The CW Not Moving Forward with Superman & Batwoman Crossover
Last year The CW was developing another Arrowverse crossover event for 2021 between Superman & Lois and Batwoman. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, it looks like the network has changed their mind, with TVLine bringing word that the planned 2021 crossover has officially been cancelled.
“We’re not really able to cross over because physically, we can’t cross crews due to the fear of exposure to COVID,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries said. “So if Supergirl weren’t ending this year, I would say there would be more of a possibility. But I’m afraid that at least this year, we’re not going to be able to tap into that dynamic.”
When the planned Superman and Batwoman crossover was first announced, Ruby Rose was still the one holding the mantle of Batwoman. It’s unclear if her sudden exit from show might have also affected the development of the cancelled crossover.
Starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, Superman & Lois is created and written by The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing. It will be executive produced by DC TV universe creator Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns through their Berlanti Productions banner. The series is scheduled to make its debut on February 23, 2021.
Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter. David Nutter and Marcos Siega executive produced the pilot.
After Ruby Rose’s sudden departure back in May, Javicia Leslie was cast as the new lead of the series and will be become the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production. She is set to portray the role of Ryan Wilder, who is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed” and that she is “nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her.”