Gotham Knights Devs Tell Us Why the Court of Owls Was Chosen as Antagonist

Now that Gotham Knights is finally out in the open, we now know more official information about the game, such as the fact that it’s scheduled to be released sometime next year. Gotham Knights takes place after Batman’s death, with the plot focusing more on his extended family, Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood, as a result.

Another thing is that we can now confirm, officially, that the Court of Owls will be the game’s primary villains as we have expected due to the numerous leaks.

That being said, Patrick Redding – Gotham Knights’ creative director – was recently in an interview with ComicBook, explaining the reasons as to why they chose the Court of Owls as the main antagonists.

ComicBook asked Redding if the reason why they chose this antagonist now is because they didn’t want to do another Joker story, or if the Court of Owls as an organization was an exciting concept to bring to the game.


In response, Redding said, “It just was such a good fit because one, we’re kicking things off with a very shocking event and then asking the question, ‘What happens to Gotham City as a consequence of that?’ Right?”

He goes on to explain that with Batman out of the picture, the Court of Owls now has ample opportunity to wreak havoc, especially after only hiding in the shadows “for a few hundred years.”

On a related note, the newer and younger heroes will now have their chance to shine in this version of Gotham that is overrun by the Court of Owls.

“It’s driven by these young heroes who are not Batman and don’t necessarily philosophically do things the same way he would. And they represent the youth and collaboration and solving certain kinds of problems with a certain kind of fervor and a certain kind of youthful energy. Well, there’s no better antithesis to that, honestly, than The Court of Owls, which represents corrupt, old, entrenched power and wealth…”

Gotham Knights is scheduled to release in 2021 the following gaming platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

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