Fans of Gotham’s legendary Dark Knight may want to sit down for the following bit of news. For some time now, rumours had been circulating that, like much of the rest of the DC Universe, Batman was headed to the small screen, joining such contemporaries like The Green Arrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, and Supergirl.
After all, the Caped Crusader had been name dropped on Arrow last year by Oliver Queen, which got fans of the famed superhero excited. Here’s the reference below:
— Arrow (@CW_Arrow) October 18, 2017
If you had such dreams of one day being able to watch the Dark Knight fighting along the rest of the Arrowverse, those dreams may have to be revisited or set aside at least for now. The CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed on Monday that Batman would not be showing up on the small screen anytime soon sadly.
“There’s no discussion about a series,” shared Pedowitz. “Batman already exists in the Arrowverse because last season Oliver Queen mentioned his name at one point. And Batwoman, if the series goes forward, lives in Gotham. There’s no plan at this time to have Batman appear.”
Given how hard it is to bring any character currently owned by Warner Bros., this confirmation is hardly a surprise. Warner Bros. had pretty much kept the Bat to its big screen projects and has shut down any attempt to have anything related to the character hit the small screen. Prime example of this was The Graysons, a series the CW was working on back in 2008 which would have focused on Robin’s story. The studio had the network scrap the whole series.
Gotham, which is currently airing on Fox and heading into its last season, has had work around the restrictions posed by the studio and elected to focus on Bruce Wayne as a child in order to tell some of the story.
Not all hope is lost at the moment as it still may happen one day. Fingers crossed.