It seems Poison Ivy will be an active villain on the Arrowverse’s Earth-Prime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Agent Carter veteran Bridget Regan is joining the cast of Batwoman as Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy. The character is described more less as the traditional take on Ivy as created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff in 1966 and her subsequent evolution since the days of Batman: The Animated Series and her 1990s comic book appearances. But in an interesting twist, she has been “effectively wiped off the board for years.” What could’ve stopped her from her crusade? No matter the answer, it’s up to Batwoman and her team to face Ivy’s vengeful return.
It is unclear if she will be the main threat for the Bat Team across Batwoman‘s third season or a recurring villain. Indeed, Season 2 saw two major villains across its story. And, as we’ve said before, the show could benefit from shorter stories and more varied conflicts. Perhaps Batwoman’s (Javicia Leslie) search for the missing Batcave trophies will lead to the format we hope the program will take on.
Batwoman returns October 13th on The CW.