A new piece of Batwoman fan art makes a big case for Cruella star Emma Stone to join the DC Universe as James Gunn’s version of Kate Kane.


A new piece of DC Universe fan art imagines Emma Stone joining the comic series as Kate Kanes Batwoman. First established in 1956 by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff, the original Silver Age Batwoman was originally conceived as Kathy Kane. However, the modern iteration of the character was later rewritten as Kate Kane, the Jewish cousin of Bruce Wayne, who would go on to become the highest-profile gay superhero published by the DC label. In 2018, Batwoman made her live-action debut in the Arrowverse’s Other worlds crossover event, played by Ruby Rose. Soon after, she also received her own spinoff series, although Rose would famously leave the role after Batwoman season 1, making way for Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder.

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Now a new piece of fan art from digital artist terrible.heroism imagines a new face wearing Kate Kane’s Batwoman cowl, namely Cruella star Emma Stone.

Depicted with Kate’s trademark red hair, Stone’s Batwoman is shown wearing a batsuit similar to the one originally worn by Rose in the Arrowverse series. With the future of the DC universe currently in a state of flux following James Gunn and Peter Safran’s studio shakeup, this art makes a compelling case for Stone to join the franchise.

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Will Batwoman finally get the big screen treatment?

Despite a comic book history dating back nearly 70 years, it took some time for Batwoman to finally make her first live-action appearance thanks to The CW’s Arrowverse. Often overshadowed by Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl as the more popular of Batman’s female counterparts, Rose’s portrayal of the character would end a decades-long drought and introduce a whole new audience to an immensely important member of the larger Bat-family. Now that Gunn and Safran are currently planning a 10-year plan for the future of the DCU, many are wondering if Kate Kane’s Batwoman could finally make it to the big screen.

At the moment, it’s not yet clear what Gunn and Safran are planning in terms of the DCU’s use of Gotham’s Bat-family. While the former has hinted that Batman himself will continue to play an important role in the DCU’s future, there has been no word on other related characters potentially appearing. But with Matt Reeves planning to keep his version of Gotham’s Dark Knight separate from the main DCU continuity, Gunn and Safran could potentially make their own mark by choosing to incorporate other Bat characters like Batwoman, Red Hood and Nightwing.

By giving audiences a Batman surrounded by his popular comic book allies, the DCU has the potential to offer a unique take on DC’s greatest character in a way that has never been attempted on the big screen before. Since Batwoman and other key members of the Bat-family have already proven popular in both comics and animated outings, there’s no reason they can’t translate well to film. With Gunn set to make his first official DCU announcements sometime later this month, it will be interesting to see if Batwoman manages to figure out his plans.

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