‘Batwoman’ Producer Opens Up About Not Having Batman In The Series

The caped crusader known to the criminal underworld as the Batman will finally be making his television debut on FOX’s Gotham series finale. As much as fans are excited to see him make his return to the small screen, other DC branded television series such as Batwoman has to make do without the Batman character and rely on new ideas.

To say that Batman one of the most iconic superheroes off all time is an understatement. He’s arguably the number one superhero that ever existed. That being said, his presence looms in the background of any DC property that has characters related to or that have been known to cross paths with the dark knight in the past. Unfortunately for DC television shows like Batwoman or Titans, the references to Batman have been limited at best, but the series writers have found creative ways to get around their bat problem.

Batwoman explores the world after Gotham’s dark knight has disappeared 3 years prior and a new hero played by Ruby Rose rises to pick up where the Batman has left off. Batwoman‘s executive producer Sarah Schechter talked to The Wrap about the benefit of not using the Batman character to help develop Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, a cousin of the missing Bruce Wayne.

“It’s a post-Batman Gotham City. What is it like after these heroes leave? What’s great about the restriction of just focusing on Batwoman is that we have to build a world for our character. Part of not using the crutch of Batman is making sure we’re establishing this really complicated world for her to live in.”

DC’s Titans takes a different approach, focusing on a retired Bruce Wayne no longer sporting his signature cape and cowl, but supporting the Dick Grayson and his team achieve success.

What do you think about the twists on Batman that Batwoman and DC’s Titans present? Are there any other series that you’d like to see work the Batman in like this? Let us know in the comments below!

The official logline for Ruby Rose’s Batwoman series reads as follows:

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.

Directed by Marcos Siega from a script written by Caroline Dries, the Batwoman pilot stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, Rachel Skarsten as lead villain Alice, Dougray Scott Cast As Jacob Kane, Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, and Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton. Caroline Dries also also serves as an executive-producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecht, and Geoff Johns.

Source: The Wrap

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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