If WB was smart they would scrap everything in their DC Films (except for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman) and just fold it all into the Arrowverse DC shows of CW.
Greg Berlanti and Co. have a working formula that has worked for years and now, they are bringing in…BATWOMAN!
It will mark the first time ever that the character will make her appearance on any screen, CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed at The CW’s upfront Thursday.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
The CW’s annual Arrow-verse crossover is introducing a new DC Comics favorite.
Arrow star Stephen Amell announced Thursday at the network’s upfront presentation that Batwoman will be introduced during the network’s annual crossover event.
CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that the introducing of Batwoman will be the first time the character will make an appearance “on any screen.” The character will be “fighting alongside” The CW’s heroes, Amell said, with the crossover airing in December. Additional details, including a character description for The CW character or actress, were immediately available.
Also new for The CW’s annual crossover between DC Entertainment’s Greg Berlanti dramas including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow: the city of Gotham will be incorporated into the Arrow-verse, a natural extension given the introduction of Batwoman.
Batwoman was created by writer Edmond Hamilton and artist Sheldon Moldoff under the direction of editor Jack Schiff, as part of an ongoing effort to expand Batman’s cast of supporting characters. Batwoman began appearing in DC Comics stories beginning with Detective Comics #233 (1956), in which she was introduced as a love interest for Batman in order to combat the allegations of Batman’s homosexuality arising from the controversial book Seduction of the Innocent (1954).
After a long hiatus, Batwoman was reintroduced to DC continuity in 2006 in the seventh week of the publisher’s year-long 52 weekly comic book. Reintroduced as Kate Kane, the modern Batwoman began operating in Gotham City in Batman’s absence following the events of the company-wide crossover Infinite Crisis (2005). The modern Batwoman is written as being of Jewish descent and as a lesbian in an effort by DC editorial staff to diversify its publications and better connect to modern-day readership. Described as the highest-profile gay superhero to appear in stories published by DC, Batwoman’s sexual orientation drew wide media attention following her reintroduction, as well as both praise and criticism from the general public.