place. That would hve made much more sense
SasukeFlockaUchiha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Love it!
celticgrun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I'm really happy that you incorporated Terry in the Nolan Universe. I loved Batman Beyond as a kid, and the loved the character Terry. I agree with you about the JLU episode "Epilogue" while it's cool that Terry is Bruce's son, the whole idea of how he came to be Bruce's son was a little complicated. I loved that you just made Terry the son of Bruce and Selena.
Your concept and design for the whole Bat clan is really great, I loved how you incorporated all the characters in the Nolan Universe. Honestly, I was somewhat disappointed that none of the actual robin characters were not in the movie, so I love your idea of how Richard Grayson became John Blake. I have enjoyed looking at your concept and ideas and looking forward at seeming more of your art.
kinjamin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I think you hit all the beats I wanted to convey. I'm glad someone recognized it.
NekoLLX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
well Serogates exist now (womon wo loan out their woumb for artifical insemination) so you could EASILY have someone obsessed with Bruce have Mrs. McGinginis having trouble conciving with her husband go for artifical insemination wit hher husbans sperm (also active procedure today) only for a swap to happen behind the scenes.
CartoonNetworkgal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A story where the bat family goes on a vacation, similar to this one in my gallery!
CartoonNetworkgal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one!
TheDarkRedbird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Lol Oh dear xD This is cool. Not totally what I'd do with Jason, but still, it's pretty damn funny :3
HelloIamGracie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad the two love... mammals (bats are [I'm pretty damned sure] the only flying mammal and cat's are mammals too, I was going to say birds, but, there's a character named Robin... ANYWHO) I'm glad that they expanded their family! But you'll have to do some more panels to explain to me who the four people on right are, the two guys and two girls. Because I am not familiar with them. And I love how you incorporated Anne Hathaway's hair now into the comic! Looking forward to more, if you plan on making them... which I hope you do! I'll put you on my deviantWATCH!
kinjamin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The remaining four are Tim Drake & Jason Todd (Robin II and III respectively in the comics) and Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Crain (Batgirl II and III) --- the idea being Robin and Barbara created some kind of academy via the orpahnage.
NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice spin on their costumes
mbembet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
this is just epic!
you should direct the Batman reboot
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