No matter who has been under the cowl, Batwoman has been dropping the names of some major villains from the very beginning. Sure we have gotten one or two, but this might be the biggest one yet. Variety reports that Poison Ivy has been cast for the upcoming season. She will be played by Bridget Regan (Marvel's Agent Carter, Paradise Lost).
Here is the character description that was provided in the report: "Poison Ivy, a.k.a Pamela Isley, is as former botany student of Gotham University described as a passionate, brilliant scientist with a mind for changing the world for the better. But her plans shifted when she was experimented on by a colleague, injected with various plant toxins which turned her into the infamous Batman villain Poison Ivy. With a formidable power coursing through her veins, Pamela used her powers to do what she thought was right, even if Batman and those closest to her disagreed with her dangerous methods. Now effectively wiped off the board for years, Batwoman and the Bat Team must prepare themselves for Poison Ivy to return with a vengeance."
What will be bringing Ivy back? Only time will tell, but it's unclear if she will be the "big bad" of the upcoming season or not. This will be a recurring guest star role, according to the report, but that could be open to interpretation. It feels like this upcoming season is really wide open, story wise.
Season 3 of Batwoman premieres October 13th on The CW. Expect full coverage both here and on upcoming episodes of the podcast.
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