BATWOMAN News & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Batwoman' started by Binker, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Binker Registered

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    Its been confirmed and will be dived into during SDCC 2018, that Batwoman will get her own series after she debuts in the Arrowverse this fall, starring openly gay Kate Kane.


    Whether its set in the Arrowverse or a different Earth like Supergirl remains to be seen.
     
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    Social justice, huh? Well, I’m open to seeing any form of justice. Count me in.
     
  3. Dr. From parts unknown

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    Well, it's confirmed that the series is "in development." :word:
     
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    I was hoping they wouldn't, so this is a disappointing for me. Hopefully it's good if it gets made though, I'd like to be wrong.
     
  5. Teelie Jokerface

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    I wonder how they will dodge the whole question of where Batman is in this universe. At least with Supergirl we know Superman is around Metropolis instead of National City but Gotham is Batman's town.
     
  6. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    So they cancel the really good comic, so they can probably relaunch another book, with a lesser writer to go along with this version, which will probably suck. :yuk:
     
  7. Shinobi Shaw Hellfire Club's Black King

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    Everyone in Gotham is getting a show, spinoff movie, origin movie, except Batsy.


    I'm intrigued for Batwoman however.
     
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    Well since Batman is in the movie business seems that can't use the name although how there using Superman is questionable. Maybe if this show if it gets made debuts after Gotham is off the air they could make mention of Batman. However Im pretty postive arrow has made mention of Bruce Wayne.
     
  9. The Shape In the shadows

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    I just can't see how this works out without a proper Batman influence/appearance.

    Even Supergirl had the presence and mentions of Superman from the get-go.
     
  10. Man in the Suit Greeting

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    I'm glad The CW is treating Batwoman with the respect she deserves by hiring a writer from The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place.
     
  11. Fincher Coming Undone

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    I'm definitely interested in the show, and I'd be just fine with there being no Batman, just as I'd have been fine with there being no Superman in Supergirl. Spider-Gwen didn't need Spider-Man to exist.
     
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    Good idea. Too bad the show will start to suck after season 2.
     
  13. Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    As I've said elsewhere:
     
  14. Teelie Jokerface

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    That would be fine except... Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen are in two totally different universes completely removing the need for a Spider-Man seeing as Spider-Gwen instead took the role, Superman is mentioned and even seen in Supergirl on occasion and they aren't necessarily tied to a mentor or inspired like Batwoman would be with Batman.

    So until we know how they intend to avoid Batman in a city where he is supposed to be the predominate vigilante/hero it's going to be a lot of questioning how they intend to handle his (lack) of presence.
     
  15. Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    Because the DCCW shows don't already have enough gay/lesbian characters that (seem) to be highlighted every other episode. :whatever:

    We've already got Curtis, Sara, Alex & Anissa, and now Kate?

    I'd imagine this'll take place on Earth-1, but it's possible it'll take place elsewhere; maybe the same Earth as Black Lightning (which may or may not be Earth-38).

    In any case, if it's Earth 1, Batman doesn't need to exist; just as they have with Arrow, elements of the Batman mytho can be used to fill in the background of Batwoman - she's bound to encounter some Batman villains (no doubt excluding the Joker).

    Maybe (in this Gotham) it's Kane Enterprises, and it's Kate's parents that are killed by a mugger, and Kate has a maid named Alfreda. If it's a different Earth, then we'll just have to accept different rules.

    I'll be amazed if we don't meet Batman (or at least Bruce Wayne with a hint of him being Batman) on Arrow before the show wraps for good mind you.
     
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    And if we listed the straight ones, we'd be here all day. She's gay in the comics, why is it a problem she is here?
     
  17. Man in the Suit Greeting

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    Batwoman Series Seeks Lesbian Actress
     
  18. Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    My problem isn't with her as a gay character, it's that the CW shows seem to need to promote the theme; Batwoman aside, Alex & Anissa aren't so much an issue, because with them, it doesn't seem forced. When it comes to their sexuality, I simply find Curtis & Sara annoying.
     
  19. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Are they promoting straightness, forcing it, with all the straight relationships?
     
  20. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    On another note, a proper Batwoman show shouldn't feel a thing like Arrow or any CW shows so far really, with the expectation of Black Lightning, and that is do to the quality and what feels like an actual understanding of themes.
     
  21. Shinobi Shaw Hellfire Club's Black King

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    That's the issue too, like how would she become Batwoman if she didn't have Batman/Bruce to inspire her? Then they go and use his rogues gallery since Gotham is but so big, it's just too many holes.

    Think they'd have Renee Montoya on here as her girlfriend?
     
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    Having gay characters isn't 'promoting the theme' anymore than every time Oliver and Felicity, Barry and Iris, Kara and whoever she's into, share a scene is promoting the theme of being straight. Undoubtedly their gay characters/relationships are badly written in some cases, but it's not like their bad writing's exclusive to gay characters, it's everywhere. What constitutes forcing sexuality with these characters, while the straight characters are not forced?
     
  23. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    There is a clear way of doing it. But they won't.

    If they were doing it properly, Renee should be her ex, and Maggie her current/soon to be girlfriend.
     
  24. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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  25. Teelie Jokerface

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    I don't see why her being a lesbian should be a problem. No matter what her love interest has between the legs is not going to make much difference when it comes to drama whenever it is convienent to the story.

    I would much rather not have another will they/won't they/on again/off again conflict but it is part of the trope. Superheroes of any type can't have a stable, normal relationship with anyone, gay, straight, bisexual, etc. Romantic or platonic. There is always a need to throw that into the mix because having a villian or disaster to handle is never enough.
     

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