*Sigh* So, the CWs Batwoman Trailer…
…I watched it, and I just… *sigh* as a long standing DC fan I just don’t get how a 3-minute trailer can get so much about Kate Kane/Batwoman wrong.
Like, yeah, I get the show isn’t out yet and that companies will shoot scenes/events JUST for the trailer and that by the time the show airs it can be completely different from what was shown in the trailer…I just don’t agree with that. I know some people believe you can’t have a solid opinion about something formed from just a trailer, but it’s hard not to when a trailer is meant to generate enough interest to pull you into a show in the first place.
Seriously, Kate is badass in her own right, all the comments about being a woman, altering the batsuit to make it “perfect”, and not letting Batman take the credit…like, WHAT IS THE FREAKING POINT?! Personally, I try to stay out of the whole SJW thing (war?) but I gotta admit, those lines where the most SJW I’ve heard in a while and just *cringe*. I dont know if the writers are trying to combine multiple stories together to make this version of Kate or what, but based on what I saw from the trailer I’m not feeling this interpretation of Kate Kane in the slightest.
I mean come on man just look at her comic origin for a freaking roadmap! Kate became Batwoman after being booted from the military for REFUSING to lie about her sexuality (which her superior asked her about in PRIVATE, and even then it was only a rumor, not a solid accusation) or rare out others because she believed in upholding the creed those in the military lived by (aka. Honesty, integrity, etc.) and her dad was super proud of her because of it. Around that time her life was all types of messed up (being let go by the military really hurt her and she did everything she could not to be alone because it reminded her of everything she had lost in her life) until fighting off a mugger and meeting Batman all in the same night and realizing that it could be anyone beneath the mask, even herself. And before she truly became Batwoman, her dad found her gear and sent her off to train with the best guys he knew in an effort to try and get her off the path she was going (but obviously it didnt work) and a bunch of other stuff.
But man *sigh* so far what I’ve seen from that trailer I dont see myself watching the show…I don’t see a TRUE interpretation of Kate Kane/Batwoman, just some people pushing who they THINK is Kate Kane. I honestly dont get why WB have such a hard time with their characters when it comes their their live-action versions, yet their animated versions are on point and more true to the source material.