Arrow — “Elseworlds, Part 2” — Image Number: AR709d_0403r — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — ÃÂ© 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
During this year’s crossover event The CW brought us the inclusion of Batwoman into the Arrowverse. With next season being Arrow‘s last, Batwoman looks to be the new addition to the already established universe.
The CW released two images from the upcoming Batwoman pilot (both seen above). The first is Ruby Rose in the streets of Gotham with her motorcycle, but the second image is the more appealing of the two in terms of speculation. As you can see, the Batsuit is seen in the background. Batman has often been teased in the Arrowverse, so will this mean we may actually get to see the caped crusader? Well, unfortunately not anytime soon. As mentioned in the crossover event, Batman has been missing for years as he left Gotham, which then made way for Batwoman to takeover watching the city.
Sarah Schechter is an executive producer for the series, and had previously mentioned the lacking status of Batman in an interview with The Wrap:
“It’s a post-Batman Gotham City. What is it like after these heroes leave?”
For some, it may be unfortunate that we will not get to see our beloved hero on the small screen, but I prefer keeping him off of television. Nods like this, and the ending of Gotham are fine, but I think Batman is a specific character who needs to be seen on a larger scale in order to do him justice (if he is portrayed well). None-the-less, the suit looks pretty cool. What do you think of it? Is it better than the final suit on Gotham? Are you upset we will not get to see Batman on the show, or do you think it is better they do without? Will you be watching Batwoman or will you be taking a pass? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!
Below is a synopsis for Batwoman:
“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Batwoman debuts on Sundays at 8 pm ET this fall on The CW.