The CW held its upfront presentation today, and teased the annual Arrowverse crossover event.
"Arrow" star Stephen Amell 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 Pedowitz confirmed that they'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 Kate Kane, 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) May 17, 2018
REMEMBER WHEN THEY ASKED WHEN WILL BATMAN APPEAR AND EMILY REPLIED "AFTER BATWOMAN APPEARS" MY BIIIIIITCH
— lani (@stevesfelicity) May 17, 2018
if sara lance gets within 100 feet of Batwoman... pic.twitter.com/wYwyQC6ocg
— ًhotty mcthotty (@NubiasPrince) May 17, 2018
BATWOMAN IS JOINING THE ARROWVERSE??? KATE IM GON GET U OUTTA THERE I PROMISE YOU
— annika (@batswaynes) May 17, 2018
#Batwoman 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, @TheCW, make her right. Respect her story. Choose the right actress. Don't screw it up, please!
— Ladies of Comics (@ladiesofcomics) May 17, 2018
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) May 17, 2018
— Batman ???? (@GothamTDK) May 17, 2018
Just imagining the amount of leather they're going to make Batwoman wear on the CW pic.twitter.com/VFEEDMwb3K
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) May 17, 2018
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) May 17, 2018
"When will Batman Appear?"
Emily: "After Batwoman Appears"
HER POWER pic.twitter.com/ADDHfGHLDP
— ???????? (@LuluLemonLime83) May 17, 2018
Batwoman is just Batgirl after she has her Batmitzvah. https://t.co/JWycJHtzUS
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
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! pic.twitter.com/Dc6fUK1bRw
— ˗ˏˋ Madame Canary ˎˊ˗ (@MzBlackCanary) May 17, 2018
— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
Who is gonna join me in raiding the CW if they bring Batwoman in but not Maggie Sawyer.
— Nia (@miss_niax) May 17, 2018
— iqra • (@theiqranator) May 17, 2018
— Tragic Origin Story (@R3dKryptonite) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
Yasssss! Perfect time to bring @florianalima back!
— Love, Maggie | #SANVERS | ????????♀️ (@Crazyukfan2005) May 17, 2018
If Jamie Alexander wasn't busy with Blindspot, I'd say she' d make a good Batwoman.
— Mary (@Marysocontrary2) May 17, 2018
— Gabriel (@DiabloRobotico) May 17, 2018
— Love, Maggie #❤ (@Amy_Backers_xD) May 17, 2018
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) May 17, 2018
— Oh Frack! (@OlicityDreams) May 17, 2018
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 its fall 2018-2019 schedule, moving "Supergirl" to Sundays and "Arrow" to Mondays.
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