Batwoman lastly reveals this main DC Comics character within the newest episode – this is the actor who performs this necessary Arrowverse function.
WARNING: Main SPOILERS forward for the Batwoman season 1 finale, “O, Mouse!”
The CW’s Batwoman lastly reveals Bruce Wayne within the newest episode, unmasking the Arrowverse’s Batman actor. Ever since Kate Kane aka Batwoman joined the Arrowverse, it was clear that her well-known cousin Batman additionally existed within the shared universe of DC TV reveals. When Ruby Rose debuted as Batwoman within the Elseworlds crossover occasion, she was already established as Gotham Metropolis’s new caped crusader. It wasn’t till the Batwoman TV present premiere that followers realized how Kate took over the cowl after her cousin Bruce Wayne had deserted his function as Batman and left Gotham Metropolis, and hadn’t returned in a few years.
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Nonetheless, with Batwoman confirming Batman existed within the Arrowverse it appeared solely a matter of time earlier than Kate Kane’s cousin was revealed, even when he by no means donned his Batsuit. In spite of everything, Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) did modify the Batsuit for Kate so she might change into Batwoman. Even so, Bruce Wayne has loomed massive in Batwoman season 1, with Batman being the superhero to which Kate continually compares herself. Kate’s cousin can be the particular person she talks to in her voice overs, which have change into a unifying thread throughout the season. And now followers have a face to place with the Bruce Wayne identify after the Batwoman season 1 finale, “O, Mouse!”
Within the last scenes of Batwoman season 1, episode 20 (which serves because the present’s season finale as a result of Arrowverse manufacturing shutdowns), Alice (Rachel Skarsten) places one in every of her pores and skin masks on Tommy Elliott (Gabriel Mann), as she’s been promising in change for him buying Lucius Fox’s journal for her. However this explicit masks is of Kate Kane’s well-known cousin, Bruce Wayne, who followers – and Alice – know to be Batman. The actor who performs the Arrowverse’s Bruce Wayne aka Batman is Warren Christie (The Resident, Chicago Fireplace). Christie really appeared within the Arrowverse earlier than, taking part in Carter Bowen within the Arrow season 1 episode “Legacies.”
Since Christie is simply taking part in Tommy-as-Bruce Wayne in “O, Mouse!”, it must be famous that this is not the Arrowverse’s actual Batman debuting in Batwoman. It is unclear how lengthy Tommy will keep disguised as Bruce, however this explicit cliffhanger will little question be resolved in Batwoman season 2. As of this writing, it is not recognized whether or not the Batwoman writers meant for this explicit arc to conclude within the authentic season 1 finale or proceed longer. Regardless of what was initially deliberate, it appears followers should wait till Batwoman season 2 premieres in January 2021 to be taught what occurs subsequent.
It may very well be that Tommy stays disguised as Bruce Wayne for the remainder of his time on the present. Or Tommy taking over Kate and Alice’s cousin’s likeness will be the inciting incident that sees Batman lastly return to Gotham Metropolis after so a few years away. It could make sense for Batman to play an even bigger function in Batwoman season 2 since Kate evaluating herself to Bruce has been a recurring theme of season 1. Confronting the precise man, as an alternative of the concept of the person, can be a compelling growth for Kate’s character and continued superheroics. Plus, correctly introducing Batman in Batwoman season 2 follows what Supergirl did, leaving Superman to be absolutely launched till the season 2 premiere.
Having Tommy disguised as Bruce Wayne is a compelling option to reveal the Arrowverse’s Batman to followers, and arrange the long run return of the DC superhero himself. Viewers should wait and see how Batwoman season 2 picks up this explicit cliffhanger, however for now, followers a minimum of know what the Arrowverse’s Bruce Wayne appears like, and who performs him.
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Batwoman season 2 premieres January 2021 on The CW.
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