Even though Greg Berlanti and company have crafted quite the interconnected DC Universe over on The CW, there are still some big names we’ve yet to encounter. And as awesome as those fall crossovers tend to be, it’s hard to imagine a DC Universe existing without certain characters – like Batman, for one.
Obviously, a lot of this has to do with the fact that there’s some red tape separating the film and television divisions at Warner Bros., but we’ve seen the suits become more liberal when it comes to spreading the wealth these days. Still, that hasn’t stopped Arrow from making use of major Batman villains over the years, with the likes of Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul and Anarky being but a few of them.
Naturally, one would expect for Bruce Wayne to exist in the Arrowverse, but you can never really know for sure. So, you can imagine our shock and delight when we heard him mentioned by Mayor Oliver Queen in a clip from tonight’s episode, “Tribute,” as he deflects suspicion away from himself by saying that anyone’s head could’ve been Photoshopped onto Green Arrow’s body in the recently leaked image.
Now, this could be a cute little nod, but Arrow has a proud history of making good on DC characters it name-drops. To be realistic, though, there’s likely no way Bruce Wayne will head over to Star City for the time being unless, of course, Gotham isn’t renewed for a fifth season. Either way, we’ll keep our fingers crossed, as this team-up would be a dream come true.