New Batwoman page (Season 2 preview)

I just made a new page for season 2 of Batwoman!

On that I wanna presents all facts, (some of the) rumors and my expectations towards season 2.

I will update that site on a regular base.

Check it out! You can access it via the menu above or with the direct link here:

Batwoman – Season 2 (preview)

 

Batwoman news/rumors: Caroline Dries talks about why Kate Kane is replaced in the show

Post 1 of 2 for today

Ok, not really much of an explanation, but she shares some insights about the process:

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/batwoman-kate-kane-exit-explained-caroline-dries-showrunner-cw/

Well, as she mentions that the scripts for several episodes WITH Kate Kane were already finished, I still hope there is a slim chance for them to reconsider that decision.

Perhaps the reactions from the fanbase might change that decision. Even it doesn’t really looks like it as Caroline Dries talks about the decision in public….

The situation right now is pretty …uncool.

Nearly no one likes the fact that Kate Kane won’t be Batwoman anymore. And at the same time we have not the slightest clue on how the show will continue. When I think about season 2 and how the story may continue….my head starts spinning.

I really hope there is a great masterplan behind all that……

 

As you may have read in my many long reviews on the episodes, I’m pretty happy about how season 1 has turned out.

Kate was THE crucial part in her role as herself and as Batwoman. Her connections with Alice, Mary and Jacob were the main foundation of the show.

– What will happen to Kate? Will she disappear like Bruce did? Or will Batwoman be killed in the first episode of season 2? Which they couldn’t really show in detail as Ruby won’t be in the costume. IF she gets killed….that would be the biggest possible earthquake for the show and its characters. I hope that she “just” disappears as this would leave the door open for a return later in the show.

– Kate got into the costume in the first episode. But with this new character, I think that it could take quite some time that we see her in the costume and ready to take over for Kate. I am pretty sure that Luke and Mary will stay on the show and will look out for a new candidate. When Batwoman is missing/dead the crime rate will certainly increase big time. So they can’t take too long to grief.

– With a new Batwoman it feels like a sort of reboot of the whole show as many developments from the first season gets completely shattered. I enjoyed how Kate and most of the other characters evolved during the season.

 

Again….I really hope there is a great masterplan behind all that…

I WANT to believe it!

Batwoman news: A new character seems to become the Batwoman for season 2!?

It strongly seems that not only Ruby Rose isn’t returning to the show, her whole character will be exchanged by some reports!
Which means that Kate Kane wouldn’t be the Batwoman anymore!
Instead the casting call for the new Batwoman character reads like this:
“….he new character is named “Ryan Wilder” (whether that’s a placeholder name is unclear) and is described as a woman in her mid-20s who “is about to become Batwoman.”
“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her,” the notice reads, according to Decider. “With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”
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I thought it would be some very quiet months after season 1 has ended and it was announced that season 2 won’t start until january.
How wrong I was!
First the news with Ruby ….and now this!!!!
Which now brings up so much more questions!
How will Kate Kane exit the show?
I mean, if Ruby isn’t there they can’t have any more scenes with Kate…only some scenes with Batwoman, where she is only shown from certain angles so it wouldn’t be 100% clear that it isn’t Ruby under that cowl.
So does Kate just leaves without any scenes at all in the first episode?
Or will Batwoman (the Kate Kane version) be killed in the very first episode of season 2?
I don’t think they can make this drastic change look any “good” in that first episode….
And having a completely new Batwoman would really make look season 1 ….bad. All these storyline would be ended so abruptly, that it would feel weird at least…
With the introduction of a new character the whole Kate/Alice/Mary/Jacob relationsships collapse. And the new Bruce Wayne storyline would make way less sense.
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I hope that somehow that isn’t true and WB/CW will make an official announcement that this news is “fake”.
I was somehow ok with Ruby leaving, even I thought she did make a good job.
But this now…..brings up some many question marks!
Will Kate Kane return at some point?
On Twitter I read the theory that this new Batwoman would be a temporary replacement and that Kate Kane would return at some point.
Well, ok, this could work, but why would they do it?
Right now they have enough time to re-cast Kate before they start filming….
*EDIT* …..UNLESS….they already have a Kate Kane/Batwoman! But that actress is bound to other projects for the next months/year and will join the show at a later point. Of course then Kate can’t be killed in the first episode of season 2….she would need to disapear.
The character would then return to the show and lead the team afterwards. (ok, just my wishful thinking 😉 )

 

Hopefully there will be more news on this very soon!!!

 

Batwoman updates

Just a quick note:

No real news on the recasting front, but I worked on two pages for my Batwoman section here!

 

I updated the special page the villains of the Batwoman show!

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I made a NEW special page with the history/timeline of the Batwoman TV show!

Your are welcome to check these two as well as the other Batwoman content here on the Blog!

 

Batwoman: Casting news/rumors #1 – Wallis Day, Katy O’Brian, Peyton List?

This is post 1 of 2 for today!

After the smashing news that Ruby Rose has left the show more and more casting rumors are circling aroud the web.

Looks like the CW is (seemingly) looking for:

– an actress that already was/is on CW shows

– an actress that looks at least a little bit like Ruby

 – an actress from the LGBTQ community

– age and height are also criteria of course

– at least a good physical fitness ( I would say)

I read about some names quite often and wanna present the 3 of them that would fit in my opinion:

(without particular order)

Wallis Day

  • mostly known for her roles in Krypton and The Royals, Hollyoaks (no CW connections)
  • 25 years, 5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
  • IMDB-link

(click to enlarge to full size)

Pros:

– a pretty tall woman, which would fit good to being a bad-ass vigilante (in my opinion)

– very young, a long perspective

– looks like she could be Alice’s sister

– LGBTQ (like the CW wants)

 

Minus:

– no CW connections so far

An artist already put her into the Batwoman cowl (an old version of it):

(click to enlarge)

— Link to the artist —

My opinion:

Haven’t seen her so on the screen so far, but certainly a really good choice as she fits in mosts criterias!

 

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Katy M. O’Brian

  • Mostly known from her roles in Walking Dead, Z Nation and Black Lightning (CW)
  • Age: UNKWON(!?!), 5’7″ (1,70 m)
  • IMDB link

(click to enlarge to full size)

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1264021013789962241

^^^ She can kick some serious ass! ^^^

Pros:

– has played in a CW show

– extremely fit! Would make a highly believable ass-kicking vigilante!

– LGBTQ (like the CW wants)

– age seemingly fits(?)

 

Minus:

– was already in an Arrowverse show. Even her character seems to not appear again in Black Lightning….it might look at least odd for some folks to see her in another role in the Arrowverse

– doesn’t really look much like she could be Alice’s sister

 

My opinion:

Another good fit, especially with her highly trained body!  The aspect that she played another character in an Arrowverse show…might be a problem?

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Peyton List (Peyton E. List)

  •  mostly known for her roles 90210 (Lindsey Beckwith), The Tomorrow People (Cara Coburn), The Flash (Lisa Snart/Golden Glider)
    Charmed (Nadia) (all CW), Picard and Gotham
  •  33 years, 5ft 6 ½ (168 cm)
  • IMDB link

(click to enlarge)

Pros:

– has played in a CW show

– looks like she could be Alice’s sister

– age fits, height is ok too

 

Minus:

– LGBTQ (like the CW wants) ????

– fit enough ????

My opinion:

Some question marks remain! But she does fit in most criterias.

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Other names I read VERY often these days were Stephanie Beatriz and Rachel Skarsten.

I don’t think they would fit at all.

Beatriz is already 39, way too old for such a highly physical role in a TV show that should last some seasons. And she wouldn’t fit at all to Alice and Jacob.

And the idea of choosing Rachsel Skarsten to play 3 roles as Alice, Kate and Batwoman…is beyond absurd 😆

I am wondering how far they actually are in the re-casting process?

However it will be highly interesting to see who they choose!

I will keep you posted.

Any comments on the 3 above?

Or do you have another suggestion that fits in the criterias?

Batwoman Special – Ruby Rose has left the Batwoman show and the role will …..NOT… be recasted!!!

*EDIT*

(This text represents the knownledge on May 20 – The role actually won’t be recasted anymore as they seemingly developing a new character for the role as Batwoman)

 

This will be a rather long text…but I just have a lot to say about the latest news on the Batwoman show.

I woke up some hours ago I turned on my phone for a quick check if something interesting happened while I was asleep.

Oh boy! My jaw dropped right to the floor! Really? Is that news for real? No joke? Oh my…..!!!!

As a HUGE fan of the show this news hit me like a train. And that after the news from last week with the January start date and the final episode of the season.

The lead actress of the show is leaving after season 1?!

This is something verrrry unusual as this just (normally) doesn’t happen.

I can’t think of many examples where that have happened in a TV show. OK, for example…in the Spartacus tv-show the main actor was replaced, but because he was very ill, as he had cancer. Certainly not a case which compares to this one. I’m sure there are some other examples, but not really from TV shows that I follow/ have followed.

Here is the statement of Ruby:

I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.

Here is the statement of WB:

Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best. The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show’s talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.

Well, there are no reasons given for why she has left the show. Right now I can only speculate:

– Was it because of her injuries that forced her to leave nearly all action scenes to the stunt team? That was denied by some sources.

– Was it because of all the hate the show receives from the trolls and haters? Maybe

– Was it because she doesn’t feel good working on a TV show instead of movies as it is quite the difference?

– Perhaps it was too expensive to keep her? I would say no, as these contracts are surely made for a long run and not only for one season.

– Was the network not happy about her in the role?

 

Well, I do hope that at some point we may get an answer to why she left, but I think that won’t happen anytime soon

Actually there were some signs that something like that might happen.

Oddly enough I thought some monts back about the possibility of a recast for her role. But quickly I thought that things like that doesn’t happen, so I discarded that thought quickly.

I was wondering why Ruby was doing so few promo events in the past months. I mean Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson and Rachel Skarsten did make a lot of promo for the show…on their social media accounts, on takeovers on Instagram, promo videos on youtube and so on. And Ruby, as the lead actress….only showed up on rare occasions. OK, I thought about if she had some sort of clause in her contract that she doesn’t have to do such things. But I thought it was highly unusual.

Last week the CW released this promo image that I posted last week as well:

(click to enlarge)

And I was thinking: Is that really Rube Rose on that picture as Batwoman??? I still think it isn’t Ruby Rose!

Last week I thought: Ok, Ruby couldn’t come to this promo shot because of the pandemic and all. I thought this might just be a random woman that was taken for a quick promo picture and they thought that no one would notice with the cowl on her head. But with the news that Ruby leaves the show….this image was perhaps a big, fat sign of the things to come….

What do I think about Ruby and her part on the show?

Well, I’m a HUGE fan of the show as you should know by now. And I will remain a HUGE fan until the end of the show, no matter what happens.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of her being chosen for the role….at first. I mean in her roles in Meg, Resident Evil (Final chapter), XXX 3 and John Wick 2 her acting….was ok for me, but there was certainly room for improvement.

But I think the role really grew on Ruby and her acting improved over the season to a good level. Yet, Ruby always remained somehow in the shadow of Rachel Skarsten in my opinion. Ok, that may be because of the role as Alice is very different of course and offers a bigger variety.

I really like Ruby as an actress and as a human, but I am not a hardcore fan like so many seem to be (15 million followers on Instagram alone!).

What does this mean for the Batwoman show?

Well, it will be VERY ODD to see someone else in that role! But I am sure that I will get used to it when they drop all the promo images and vidoes ahead of season 2.

I hope that I am already “used” to the new actress when the new season starts.

The recast of Kate Kane/Batwoman is a BIG DANGER …..and A HUGE CHANCE at the same time!

Everything depends on WHO they actually choose for the role! It can get a disaster…..but it can also be also be a BIG chance!

WB and CW now have to be really careful of who to choose. 

*EDIT* After I thinking about it for a while, I do understand the wish for an actress from the LGBTQ community, it makes sense and it will be an important sign.

I don’t have candidates right now, since I don’t know about 99% of the actresses if they are gay or not, as I don’t care about it.

My wishes for the casting would be like this:

– A rather tall and verrrrry well-trained actress, as it would fit really good to a crime fighting vigilante (in my opinion)

– An actress with an already established fanbase that then follows the show as well (like with Ruby)

– A woman that looks at least a little bit like Ruby….so that the transition gets a little easier

Surely many of the trolls and haters that this show attracted with a lesbian, badass, jewish woman with short hair in the lead role….might celebrate this recast as some kind of “victory” of their pathetic, hateful, troll-agenda. But actually, if they cast wisely….this can turn into the stellar opposite….a smashing DEFEAT for those creatures.

It’s really sad how many folks are seemingly just on “social” media to spread their hateful opinions as they love to pull down others. But enough of that….

I know she won’t read it…but I just wanna thank Ruby Rose for all that she has put into this show. THANKS RUBY!

My limited english can’t really express how grateful I am for you being on the show. But you brought Batwoman and Kate Kane to life in your very own, unique way.

And whoever will follow your footsteps….you were the first Batwoman! I will never forget that 🙂

However we will get a new actress for the role as Batwoman and Kate Kane and the show will continue!

Ruby Rose has left the show….but BATWOMAN will return!

*EDIT*

There has been a new article, that might why she did it:

https://tvline.com/2020/05/20/ruby-rose-batwoman-season-2-departure-scoop

Hard to say if that’s the truth unless it will be confirmed by someone.

 

You are welcome to leave your comments below!

What do you think about the recast?

 

 

Batwoman Special – Preview for the final episode of season 1 ….and more

Post 2 out of 2 for today!

I mostly recovered from the shock that Batwoman’s second season starts in January 2021 instead of the fall later this year.

Due to the Corona virus they simply can’t shoot soon enough to keep the usual fall start of (most of) their Arrowverse shows.

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On the good side CW president Mark Pedowitz mentioned that they -nonetheless- intend to give the Arrowverse shows “full” seasons with up to 22 episodes.

Normally the CW shows which start in January only get up to 13 episodes so they would be all aired before the summer.

Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow starting even later in “midseason” which should be in March/April.

If these two will get short seasons with only 13 episodes….the other Arrowverse shows which start 2 or 3 months earlier in January…should have more episodes as they simply have more time to air episodes. IF all of these shows end around the same time which they should.

So, if Batwoman’s second season would get a full season with around 20 episodes, it would air until July or even August.

Of course I would love as many episodes as possible in this second season.

I would be already ok with 16 episodes….but 18 or more episodes would be really great!

To have to wait 3 months longer for new episodes is one bad thing.

But….IF we get a (nearly) full season after all, I would be very happy!

In the end the most important aspect is how many episodes the season will actually get.

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Let’s focus on the final episode of the show, which will be shown on the CW today (starting tomorrow on the app/cw site)!

Here is the trailer:

With the knowledge of the last episodes, the synopsis and pictures for this final episode of the season…..this should become a worthy, tragic, emotional finale to this season!

What will Alice, Hush and Mouse do? Are they ALL willing to kill Batwoman?

Why do the Crows capture Mary?

Why is Kate crying? Something really horrible must have happened! Was she unmasked by the Crows? Was someone hurt or even killed that she cares for?

Will Sophie and Julia be able to save Batwoman (if needed)?

What’s with the kryptonite? Will it be used in some weapon? How will the villains get kryptonite?

Will someone not survive the episode?

I am soooo thrilled about this episode! I am expecting a tragic and dramatic episode with a solid cliffhanger at the end.

Also I’m sad about it….just as it is the last new Batwoman episode for nearly 8 months.

My favorite scenes from the trailer:

(cropped images from the trailer – click to enlarge)

 

Batwoman Season 2 news…..

…and really bad ones this time:

Season 2 of Batwoman starts in January…not in the fall as planned. DAMN Corona!!!!!

https://dctv.news/cw-schedule-changes-to-january-smaller-crossover

Supergirl and Legends are starting even later….in “midseason”…I guess around March/April.

Now I’m depressed.
Luckily the day here is over soon.

My review of episode 17 “A Narrow Escape”…

…is ready now!

Check out the very short short review on Batwoman – Season 1 – Episodes 13-20!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 1 – Episode 17!

Some screenshots:

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Batwoman Special, April 24

Some updates on the Batwoman TV show:

Finally the new episode is around the corner and airs on sunday.
Damn, that was a long 5 weeks without new episodes. Can’t imagine how long the break between the seasons will feel. 🙁
This sunday episode 17 will air, here is the trailer:


Sunday next week episode 18 will air.
Synopsis here:
https://batwoman.tv/if-you-believe-in-m … u-synopsis

A reliable source say the season has 20 episodes (instead of the 22 that were planned before the Virus).
These episodes will be aired weekly until the final episode of season 1 on May 17.
So there will be 4 new episodes in the next 23 days!

And here is a new poster for the show:

(click to enlarge to full size)

I am really happy about the return of the show and hope that they can start filming again in the summer somehow, so the second sesason can be aired as usually from october onwards.

 

*EDIT* Update, April 25:

Two of the Promo pictures for episode 18, more details below….

(click to enlarge to full size)

These are some of the fresh promo images from episode 18, which will be shown on May 3rd.
Damn, what a sexy situation that is perfect for a lot of possible, sexy outcomes!
Noticed that barrel of money in his hand.
What is the guy up to?
Does he want to sell Batwoman to the highest bidder?
Does he want to sell her UNMASKING to the highest bidder?
How was she captured?
How will she get out of this?

Personally I would love to see him reaching for her mask, yanking a little on it while Batwoman starts to panic.
Then, just before the mask comes off, she gets saved by someone.
I guess that won’t happen….but however, this will be a verrrrrrrry, sexy and perilous scene!

P.S.: Seems they get fond of tying her up. She was already tied up in episode 13 (“Drink me”) as Nocturna captured her 🙂

My review of episode 13 “Drink me!” ….

…is ready now!

Check out the very short short review on Batwoman – Season 1 – Episodes 13-20!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 1 – Episode 13!

(*EDIT* February 28th: Batwoman videos finally embedded in the review)

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 13, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

The new Green Arrow and the Canaries

As the Arrow TV show has now officially ended, I wanna post one more video from it!

In this video you will see the cast of the future spinoff show. It is not greenlighted yet, but this scene was from the second last episode of Arrow, which is supposed to be a backdoor pilot of this future show which would include at least 3 masked women in the main cast!!!

But first, I wanna write down some thoughts on Arrow. This show founded the Arrowverse. I watched it from the start and was quickly hooked. I liked the dark atmosphere, the characters and the action. Season 1 was realllllly good and season 2 was even better for me since it introduced the Canary, the masked Huntress and also Ravager. Season 3 was good also.

With Season 4 the show started a downward trend for me. Too many sidekicks, less interesting villains and too much focus on Olicity (“Felicity + Oliver” for those who don’t know the term).

But I was and am still a big fan. I watched every episode, but the episodes after season 4 or 5 only once.

But one great show paved the way for other interesting and great shows: The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning …..and …… finally BATWOMAN!

I will always be thankful for Arrow and what it started….the ARROWVERSE! Without Arrow I couldn’t write about the show that fullfilled an old dream of mine. I always wanted a(nother) TV show with a (properly) masked woman in the lead role! And it took nearly 20 years after “Black Scorpion” and “Queen of swords” were aired with only 1 season each.

Batwoman doesn’t only have the best mask/cowl a women has ever worn in a TV show or movie….it is the first show that actually made it to a 2nd season (and hopefully many more)!

Back to Arrow! In this scene we have the new green Arrow Mia Smoak and the 2 Canaries (Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake) in action!

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the video:

Yeah, I would really like to see more of these 3 in the future! Ok, as you (should) know by now, I am not the biggest fan of eye masks. But having 3 masked women as the lead actresses of a TV show….is a great thing for starters! Of course that show needs proper storylines, good action and interesting villains.

 I really hope this show will start in the new CW season in the fall! Especially if there is some real secret identity struggle involved 😉

And here is the IMDB link to the episode:

Green Arrow and the Canaries

What do you think of this scene?

Would you watch the TV show if it starts in the fall?

Leave your comment below!

 

Green Arrow & the Canaries

Tomorrow Friday I will post about the last episodes from the big CRISIS crossover, but today…

… I found these promo pictures for the Arrow episode “Green Arrow & the Canaries” which will be shown on the 21st:

(click to enlarge)

….well…….in this episode there will be 3(!) masked women! The new Green Arrow Mia Smoak and 2 canaries (Laurel / Dinah).

This episode will be the pilot episode of the possible Spin-off TV show that might start later this year.
Due to time traveling all 3 women will still be young in that 2040 setting (not like I feared).
So, that TV show would have 3 masked women in the main roles!
Only eye masks…but still…..that would be so fantastic!
Especially with Katherine McNamara (in the last picture) as the new Green Arrow!!!
Oh man…. the golden Age of masked heroines in movies and TV would become even more golden. 🙂

More pictures here (without masked women):
https://tvline.com/2020/01/13/green-arr … otos-2040/

Batwoman got RENEWED for a 2nd season!!!!!!

Batwoman got RENEWED for season 2!!!!!!!!!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- … cw-1267596


I already celebrated with a good whisky!
Kind of a surprise for me that ALL CW superhero shows got renewed. Even Legends of Tomorrow was renewed for season 6….before their season 5 even started!
You can like the CW or not, but it is really a good partner for these superhero shows, not ONE…not ONE of these superhero shows… got cancelled ….ever!!!!
(Arrow only ended because of Stephen Amell had enough after 8 seasons)

And this means…….Batwoman is actually the FIRST TV show with a masked female lead….that made it to a SECOND season!
The show suceeded where shows like Queen of Swords and Black Scorpion has failed.

By the way:

The last two episodes of the CRISIS Crossover are just one week away!

Here is a new poster:

(click to enlarge)

No post on the last weekend + The CRISIS on Infinite Earths

Sorry for not posting on the last weekend. Time was very limited since I was away for most of the time.

On sunday I was actually at the german Comic Con in Dortmund, more news on that this week.

I was thinking on how to post on the episodes of the CRISIS crossover.

Before I watched the first episode I thought about posting about each episode…but now I am sure that that wouldn’t make so much sense.

I will post my review of the first 3 episodes on wednesday. After the first 3 episodes there will be a break until january 14th.

Then I will post about the last 2 episodes.