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Kevin Conroy Will Play Batman in CW’s Epic Crossover Event!

Kevin Conroy certainly made, if not his name, then his voice known to millions after voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the epic Batman: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992 to 1995.

 

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Afterwards, however, he didn’t hang up his cape and cowl, instead he went on to voice Batman in so many animated projects that he’s the voice of Batman in your head, throat cancer and menacing whispers aside.

 

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Now he’s about to lend not only his voice but his whole body for the most-climatic climatic episode of Arrow. Titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, the episode isn’t actually a single episode. In fact, it will be a five hour…

 

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…FIVE HOUR event that will span over the course of two months instead of, like previous crossovers, airing on consecutive nights. The first three episodes will air in on December 8, 9, and 10 and the other two will air back-to-back as one of Arrow’s final episodes and a special non-season-premiere of Legends.

If five hours of television wasn’t enough, well, you’re going to get more. SO MUCH MORE!

 

 

The event will encompass Arrowverse show: SupergirlThe FlashLegends Of TomorrowBatwoman, and, of course, Arrow.

 

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Yes, we do, and we’re in luck. The event will deal with the multiverse. That means there will be multiple versions of the same character from different universes.

We’re going to get Tyler Hoechlin will be Supergirl’s Superman, Brandon Routh will be Superman Returns‘ Superman, Tom Wellington is in talks to play Smallville‘s Superman, but Michael Rosenbaum will be Lex Luthor.

 

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In addition we’ll not only have Kevin Conroy as Batman, Burt Ward as a Robin from a universe where his Batman is dead.

 

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But, wait, that’s not all!

 

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Black Lightning will be making his first appearance in the Arrowverse, crossing over from his decidedly non-Arrowverse CW show, along with some Black Lightning friends.

Can they fit all that in five hours? I don’t know, but I’m as excited as a Teletubby.

 

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CW Shares New Look at Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ Series

EW just shared a new promotional image for the upcoming Batwoman CW series premiering in the fall.

The new behind-the-scenes look should excite any fellow comic nerds out there, especially since the displayed Batman suit is a huge step up from the one featured in Gotham

We see Ruby Rose returning as Kate Kane/Batwoman after debuting in last year’s CW Arrowverse crossover. Alongside her is Luke Fox, the son of fan favorite Lucius Fox.

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It was revealed that The Batman has been missing for three years, and Gotham has gone to hell as a result of absent oversight. Batwoman was easily the most memorable part of the most recent crossover and already proved to be a master crime-fighter. From the looks of the promo image, she’ll be receiving a notable upgrade from the Batman’s arsenal and his most trusted tech consultants––or it’s a flashback to her superhero origin, which would still be exciting to watch. Either way, there’s going to be a lot to look forward to.

 

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The full synopsis for Batwoman reads:

 

Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).

Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

 

 

Something worth noting is that the series will be in some uncharted territory. Not many Batwoman comics have dealt with Kate Kane leading the initiative to fix Gotham in Batman’s absence, let alone the entire Bat-family’s absence, so we’re likely to see very fresh material.

It’s always interesting to see a Gotham City story where The Batman takes a back seat. It’s even better when it’s done well. This is undoubtedly going to be one of those stories.

 

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Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ Pilot Ordered by CW

The cousin of Batman is on her way to the screen! Variety reports that the CW has ordered a pilot episode for the Batwoman series starring Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose.

 

 

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Rose made her debut as the iconic character in last month’s DC TV crossover that spanned across CW’s Supergirl, Flash, and Arrow. Her performance was well received and easily stood out as the most memorable part of the crossover event.

 

The newest iteration of Batwoman is a highly trained replacement for Batman as well as the first LGBT superhero to lead a live-action TV show. She’s forced into action after crime overtakes Gotham in Batman’s absence and will have to “overcome her demons” before she can save the city.

 

Batwoman is being overseen by Arrowverse showrunner Greg Berlanti and written by Vampire Diaries alum Caroline Dries. The pilot will be directed by Game of Thrones director David Nutter.
 

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‘Batwoman’ TV Series Will Feature DC’s First Lesbian Superhero!

It would be so exciting to see Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, the first lesbian superhero in DC comics, make her first appearance on TV!

 

American TV network The CW previously announced that they were going to introduce Batwoman to their Arrowverse, a setting of the shared DC-comics-based universe that is featured in several of their TV series. Now, the company has announced that Batwoman will be an independent program like the other shows: The FlashArrowLegends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Greg Berlanti (Arrow; Supergirl; Love, Simon) will be the leading producer.

 

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Kate Kane, alias Batwoman, is an out lesbian living in Gotham City. Inspired by Batman, she also masks her identity and becomes a superhero to fight evil forces. Ironically, according to the BBC, “Batwoman was introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumors of his own homosexuality. The character was reintroduced in 2006 as a gay woman called Kate Kane.” 

 

No matter what intentions generated Batwoman, Kate Kane has already established her own vivid story in many DC comics. She is not an accessory to a male costumed crime-fighter; instead, she gets her own adventure, embodying hope for Gotham’s citizens while dealing with her own demons. 
 

Let’s hail Kate, the Batwoman, and eagerly wait for the upcoming debut of Batwoman in 2019!

 

 

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