Batwoman is officially coming to The CW's Arrowverse. While the Caped Crusader himself has yet to make his way to any of the DC shows on the network, we're getting one step closer and, in some ways, are getting something more special in the form of Batwoman this fall. The network announced that the DC character will make her debut during this year's Arrowverse crossover event during their upfront presentation, which laid out their plans for the upcoming fall season.
"This is the first time ever that Batwoman makes a live-action appearance on any screen," said CW president Mark Pedowitz on stage during the presentation. Arrow star Stephen Amell was also on hand to discuss the upcoming crossover event and to hype up the impending arrival of the female counterpart to Batman. Amell expressed his excitement and said that the crossover between The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow will arrive in December. Here's what he had to say about it.
"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 annual Arrowverse crossover has done well for The CW and brings with it a whole lot of action and surprises. While it would have been totally surprising to just drop Batwoman on DC fans unexpectedly, it makes sense for the network to want to get this out there in order to build some hype. Mark Pedowitz also said on stage that Gotham City will finally be making its way to the network's corner of the DC universe, which has been a long time coming.
"We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse. This will be another full-throttled action packed event."
With Gotham and Batwoman both coming this year, one has to wonder if Batman isn't far behind. Superman already appeared on Supergirl after all. In the world of DC Comics, Batwoman made her first appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #233 in 1956. Throughout most of her history, Kathy Kane served as the woman behind the mask, with Kate Kane taking up the mantle in 2006. Batwoman was initially introduced as a love interest for Batman but has evolved over the years. In animation, the character has appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, The New Batman Adventures, Batman vs. Robin and Batman: New Blood. But this upcoming appearance on The CW will mark her first ever appearance in live-action, which makes it rather significant.
While no specific premiere date has been set for this year's crossover, it will take place in December over the course of three nights from Sunday through Tuesday. During the presentation, some artwork was shown on stage that teased the arrival of Batwoman, which you can check out for yourself below. Currently, there is no word on who might be playing the part, but we should be hearing word of that sooner rather than later. This news comes to us courtesy of Deadline.