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CW’s Batwoman TV show gets first action-packed trailer

Bruce Wayne is mentioned, but has since yeeted out of the Arrowverse

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

The first trailer for The CW’s Batwoman reveals Ruby Rose’s take on the heroine — and the ominous villain she faces.

The beginning of the trailer reveals that Batman has “given up on Gotham City,” while danger still lingers. Specifically, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired crime lord (appropriately named Alice). After learning about the disappearance of her old lover, Kate Kane gets personally involved, and makes it her mission to find and defeat Alice.

She sneaks into her cousin’s lab — while his former assistant futilely tries to stop her — and declares that the Batman suit will be perfect, once she makes it fit a woman.

“I’m not about to let a man take credit for a woman’s work,” she snarks.

The Arrowverse version of Batwoman is the character’s first major role in live-action television. Though Kate Kane isn’t the only LGBTQ character in DC Comics, but she has set important milestones by being the first openly gay DC superhero and proposing to her girlfriend, Gotham City Police Detective Maggie Sawyer, in 2013.

The CW announced a solo Batwoman series last July. Previously, The Arrowverse mentioned Wayne Enterprise and Gotham City, teasing a connection to Batman, and in May 2018, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced that Batwoman would appear in the annual Arrowverse crossover. In August, Ruby Rose landed the role of Kate Kane and in October, CW revealed the first official look of the Batwoman costume.

Batwoman does not yet have a release date, but is expected to air on Sundays on The CW.