Don’t Expect Batman On “Batwoman”

The CW’s “Batwoman” seems one of the most likely shows to go to series for this Fall, and it appears like it will treat Batman the same way “Titans” does – name drop a lot and tease a bit but never truly show.

Sarah Schechter, an executive producer for the series, spoke with The Wrap recently and the article indicates that Batman himself “remains off-limits for the foreseeable future”.

The character will be name-checked as his abandonment of Gotham City three years prior to events starting is a big element of the show. Schechter says:

“It’s a post-Batman Gotham… Batman is missing. What does that do when your heroes are gone and who steps into that void? What’s great about the restriction of just focusing on Batwoman is that we have to build a world for our character. It’s a character that people don’t really know… The Gotham we talk about [in “Batwoman”] kind of reminds me of Johannesburg during apartheid. There’s a real difference between those that have and those that don’t.”

Schecter also says that should it go to series, she hopes it will be a part of the next crossover event based on the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” storyline which is due to air in the Fall.

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