Arrowverse's next crossover will introduce Gotham and Batwoman
With the introduction of Gotham City in the crossover, the Arrowverse is following through on something it has been teasing for some time. The crossover is slated to air in fall
If you thought the surprise crossovers were over then you're in for a new one this fall. The CW announced that the next major Arrowverse crossover will bring Gotham into the fold by the end of this year.
During May 17th's Upfronts presentation, Arrow star Stephen Amell confirmed the news that the next crossover will air in December and feature a central Batman character- Batwoman!
"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," he told EW.
Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is one of several vigilantes who protect Gotham City. The character, first introduced as Kathy Kane in Detective Comics back in 1956, was reimagined for DC Comics’ New 52, with the character now a Jewish lesbian.
"We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse. This will be another full-throttled action-packed event," Mark Pedowitz, the CW boss added.
This means that there will be two TV versions of Gotham City and it will likely be in the Arrowverse but this crossover shouldn't be a surprise. Why?
In the first season of The Flash, there was a newspaper from the year 2024 that featured a headline about Wayne Tech merging with Queen Inc. Then in the sixth season, Arrow confirmed that Gotham existed in the show’s universe when Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) name-dropped Bruce Wayne while being questioned about whether or not he was the Green Arrow.
But at that time, the producer Marc Guggenheim said that it was only ever meant to be an "Easter egg" for the fans, but now it seems he was just teasing. "You know, we name-dropped Hal Jordan at the beginning of season three, but it's really just fun for us," he explained.
"Over here on The CW, we're sort of a mischievous lot, and we enjoy the occasional Easter egg. And our partners at DC are very tolerant of our mischief. But that's really all it is. Just good nature, good fanboy mischief," he said.