How The CW’s Batwoman Will Handle Missing Batman

Last December we got our first look at Batwoman during the Arrowverse‘s Elseworlds crossover. During the second episode we met Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane as our heroes ventured into Gotham City. There we also learned that Batman had been missing for three years. So the question with a solo series for Batwoman possibly in the near future is how can you tell a Bat-family story without any appearance of the Dark Knight?

Talking with The Wrap, Batwoman executive producer Sarah Schechter talked about the direction that they are going to take Rose’s character, living in a word without Batman. “Batman is missing. What does that do when your heroes are gone and who steps into that void?” Schechter said. “What’s great about the restriction of just focusing on Batwoman is that we have to build a world for our character. It’s a character that people don’t really know.”

During what we have briefly seen of Gotham we saw a lot of Bat-references like iconic villains like The Riddler and Mr. Freeze not to mention traveling to well known locations like Arkham Asylum and the Bat signal. But we have seen Gotham and some it’s characters time and time again in films and television series. So what will make this series stand out from the rest? This is a question that can be answered by Lisa Soper who worked as production designer on Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and will now be working on bringing to life a CW version of Gotham City.

“[Gotham City] becomes these sort of Rorschach tests of the worlds that we live in when we make them, and the people who create them,” Schecter says. “The Gotham we talk about [in “Batwoman”] kind of reminds me of Johannesburg during apartheid. There’s a real difference between those that have and those that don’t.”

Yes we are all somewhat disappointed that we won’t see the Batman, but let’s not let if overshadow the fact that we are still getting Rose as Batwoman, something I did not think would ever happen. Also it will be great to see what kind of characters, locations and Easter eggs will appear week to week. Plus who knows? At one point we were told that Superman also wouldn’t appear on The CW and he has been on Supergirl many times.

What are your thoughts on a Batwoman series without Batman? Let us know in the comment section below!


The CW’s Batwoman currently developing it’s pilot episode.

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Source: The Wrap

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