After Stephen Amell teased a big reveal last Sunday, concerning the CW’s small screen DC universe. Today’s The CW upfront presentation finally revealed the big news. The next DC Crossover will introduce the character of Batwoman and the location Gotham City.
Arrow star Stephen Amell was the one to share the big news this Thursday, “We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character,” Amell stated. “For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.”
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This will be the first live action appearance of Batwoman. The character is well known to be lesbian and her main love interest, Maggie Sawyer, has already appeared on the Supergirl show, played by Floriana Lima. Leading many to speculate whether a return is on the cards for Maggie next season.
CW boss Mark Pedowitz elaborated on the inclusion of Gotham, “We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse… This will be another full-throttled, action-packed event.”
Batwoman, not to be confused with the character of Batgirl, is a character who was created by writer Edmond Hamilton and artist Sheldon Moldoff in 1956, at a time when DC was trying to expand Batman’s supporting cast.
The character was first introduced as Kathy Kane, but was reinvented in the modern era as the now more widely known Kate Kane. In the comics, she is the cousin of Bruce Wayne, but is a superhero in her own right. Despite being a member of the bat family, Batwoman has been an entirely independent character and has even been the lead in her own comic series, as well as Detective Comics in 2009-2010 and more recently in Rebirth.
Fans will be excited about the inclusion of a major Batman character and location, and may be wondering where this could lead in the future.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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