The pilot for The CW’s Batwoman series continues to expand its cast with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) joining as the male lead, Jacob Kane. The Father of Ruby Rose’s titular Batwoman.
Kane is described as “a former military colonel with a chip on his shoulder for Batman, Jacob Kane now commands Gotham’s private security firm The Crows, and has made it his mission to protect his city better than the Dark Knight ever could. But it’s only a matter of time before his unwavering disdain for vigilantes puts him at odds with Gotham’s new caped crusader…who also happens to be his own daughter.”
The upcoming Batwoman pilot has found its arch-nemesis, it would seem. Deadline is reporting that Rachel Skarsten (Reign) is joining the Batwoman pilot as Alice, a Lewis Caroll-inspired villainess who may be closer to Batwoman than Kate Kane suspects. In the comics, Alice is Elizabeth Kane, Kate’s twin sister, though it’s unclear if that familial connection will remain in the show.
According to the report from Deadline, Alice will serve as Batwoman’s Joker, being “the leader of her own Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang,” as well as being described as “swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming.”
After her introduction in the Elseworlds crossover between The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl on The CW, the pilot for Batwoman has started its casting process with the first big reveals for the series that give us a great idea of what to expect. Joining Ruby Rose as Kate Kane will be Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) and Nicole Kang (You).
Meagan Tandy is set to play Sophie Moore, one of Kate’s first loves in the comics, she is described as “a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite and regimented outlook, Sophie has a soft side, illuminated by Kate Kane’s return.”
Camrus Johnson, meanwhile, has been cast as Luke Fox, the son of Batman ally Lucius Fox that suits-up as Batwing in the comics. Luke “considers himself the guardian of all things Batman — specifically his symbol — he also recognizes the city’s need for a new hero.”
Lastly, Nicole Kang will portray Kate’s step sister Mary Hamilton. “Excitable, talkative, and an influencer-in-the-making, what Mary lacks in a filter she makes up for with her compassion for Gotham’s underserved communities, proving she has more in common with Kate than she thinks.”
DC Entertainment has revealed a first look at Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as the villainous Superman rogue, Lex Luthor. The image shows Lex sporting a full prison beard while serving a sentence, where we find him when he appears on the series.
Lex Luthor is set to debut in the March 17th episode of Supergirl, titled “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” as he reaches out to his siter, Lena, from his imprisonment to involve her in one of his many plans.
TVLine is reporting that Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) has signed on for the fourth season of The CW’s Supergirl, in the recurring role of Lex Luthor. Cryer is surprisingly no stranger to the DC Universe, as he portrayed Lenny Luthor, the insufferable nephew of Lex Luthor in Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in ‘Superman IV’ brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”
We recently got our first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman, and now we have an official look at actor LaMonica Garrett (Designated Survivor) as Elseworlds‘ Mar-Novu, aka The Monitor. The Monitor is described in the upcoming event as “a cosmic being of infinite power.” The Monitor oversees the safety of the Multiverse in the comics, defending it from his rival, the Anti-Monitor.
Details on his involvement in the crossover are still sparse, but it certainly makes for an exciting mystery before the December air-dates of the Arrow crossover. Hit the jump for a look at the official image.
Stephen Amell has released the official Elseworlds poster on his Twitter account for The CW’s three-night superhero crossover event. The poster reveals that destiny will be rewritten with Amell and The Flash actor Grant Gustin switching roles in the upcoming romp through the multiverse.
The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th continuing through Arrow on Monday, December 10th, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11th. Hit the jump to see the poster in full.
The CW and DC Entertainment have confirmed that this year’s upcoming Arrow crossover event will be officially titled Elseworlds. The event will kick off with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th, then Arrow on the 10th, and Supergirl on the 11th. Additionally, we have confirmation that LaMonica Garrett will appear in Elseworlds as The Monitor, the omnipotent cosmic being that cares for the Multiverse, and combats its greatest enemy, the Anti-Monitor.
Additionally, George Pérez, one of the Monitor’s co-creators alongside Marv Wolfman, will create a sketch of Garret’s take on The Monitor, as he “plays a prominent role in the crossover’s story.” This crossover is shaping up to be quite the endeavor for The CW team.
The cast for the upcoming annual Arrow crossover just keeps getting bigger, as we now know the villain of the piece. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Davies (LOST) has signed on to play John Deegan, “a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, who might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” This is most certainly a new take on John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny, famous for villainous turns in the JLA, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.
What’s interesting is that this also confirms a Gotham City setting for a good chunk of the crossover as our heroes attempt to stop Doctor Destiny.
In what can only be called a coup for casting, Deadline is reporting that Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, The Meg) has been cast as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover, as well as her own show produced by Greg Berlanti, and Caroline Dries.
Rose is an open member of the LGBTQ+ community, making her a perfect representative to the world of Arrow, as well as a great choice for the openly gay Kate Kane.
We know that The CW will be introducing Batwoman during this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover, but it’s now been confirmed that she’ll be getting her own solo series in 2019. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is penning the pilot, and she will be executive producing the series alongside DC veteran and production juggernaut, Greg Berlanti.
“Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet: in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Arrow star, Stephen Amell, confirmed in a press conference today that The CW is taking the next step forward with its “Arrowverse” and introducing Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, to the universe, as well as her home city, Gotham City. Kate Kane was re-introduced to the DC Universe in the New 52, and has gone on to become one of the leading LGBTQ characters in all of comics.
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character. For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.
Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Bros. Television have announced their WonderCon line-up and, as expected, it’s full of DCTV mainstays on The CW such as Arrow,Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash andSupergirl. Additionally, the Constantine animated series will debut on March 24th at the panel, at the same time it becomes available on CWSeed.com, with episodes clocking in at around 10 minutes.
Matt Ryan is back to voice the main protagonist in the webseries, which was written by comic book writer J. M. DeMatteis. The webseries has already been compared to darkness of the original Hellblazer comics from Vertigo.
It was only a matter of time before we had confirmation that Black Lightning’s daughters would be suiting up in the series, as well. They’re nearly as famous as he is, with several animated incarnations to speak of. Now, star Nafessa Williams has shared an official look at her Anissa Pierce in full costume as the heroic Thunder.
Williams also confirmed on Twitter than Thunder would be a lesbian like her comic book counterpart. Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. (after The Flash) on The CW. Hit the jump for a look at the full image.
Two Brainiac’s in less than a week! It’s been revealed that Supergirl has cast Jesse Rath (Defiance) in season three as Brainiac-5, a reformed Brainiac from the year 3000, who is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s set to be a recurring role in the DC Comics adaptation, and ensures the arrival of the future team of heroes in the future.
Brainiac-5 will appear in episode 10 of this season of Supergirl, titled “Legion of Super Heroes” (was there ever any doubt?).