If there's one thing that comic book fans consistently get excited about, it's Easter eggs. TV shows based on comic books often come chock full of awesome hints, winks, and nods towards fan favorite characters and storylines, and arguably no character has become a bigger fan-favorite than The Dark Knight. In fact, Supergirl recently broke new ground by referencing Batman's home turf in Gotham City -- but don't get too excited about the prospect of seeing The Caped Crusader show up. Supergirl Executive Producer, Ali Adler, explained:
We have this beautiful history with DC, and I like that we get to borrow from this amazing, wonderful canon that we have. . . . I feel like we have our hands full with the crossover we're shooting right now. I think people will be satisfied with how much crossover they're getting this season.
Ali Adler recently spoke to TVLine about a quick Gotham City reference that occurred in a new trailer for the second season of Supergirl. During this interview, she explained that The CW already has quite a bit on its plate with regards to DC crossovers this coming season, and as such we probably shouldn't expect an appearance from Batman in the near future. After all, interconnecting four separate shows is difficult enough, but bringing DC's most popular character into the mix would only make things even more challenging.
Just in case you missed it, here is the Supergirl trailer that briefly mentioned Gotham City with a jokey line about things being so bad that this family wants to move back to the city that's noted for its crime:
It's worth noting that this isn't the first time that an Arrow-verse series has referenced the Batman mythos. From Oliver Queen's repeated references of Bludhaven on Arrow, to a newspaper clipping referencing Bruce Wayne's company on The Flash, The CW's DC series have never shown any sort of hesitation towards Batman Easter eggs. However, this Gotham City reference stands out because it seemingly provides concrete proof that Batman's home turf actually exists within this particular universe. Even if we never get a genuine crossover, we can rest easy knowing that our favorite brooding DC superhero is out there somewhere.
Even if Batman doesn't actually show up, plenty of elements from the Batman mythos have already appeared in the Arrow-verse -- or will debut in the very near future. From Ra's Al Ghul, to Harley Quinn, and even the impending debut of Maggie Sawyer, The CW has provided plenty of fan service. We will take anything and everything that we can get at this point.
While we won't see The Caped Crusader on any Arrow-verse shows anytime soon, we will keep our fingers crossed that plenty more Gotham City references will occur in the near future. CinemaBlend will bring you all of the latest and greatest Arrow-verse news as more information becomes available to us. Supergirl will premiere on Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m. EST; for now make sure to check out our fall TV premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly.