Batwoman is coming to the Arrowverse.
Stephen Amell was on hand at The CW Upfront presentation to announce Batwoman will be introduced in the Arrowverse crossover next season.
“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,” Amell said. “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.”
In the DC comics, Batwoman is Kate Kane, a protector of Gotham City.
“We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said. “This will be another full-throttled, action-packed event. This is the first time ever that she will make a live-action appearance on any screen.”
Check out the Batwoman teaser art released at the event featuring Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the Batwoman signal:
— Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue) May 17, 2018
DC Comics Batwoman:
Inspiration can happen anywhere—in a classroom, a theater, or in the comfort of your own home. But for Kate Kane, inspiration struck in the most unlikely of places: a dark, dingy Gotham City street. Moved and motivated by an encounter with Batman, Kate donned a utility belt and joined the ranks of the costumed crimefighters in Gotham City. She became Batwoman. Kate had a long history of overachievement. She was an exemplary pupil at the United States Military Academy, earning top marks and easily rising to the head of her class…until she was dismissed from the school for being gay. Kate received support at home from her colonel father, but she was angry and frustrated by the military’s actions. Disheartened, Kate lost direction and became caught up with late nights and partying. And then Batman intervened.
As Batwoman, Kate combines her special operative training and deep sense of discipline to serve justice to criminals. In fact, of all of Batman’s allies, Batwoman may be the one who’s most like him. Her military training makes her a tough adversary in both armed and unarmed combat, her experiences have made her a strong opponent of injustice and her intelligence has led her to become a solid detective. However, she also shares the Dark Knight’s self-destructive tendencies when it comes to personal relationships. For her, the mission always comes first.