Batwoman and Batgirl casting news!

I’m a little late with sharing the news, so it’s about time to make a post here with all the relevant news of this week (so far)!

 

1 – Filming for season 3 of Batwoman started on July 19

I hope that the Covid restrictions are now less of a problem as they affected the filming of action and intimate scenes in season 2.

So far it’s unknown (to the public) how many episodes will be made, of course, I hope for as many episodes as possible 😉

 

2 – Victoria Cartagena has been cast for the role of Renee Montoya [Batwoman, season 3]

Victoria played the same role in the Gotham TV show and now she returns to the role in the upcoming season 3 of Batwoman.

At IMDB she is listed for 22 episodes in the Gotham TV show, but in 15 of those as “credits only”.

I do hope that her role in the Batwoman show will be a little bigger.

Also, it will be interesting to see how her relationship with Batwoman/Ryan will be. Will she find out that Ryan is Batwoman? Will she work alongside Batwoman? Will they even become a couple?

I predict a sure “yes” to the first two questions. Not so sure about the other one… 😉

So far I haven’t seen much of Victoria….but that will now change very soon.

 

3 – Leslie Grace will play Batgirl in the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie

This movie is in development for the last 400 years (feels like it) and now it finally has an actress for the leading role!

Leslie Grace will take the double role as Barbara Gordon and Batgirl.

On her own Twitter channel, she describes herself as “Singer/Songwriter” and “Sony Music Latin Artist”.

Her IMDB entry is very short as she has little acting experience…so far.

I have never seen her on-screen, but I will check out some of her music videos for sure in the upcoming days.

Looking forward to seeing how she will look and act in the role of Barbara Gordon and Batgirl.

I do hope that she doesn’t get one of the newer purple Batgirl costumes….but I have a bad feeling about it.

A talented artist on Instagram already put her in the Batgirl costume from the Arkham video games which would be my favorite choice:

His channel on Instagram:

riyadgraphisme on Instagram

I hope the movie will now quickly made progress and will debut in 2023, which should be doable.

But until then we will get a lot of more news on it and I’m looking forward to it.

P.S.:

Recently I started to use the Maskripper Instagram account a lot more actively and started to post there as well, feel welcome to check it out!

https://www.instagram.com/maskripper/

Robin joins the Batwoman TV show in season 3!

That’s how you do a clickbait headline! 😉

Yeah, Robin does join the show in season 3, but not “that” Robin…..

It was announced yesterday that Robin Givens will play “Jada Jet” as a new series REGULAR:

“A powerful CEO for Jet Industries, Jada isn’t bossy: she’s the boss. Passionate and hard-working, a woman who has worked her way through life’s ups and downs to climb her way to the top — all while being extremely protective over her impetuous son. A woman with a deep past that forced her to give up her first-born child, Jada is a woman with a good heart, but will do whatever it takes to protect her family.

Well, that sounds a LOT like she will also be Ryan’s birth mom….AND….that Ryan seemingly also has a brother! Hard to say how big his role will be.

Will be very interesting to see why her mother abandoned Ryan! Hope there is a really interesting story behind all that…..

Here the article:

https://deadline.com/2021/07/batwoman-robin-givens-season-3-cast-cw-series-regular-1234786886/

I hope for more casting news and info on season 3 in the next weeks!

Masked villainess Ultraviolet VS Sue Dearbon …and her awesome catsuit! [The Flash]

Here we have the masked villainess Ultraviolet in a fight VS Sue Dearbon in her awesome catsuit!

This season the Flash didn’t offer many highlights for me. A lot of episodes with uninteresting plots. Iris wasn’t seen in pantyhose and/or boots the whole season so far.

No masked villainesses or heroines.

In the episode before this one, this started to change a bit as Sue and her awesome catsuit were in a scene where she breaks into a well-secured building.

To my frustration, she broke in there without wearing a mask! Good plan! Walk into there and perhaps a security guard or a camera can see your face….. and you are screwed BIG time!

I yelled at my TV but that didn’t change anything 😆

Especially odd, since she was wearing a full face mask (impersonating another person) in an episode last season (link).

And otherwise, I would certainly have posted about it here with a video.

Luckily, one episode later we get Sue and her awesome catsuit AND the masked villainess Ultraviolet who shows up here and there throughout the show.

Yeah, Allegra is also in the scene but without adding much fun to it….even the fight scenes are decent.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

I added two short scenes to the one longer scene in the coffee shop to give Sue …and her awesome catsuit 😉 …a little more screentime!

They have a couple of more scenes in the episode as well! But I choose these scenes as my highlights.

If Sue would combine a cowl on that catsuit….that would be FANTASTIC! Perhaps made of the same material as her suit…or latex…or rubber.

What we have here is already pretty great …in my opinion. Of course, a nice unmasking would add a lot to it, but unfortunately, they both already know who is hiding underneath that mask.

But finally, this was a Flash episode that really was interesting again! At least Sue seems to stay on the show as she mentions that she will stay in Central City for a while. And perhaps she might have another scene with a mask as well.

So…hopefully this won’t be the last time I post about season 7 of the Flash!

Wanna know from which episode this is exactly?

IMDB-link

What do you think about these scenes?

Leave your comment below!

Batwoman, season 2, episode 18 “Power” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 18!

I also included a little preview for season 3!

 

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 18, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

 

P.S.:

Sorry for the delay in case you have been waiting, but there were some football/soccer related ….issues….

July 1st:

I updated the timeline page of the show!

Only some hours left before the season 2 finale of Batwoman!

Today it’s all about the Batwoman TV show on this blog as the season finale is about to be aired today (9 PM on the CW)!

Of course, I have seen many season finales of many TV shows over all the years…it’s always a bittersweet feeling for me.

Especially with a show that I follow so intensively like this one. Even before the episode airs it’s a bitter feeling as the fact that it will be the last episode until October 13.

Luckily the show does come back for another season (and hopefully some more beyond that) and the break is much shorter than it usually would be.

It’s also a sweet feeling! After all the build-up towards the season finale….I expect a lot of action and drama in it…and a nasty cliffhanger to keep the tension towards season 3. 😉

And from what was already teased and released….A LOT will happen in this episode! As we already could see in promo pictures, Batwing will make his debut in this one!

Also team Batwoman has to fight Circe, Black Mask, and all his goons, incl. Tavaroff who will receive a special “treatment” 😉

And on top of that…they have to do that without all the gadgets that Circe sole! Luke will have a lot on his “to do” list. Not only he needs to make another suit for Ryan, but he also has to make his Batwing suit as well plus some gadgets for both of them. I wonder how he will pull that off…. I wouldn’t be surprised if he would get help….but from who? That is the big question!

They have to find a way to bring Kate back and restore her memory fully. Does someone have the password that Enigma used on her? Will Kate be herself at the end of the episode? Or will she still be Circe and will be a villainess for season 3?

Many questions that need answers! Can’t wait to see the episode tomorrow as I can’t see it live. I will need to be VERY cautious tomorrow to avoid spoilers until I can watch the episode.

Here is a promo poster that the CW made for the finale:

Interestingly Circe-Kate isn’t on it, but Jacob is. He wasn’t shown in the last episode, will he be even shown at all ….besides maybe a phone call scene?

What about Julia and Angelique? Both are missing from the show for quite a while now….. But it would be cool if at least one of them would make an appearance!

I can imagine that Julia might arrive in Gotham just in time to make a difference in the final battle 😉

And what will Alice’s role be in that finale and beyond that? Pretty sure she has a score to settle with Black Mask as well and perhaps she will end up fighting side by side with team Batwoman in this one.

Here are some (selected) promo pictures for the episode:

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And here is the trailer:

Can’t wait to see the episode tomorrow and I will post my review on Tuesday!

 

Batwoman, season 2, episode 17 “Kane, Kate” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 17!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 17, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

Batwoman, season 2, episode 16 “Rebirth” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 16!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 16, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

 

*EDIT* June 16:

The starting date of season 3 has been announced yesterday!

Batwoman, season 3 will kick off on October 13 (Wednesdays from then on)!

So, the break between season 2 and 3 won’t be very long 🙂

 

Along with that, the starting dates of more CW shows were announced as well:

https://deadline.com/2021/06/the-cw-fall-premiere-dates-riverdale-the-flash-batwoman-all-american-walker-nancy-drew-1234775610/

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Batwoman, season 2, episode 15 “Armed and Dangerous” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 15!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 15, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

 

P.S.:

Yesterday was live football/soccer I had to watch, so I watched the episode but didn’t have the time to write the review, as that takes several hours all in all.

To records live sport is just not a good option 😉

On the next 3 Batwoman Mondays, it will be the same as the EURO starts and I will watch many/most games.

So, the reviews and videos will be up on early Tuesdays.

P.S. 2:

Today the first official pictures of Batwing were posted! Check out Luke Fox as Batwing:

(click to enlarge to full size)

Well, I think the costume looks rather…..awesome! Can’t wait to see him in action!

Batwoman news: New weekday for season 3 episodes + The Flash “mini crossovers”

Yesterday the CW announced their fall schedule for the 2021/2022 season.

Batwoman is still paired with Legends of Tomorrow but moves now from Sundays to Wednesdays (9 PM).

From what I read the CW had always trouble getting good numbers on the weekend, so this may be good news for the show.

Until now the CW didn’t even have original programs on Saturday, that will change now. But all of the Arrowverse and other “big” shows will run during the week now.

Here is the complete fall schedule:

https://deadline.com/2021-22-cw-schedule/

Stargirl will start beforehand in August.

Supergirl will continue with the 2nd half of their last season then as well.

Don’t know when the 2nd season of “Superman & Lois” will start.

Also, the first 5 episodes of season 8 of “The Flash” will include heroes from the other Arrowverse/CWverse!

Of course, I hope that Batwoman and maybe other characters from the show will make it to Central City to appear on the Flash in these “mini crossovers”.

Even it is no “full” crossover I am very much looking forward to these episodes. Due to the pandemic, we got no crossover during this season, so it’s certainly good news 🙂

More info can be found here:

https://deadline.com/2021/05/the-flash-5-season-8-premiere-event-will-crossover-riverdale-season-6-the-cw-fall-2021-1234763878/

P.S.:

Today I will watch the very last episode of Black Lightning.

Season 4 is certainly not my favorite one but I will miss the show. After Arrow, it is the 2nd show of the Arrowverse that ended, and Supergirl will air their last episode later this year as well.

Batwoman, season 2, episode 14 “And Justice For All” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 14!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 14, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

Batwoman, season 2, episode 13 “I’ll Give You a Clue” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 13-18!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 13!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

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!

Batwoman, season 2, episode 12 “Initiate Self-Destruct” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 7-12!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 12!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays, now at 9 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 12, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

*EDIT* May 4: Videos were added to the episode page

Skilled assassin VS Blackbird and Grace [Black Lightning]

Black Lightning has only a few episodes left in its final season, but it still delivers good scenes with masked women!

And this one is so far the best of the season. We have a nice fight scene with a skilled assassin that fights Blackbird and Grace, who both have really good masks…in my opinion.

Earlier in the episode, the assassin tortured a guy so he would give up the secret identity of Blackbird, but he didn’t as he just didn’t know who she is.

She actually keeps her secret identity really well…..secret 🙂

But the assassin manages to find Blackbird and Grace….

Preview:

(click to enlarge)

And here is the scene:

Watch the video first before you continue!

As I said before I really like these masks! They cover their faces effectively but still show the eyes and parts of the upper face. These “half masks” are a good compromise between these tiny eye masks (example: Black Cat) and full-face masks (example: Spider-Gwen) for me.

The fight with him is pretty long and I was quite thrilled as I watched it as I always hoped he would manage to unmask one of them or both. Damn, how great it would be if at least his hand would have yanked on one of the masks in an attempt to yank them off.

But still, this is quite a highlight for me as you won’t find many scenes like that! Not one but two really well masked women in a long fight with a skilled attacker….rare stuff!

He is still out there to hunt down Blackbird…so I hope for more action scenes with him and other masked women in the next weeks. 😉

That is the episode with this fight scene:

IMDB-link

Batwoman, season 2, episode 10 “Time Off For Good Behavior” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 7-12!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 10!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays at 8 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

 

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 10, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

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

Wallis Day cast as the new Kate Kane [Batwoman TV show] + Update, March 25

I was thinking about writing about the BIG casting news in my post from Monday that you will find below this one, but I wanted to give you a bigger chance to watch the episode before hearing the news 😉

And also, this deserves an extra post!

As the news got out last year that Ruby Rose was leaving the show….new names for her recast quickly popped up.

A name that was mentioned pretty often: Wallis Day.

Last year I made a post about the possible recast actresses and she was the first I mentioned in it.

 

Check out my post from last year:

https://maskripper.org/batwoman-casting-news-rumors-1-wallis-day-katy-m-obrian-peyton-e-list

And here is the news about Wallis Day:

https://ew.com/tv/batwoman-recast-kate-kane-wallis-day-episode-8/

(Left: Wallis Day in her role in Krypton – Right: Ruby Rose as Batwoman)

Some more pictures of Wallis:

(click on the image to enlarge it to full size)

 

I am very thrilled about this recast as I thought from day one that Kate Kane would be recast and return to the show at one point.

I expected her to re-appear near the end of season 2. Well, now she already is in the show in the middle of season 2.

But the question is: How long will it take her to escape that basement/sewer dungeon? How long will it take the others to realize that she is still alive?

So, I think it will take a while to see the new Kate be reunited with her loved ones after all. And they will certainly be much surprised to see how she had changed.

There are now so many questions that puzzle me. Why is she there? Who put her there and keeps her locked away? What kind of injuries did she suffer? Are these injuries from the plane crash? Is the one who is responsible for the plane crash the same one who keeps her locked away? etc.

I hope we will see Wallis Day in the next episode, even I do think she might have these bandages on for a while….after all, she seemed to have gotten some facial surgery as she now looks different.

I will watch now (at least) some episodes of Krypton as I never have seen Wallis Day in anything, except short video clips.

UPDATE, March 25:

We finally know who will play Black Mask just some days before the first episode with him airs!

Peter Outerbridge will play the masked evil mastermind!

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I know him mostly from “Nikita” and “The Expanse”, but I have seen some other shows and movies with him as well.

Looking forward to see him in the role! Especially as he might be THE big villain for the rest of the season.