Getting a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the highest honors that someone in the entertainment industry can achieve. As it turns out, even characters from fiction can be recognized for their contributions to pop culture. Next year, Hollywood’s best and brightest will be joined by none other than Bruce Wayne himself. Variety brings word that Batman will receive a star on the Walk of Fame at a ceremony in 2020.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced the full list of 2020 recipients earlier today. Other honorees include Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, 50 Cent, Octavia Spencer, Billy Idol, and Dave Chappelle. Ironically enough, Burt Ward, who starred as Robin on the 1960s Batman series, will be honored with his own star. MCU veterans Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Laurence Fishburne (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage) also made the cut.
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Hot on the heels of his 80th anniversary, Batman will be the first comic book superhero to receive a star on the historic site. However, he isn’t the first fictional character to receive the honor. The Walk of Fame has previously inducted Snoopy, Godzilla, Kermit the Frog, and The Simpsons.
Now that the Dark Knight is joining the Walk of Fame, the next step is to pick someone to preside over his induction ceremony. It seems likely that the committee will choose either an actor or a director who has brought the character to life onscreen. On the other hand, Ward could emcee the ceremony and use the opportunity to pay tribute to Adam West.
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