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Bob Kane to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame next week

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Bob Kane to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame next week

Batman co-creator Bob Kane will receive the 2,562nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Held in front of the Guinness World Records Museum, the event will also see Batman presented with the title of “Most Film Adaptations of a Comic Book Character.” Director Zack Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee will speak at the ceremony, where the Batmobile from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be on display.

Kane’s posthumous star in the motion picture category was announced in June 2014. He was nominated by his widow Elizabeth Kane, with Warner Bros. and DC Comics assisting in the process. To receive a star on the Walk of Fame, an individual must be nominated, and then approved by a selection committee; the $30,000 fee for the actual star is typically sponsored by an outside part, such as a fan club or movie studio.

The dedication will take place a little more than a month after DC announced it will acknowledge the late Bill Finger, the long-unsung co-creator of Batman, Robin, The Joker and other enduring characters, in the credits of Gotham and Batman v. Superman. The recently released preview of Dark Knight Universe Presents: The Atom #1 also indicates a change to the comic book credits: Instead of the familiar “Batman created by Bob Kane,” it reads, “Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.”

Fans are encouraged to come in costume to the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony, held Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6764 Hollywood Blvd. The event will also be live-streamed on the Walk of Fame website.

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