In the “distant future,” Bruce has died and Selina “decides to settle an old score without having to worry about the Batman objecting. Catwoman is serving a very cold dish: Revenge.”
The present will usher in the Phantasm’s debut in the comics. The iconic villain who was first introduced in the best Batman movie ever made, the animated film Mask of the Phantasm, returns to Gotham, “calling into question how each character chooses to operate in their costumed, and personal, lives, and any move by Phantasm could change the fate of Bruce and Selina’s future.”
And what Batman story is complete without the Clown Prince of Crime? As he did the last time the Phantasm showed up to torture Bruce, the Joker will introduce a bit of chaos to the story.
DC teases that “what [the Joker] did in the past is going to have direct consequences on today and tomorrow. Batman’s greatest foe will intervene any time Batman and Catwoman try to take steps towards peace—he already robbed fans of a Bat/Cat wedding celebration! Any change in the Caped Crusader’s life will be matched with the chaos of the Clown Prince of Crime…and the Joker’s not leaving any witnesses. Not even a gargoyle. Will Selina make good on her final kill?”
Speaking to King at NYCC 2019, the writer told Den of Geek that “if you think [King’s] Vision [series] changed Vision forever, Batman/Catwoman will change Batman and Catwoman forever.”