The Elseworlds event is underway and fans are noticing more things from DC Comics coming into light, but Batman remains off-limits.
When Arrow made its debut, Batman was not allowed to even be mentioned on the show. Now that has all changed. The latest chapter of the crossover event had the heroes reference the iconic hero by name. This solidifies that the Caped Crusader exists in The Arrowverse. Caroline Dries, who wrote Monday’s Arrow episode and is developing the Batwoman pilot, had this to say on the matter.
“DC doesn’t let you say ‘Batman,’ [or] have anything about Gotham City, Now, all of a sudden, you can do stuff. For a bunch of geeks like us, you’re in heaven.”
Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz added:
“We tried, so many times. It was kind of shocking.”
Oliver Queen has never been one to believe in Batman. Schwartz opened up a bit about the reasoning behind this.
“We introduce him as being the first vigilante so it was kind poking fun at that a little bit, and him being very defensive.”
Even though the Dark Knight has been hinted at on the series, it is very unlikely we will see him anytime soon. While the powers that be have opened the DC Comics vault wider than ever before, some things still have to remain locked away. Elseworlds concludes with Supergirl and it will be interesting to see what other epic DC things are thrown in the mix.
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The “Elseworlds” crossover event concludes tonight with a new episode of Supergirl at 8 P.M. on the CW.
Source: The Wrap
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line