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Batwoman Team Teases Infinite Earths Crossover

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BY April 28, 2020

Due to scheduling conflicts, Batwoman star Ruby Rose was unable to make it to the SDCC talk for her show. In addition, while the panel included a screening of the first episode, spoiler etiquette prevents us from sharing too many details. However, producers Caroline Dries and Sarah Schechter did give us some idea of what to expect. Specifically, there will be a first for DC and The CW’s TV universe–the “Arrowverse”–that involves the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.

What is the Crisis on Infinite Earths?

The original was a comic book, serialized over 12 issues in 1987. Over the the course of the story, a baddie called The Anti-Monitor wreaked havoc on all the infinite earths in the universe. More specifically, he just started destroying planets, as supervillains do. By the end of the series, many big-name characters are dead, only one earth remains, and the DC Universe has essentially been rebooted.

The book will inspire the upcoming CW crossover event, but the extent is unclear. What is clear is that the crossover will be massive. The CW’s Arrowverse has done several crossovers already, but this may be the most complicated yet. It will involve not only its namesake, Arrow, but also Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.

Crossover Marks an Arrowverse First

While cameos in the Arrowverse are nothing new–Brandon Routh will be the second Superman to appear, for example–no major Batverse actors have shown up yet. As Dries and Schecter revealed, that will change this fall. Burt Ward, known for playing Robin on the 60s Batman series, will appear on Batwoman. Few details beyond that are available, though, including when he’ll show or who he’ll play.

It was made clear, though, that the Infinite Earths crossover wouldn’t begin immediately–at least, not for Batwoman. The first few episodes of her series will establish her backstory, and will take place before last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover. That was the Arrowverse crossover, of course, that introduced Kate Kane, the Batwoman.

Other Bat Details

As expected, there are currently no plans to include Batman in the series. (As explained in this post, DC has a tight grip on him.) Renee Montoya, the second Question, is also embargoed because she’ll be in the Birds of Prey film. Still, we can expect some familiar faces. The Batman villain Hush has an upcoming arc/origin story, for instance, and the producers hinted at another villain we’ll meet in episode 3. There’s not going to be crossovers in villains, though. As Dries said, “We are not going to repeat villains from the Arrowverse; we’re using a whole new chapter of villains and heroes.”

Alice, played by Rachel Karsten, is the villain introduced in the pilot episode and will be the focus of the first season. Other baddies from Batman’s comic book universe will be seen as well, though. Dries added, “We’re doing a deep dive into the DC universe.”

Are you interested to see where they go?

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at

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