From the very beginning, one of the biggest questions surrounding Arrow and its various spinoffs has been whether Batman exists in this version of the DC Universe. There’s been an increasing amount of evidence over the years, but confirmation finally arrived with the news that the next Arrowverse crossover will introduce both Gotham City and Batwoman. We still may not actually see Batman on these shows, but at this point there’s little doubt he exists in the Arrowverse.
That’s great news, but it also has some disadvantages. Openly acknowledging the existence of Batman will force Arrow and the other “Arrowverse” shows to answer some difficult questions. Here are just a few problem areas: