The showrunner behind Ruby Rose’s Batwoman recently discussed the show’s Bruce Wayne twist and whether Hush knows the missing billionaire’s big secret.
The season one finale of Ruby Rose’s Batwoman saw Rachel Skarsten’s Alice making good on her promise to give Gabriel Mann’s Tommy Elliot a new face, which just so happened to be that of his childhood friend Bruce Wayne. The episode, titled “O, Mouse!,” ended with Tommy inspecting his new look as Bruce Wayne, played by The Resident and Chicago Fire actor Warren Christie.
During a recent interview with TVLine, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries talked about the much-discussed Bruce Wayne twist, teasing how the season one ending could lead to some interesting scenes between Tommy Elliot and Luke Fox. Here’s what she had to say:
“Correct, he is just MIA. Luke had a little moment in Episode 3 where Kate is like, ‘Luke, do you really think Bruce is coming back?’ and Luke had to say, ‘No.’ In his mind, I think he’s put it to bed, so this is obviously going to open up all of those stories in his life when he comes face to face with his hero.”
When asked what challenges await Tommy Elliot now that he’s impersonating Bruce Wayne, Dries said that there couldn’t have been a better man for the job due to the history between the two characters:
“Well, there couldn’t have been a better person to impersonate Bruce. He’s going to have ‘the Bruce Wayne experience’ — he’s not going to waste a moment of his new lifestyle. But he will face obvious obstacles because the people Bruce surrounds himself with are cunning and wise, and they’ve seen antics like this before.”
Later on in the interview, Dries confirmed that Tommy Elliot knows about Bruce Wayne’s dual life as Batman and his cousin Kate Kane’s alter-ego.
“Yes, Tommy does know that Bruce is Batman, and he does know that Kate is Batwoman.”
When asked if we’ve seen the last of Gabriel Mann as Tommy Elliot on Batwoman, Dries teased that the actor could eventually return to the series.
“He is so fun to work with…I don’t have anything really in my mind planned, but when you meet a good actor, you find a way to keep working with them.”
During a recent scheduling call, The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz revealed that Ruby Rose’s Batwoman and the rest of the network’s Arrowverse shows won’t be back until January 2021. Pedowitz also mentioned that the network is working on a special two-hour Arrowverse event which will unite Rose’s Batwoman and Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
Here’s the official synopsis for Batwoman season two:
Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light. Alice meets her match when she becomes entangled with a dangerous foe from her past who knows exactly how to prey on her vulnerabilities. As Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) find their footing as sidekicks, a romance will shake up their dynamic. Meanwhile, Sophie (Megan Tandy) and Julia’s (guest star Christina Wolfe) budding relationship will face its first real test and make Sophie question everything she thought she knew to be true.
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