12 Times the ‘Arrow’-Verse Overwhelmingly Hinted at Batman
Arrow may finally give us the Bat-crossover we’ve dreamed of, as Season 6’s “Tribute” shocked us all with an official name-drop of Bruce Wayne himself. An actual Batman appearance is tricky, but does The Dark Knight actually occupy the Arrow-verse? We look at all the evidence from Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow alike.
Keep in mind that Arrow itself has been borrowing Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight aesthetic for years, while the franchise at large has dropped any number of oblique hints to larger DC superheroes. In light of Oliver’s Bruce Wayne tease, however, we went back to find all the explicit references to Batman actually existing in the Arrow-verse, some of which are more confusing than others.
Feel free to point out anything we missed (we ignored most Batman-adjacent villains, or references too oblique), and let’s dive in:
Arrow Season 6 will continue Thursdays on The CW.
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