It was probably the most shocking and thrilling moments in Tuesday night time’s Arrow last season premiere. During the opening sequence on Lian Yu it was Batman’s cowl as a substitute of Deathstroke’s masks that was impaled on the seashore. It was the primary clue for followers that the episode would happen not on Earth-1 however on one other actuality, but it surely was additionally maybe probably the most direct reference to Batman in the Arrowverse that is not on The CW’s newest sequence, Batwoman. Fans went wild over the reveal and now Arrow government producer Beth Schwartz is addressing that gorgeous reveal.
Speaking with TV Line, Schwartz did not affirm any particular particulars about why the masks was on Lian Yu. Instead, she appeared to substantiate that the entire thing was only a enjoyable Easter Egg — however followers are undoubtedly allowed to invest all they need in regards to the particulars of the way it bought there.
“Thank god for Batwoman,” Schwartz stated. “Now that they’re in our universe we’re able to get away with a lot more things Batman-related.”
The absence of Batman and even direct references to him has been one thing of a degree of competition for followers of The CW’s shared DC Comics-inspired universe of tv exhibits. There have been little hints and nods through the years throughout all exhibits (we counted 11 again in 2017, a quantity that has since grown) however the Arrowverse has by no means actually had the blessing to full-on reference the Dark Knight till Batwoman joined the Arrowverse, first in a particular look throughout final season’s “Elseworlds” crossover after which with the Batwoman sequence.
On Batwoman, nevertheless, regardless of not being a personality that viewers see and work together with Batman has a major function. It’s his absence that in the end leads Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) to placed on the Batsuit and take to the night time and even past Batwoman, we’ll be getting extra Batman moments in the Arrowverse this season, significantly in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. While we could not see hero himself, we are going to encounter Bruce Wayne. Famed Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy is about to look in the occasion as an older Bruce Wayne.
Arrow airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on Sunday, December 8 on Supergirl, runs by means of a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. That would be the midseason cliffhanger, because the exhibits go on hiatus for the vacations and return on January 14 to complete out the occasion with the midseason premiere of Arrow and a “special episode” of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which launches as a midseason sequence this yr and so won’t have an episode on the air earlier than the “Crisis”.