Well, for one thing, the network’s DCEU franchise is finally going there and dealing with the 400-pound caped crusader in the room, and in the case of Arrow, finally bringing Batwoman and The Arrowverse version of Gotham to the screen. As one might expect when dealing with super-opinionated genre fans, the casting of Batwoman did not go without thorough commentary by the fans accompanied by the usual negativity by haters.
As filming on the much-hyped Arrowverse crossover “Elseworlds” begins, The CW has unveiled the first official look at Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in her full Batwoman costume. Created by award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, the super suit draws plenty of inspiration from the comics, from the flowing red wig to the mask to the dramatic cape.
Rose was cast in the role all the way back in May, but few details about the character, this time around, are known. The new photo, though, lets fans know what to expect. With her lips curled in a menacing grimace, Batwoman sports an all-black costume with a red bat symbol and a red belt to match her wig. Rose will play Batwoman in “Elseworlds” before going on to headline her own Batwoman pilot. The potential series will be overseen by producer Greg Berlanti and written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who will also serve as the showrunner.
A lot has been said about this year’s crossover event which is now a yearly tradition involving the DCTV shows for the last several years. This year’s annual DC crossover event on The CW is shaping up to be a big one, virtually bringing a Justice League type story to the home screen that is also featuring several new characters — including Batwoman and Lois Lane, and the return of Superman. As more information about this year’s crossover event has been surfacing it is now known that In addition to introducing Batwoman into the DCTV mix, “Elseworlds” will also feature the villainous Monitor, who, in the comics, played a significant role in perhaps the most crucial event in DC comics history: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Rumors are circulating this could be the final seasons of both Arrow and The Flash
DCTV returns to The CW this fall with The Flash leading the charge on Tuesday, Oct. 9 with its Season 5 premiere at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by Season 2 of Black Lightning at 9 pm. Supergirl will follow the next week on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 pm, with Arrow the next day on Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 pm. Finally, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 PM. The highly-anticipated crossover will air over three nights, starting on Sunday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 11.