Rumor of the Day: Batwoman, Oracle and Constantine coming to The CW's Arrowverse

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Jul 19, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT

Unless you’ve been living inside the belly of a giant space slug in a galaxy far, far away -- which, come to think of it, you very well might, since it was Star Wars Celebration Europe over the weekend -- the whole of geekdom knowns that this week’s San Diego Comic-Con means that there will be some huge announcements coming out of the woodwork. And, lo and behold! The rumor mill has already started, and this one is pretty darn juicy.

According to some sources over at Bleeding Cool, Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Batwoman and John Constantine (who already appeared on an episode of Arrow last season) are about to set foot in DC's Arrowverse by popping up in Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl on The CW. They also report that The CW has approached Fox to share Batman (who's currently appearing as a young pre-Dark Knight Bruce Wayne on Gotham) for a fee to get the character to appear on one of the shows.

The report says Batwoman and her alter ego Kathy/Kate Kane will appear on Supergirl in a recurring role as Maggie Sawyer’s (Floriana Lima) ex and that her adventures as Batwoman will take her from time to time to National City. Barbara Gordon will also appear as Oracle -- and not Batgirl, so as not to confuse her with Batwoman -- and will develop a strong friendship with our girl Kara (Melissa Benoist). The relationship between Oracle and Batwoman will be similar to that of the original Chuck Dixon’s era of Birds of Prey, but with Batwoman as the operative instead of Black Canary.

The site also says that John Wesley Shipp, who now plays Jay Garrick on The Flash, will become a series regular across the Arrowverse (that includes the four shows on The CW’s roster) just like Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman's overall deals. Matt Ryan, who plays John Constantine, could also get the same deal as The CW tests the streaming audience for NBC’s canceled Constantine (The CW has recently acquired the streaming rights to the show), with an idea to possibly pair a new John Constantine-led series with their supernatural TV show, Supernatural, on Friday nights when Vampire Diaries bids a final goodnight after this season.

Once again, this is a RUMOR until officially confirmed, so remember to take this with the appropriate dose of salt. Still, it’s a very interesting one. What do you think?

(via Bleeding Cool)