Poison Ivy, one in every of Batman and DC Comics’ most notorious (to not point out glamorous) villains, has not had a lot luck breaking again into live-action after 1997’s ill-fated Batman & Robin — however a task in TV’s Gotham. However after a resurgence within the comics through the years, plus a key position within the Harley Quinn animated sequence on HBO Max, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the diabolical botanist would blossom once more. However her new look in Batwoman season 3 could not come how most followers count on.
On Friday, The CW unveiled the first photo of Nicole Kang, who performs sequence common Dr. Mary Hamilton, as Poison Ivy.
During the last a number of episodes, Mary has been increasingly more annoyed along with her supporting position to Batwoman. However after she is contaminated by one in every of Pamela Isley’s vines, Mary will get the possibility to say some energy for herself whereas taking over the mantle of Poison Ivy.
On the finish of Batwoman season 2, unique hero Kate Kane (Wallis Day, taking on for Ruby Rose) anointed Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) as the brand new Batwoman earlier than heading off to search out her lacking cousin, Bruce Wayne. In one of many season’s remaining moments, followers noticed Poison Ivy’s vegetation floating down a river … a transparent signal of what was to come back.
Batwoman season 3 premiered on Oct. 13. Whereas Mary’s transformation solely occurred on this week’s episode of the present, we nonetheless have but to really see Pamela Isley, who can be performed by Bridget Regan. Nonetheless, Isley is predicted to play a outstanding position within the again half of the season, significantly with Mary now taking over the botanist’s well-known alter-ego. She joins two different newcomers this season: Nick Creegan and Victoria Caragena, as Marquis Jet and Renee Montoya, respectively.