The CW held its upfront presentation today, and teased the annual Arrowverse crossover event.
“” star shared the big news himself:
“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. 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.”
The CW boss Mark Pedowitzthey’re “adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse,” describing the crossover as “another full-throttled, action-packed event.”
The DC Comics character of Batwoman, aka, was reimagined in New 52. Kate happens to be a Jewish lesbian, which has a lot of fans excited (or wary) for more on-screen representation.
This will be the first time we’re seeing Gotham in the Arrowverse, after its existence was teased a few times — including when Oliver Queen name-droped Bruce Wayne. This will also be the first time any screen has shown Batwoman, Pedowitz noted.
Fans have strong hopes and fears for The CW’s take on Batwoman:
So… pretty excited to fight alongside Batwoman.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell)
REMEMBER WHEN THEY ASKED WHEN WILL BATMAN APPEAR AND EMILY REPLIED “AFTER BATWOMAN APPEARS” MY BIIIIIITCH
— lani (@stevesfelicity)
if sara lance gets within 100 feet of Batwoman…
— ًhotty mcthotty (@NubiasPrince)
BATWOMAN IS JOINING THE ARROWVERSE??? KATE IM GON GET U OUTTA THERE I PROMISE YOU
— annika (@batswaynes)
is too important, she is iconic. It’s the first time we are getting a live version of the character. I don’t beg but I beg you, , make her right. Respect her story. Choose the right actress. Don’t screw it up, please!
— Ladies of Comics (@ladiesofcomics)
Yes!is finally joining the !
— TV Guide (@TVGuide)
RT Wonder Woman
— Batman 🦇 (@GothamTDK)
Just imagining the amount of leather they’re going to make Batwoman wear on the CW
— Walt (@UberKryptonian)
Sara finds out‘s coming like 🦇
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency)
“When will Batman Appear?”
Emily: “After Batwoman Appears”
— 🌸🌼 (@LuluLemonLime83)
Batwoman is just Batgirl after she has her Batmitzvah.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt)
It’s not the right venue for the serious nature of her kind of character
I will NOT tolerate a dumbed down story for Batwoman
I will NOT tolerate the CW’s track record with lesbians
Not for Kate. Not. for. her.
— Batwoman NYC @ MegaCon (@batwoman_nyc)
Batwoman coming to the Errorverse is one of my biggest nightmares! I swear to god if they taint my beautiful lesbian queen I will LOSE IT!
— ˗ˏˋ Madame Canary ˎˊ˗ (@MzBlackCanary)
Implications of Batwoman coming to CW are off the charts. If this is a backdoor for a potential series…holy moley.
— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff)
my comic fan self is super excited for batwoman to be introduced in the arrowvers but i’m also worried because i don’t trust the cw and i don’t want them to ruin the character
— eva (@acasanvers)
So they’re introducing Batwoman in the crossover. If this isn’t related to Maggie it’s going to be another slap in the face.
— Inspector Boxer (@inspectorboxer)
Wait a minute…. is Alex secretly Batwoman???
Is she really Alexandra “Kate” Danvers… redhead… ex-military… lesbian… almost got shown getting married to Maggie Sawyer 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
— dusted (@zrhueiao)
Who is gonna join me in raiding the CW if they bring Batwoman in but not Maggie Sawyer.
— Nia (@miss_niax)
WE DESERVEAS OKAY THANKS FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK
— iqra • (@theiqranator)
This makes me happy!Glad you’re a Batwoman fan like the rest of us!
— Tragic Origin Story (@R3dKryptonite)
Not sure where Batwoman will fit into the DC/CW universe, but if she ends up having her own show, she’d be a new lesbian lead.
— Dana Piccoli (@DanaPiccoli)
Yasssss! Perfect time to bringback!
— Love, Maggie | #SANVERS | 👮🏽♀️ (@Crazyukfan2005)
If Jamie Alexander wasn’t busy with Blindspot, I’d say she’ d make a good Batwoman.
— Mary (@Marysocontrary2)
The Arrowverse’s butchering of the Black Canary mantle is an example of why they should be the LAST ones to bring us Kate.
Bring her to thetv shows!
— Gabriel (@DiabloRobotico)
Time to bring her back👇andtoo.
— Love, Maggie #❤ (@Amy_Backers_xD)
If Batwoman is not a latina I’m calling out the CW. Give us a latina superhero. It’s about damn time . Preferably Puerto Rican 😂🤣😅
— TVFanmaniacinthemothaf@ckinghouse (@TVFanmaniac)
— Oh Frack! (@OlicityDreams)
The crossover will air in December, and we’ll be hearing a lot more about it — including casting — in the months to come.
Meanwhile, The CW just revealed, moving “Supergirl” to Sundays and “Arrow” to Mondays.
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