Poison Ivy will make her appearance, as played by Bridget Regan. There hasn't been a live-action iteration of the character since Uma Thurman took a stab at the role in 1997's Batman & Robin.
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Batwoman is set to air on The CW with brand-new episodes and the introduction of one of the most popular villains in the Batman mythos is set to happen in the Arrowverse. Poison Ivy will make her appearance, as played by Bridget Regan. There hasn’t been a live-action iteration of the character since Uma Thurman took a stab at the role in 1997’s Batman & Robin. There was a version of the character on Gotham, but with the reworked backstory, it wasn’t exactly the Ivy that fans have come to know and love. Regan had allegedly jumped at the chance to play the fan-favorite Poison Ivy. It will be great to see another live-action version of the character, and it could mean there will be much more screentime for the plant-controlling villain.
See the new photos of Bridget Regan as Poison Ivy below:
One of the main things that makes Poison Ivy who she is, is her ability to control plants. But more than that is that Ivy believes that plants should rule the world, and that is exactly the type of attitude that Bridget Regan wanted to capture when portraying this DC villain. According to an interview that Regan gave about her upcoming role she said, “I based everything on [the] idea that plants are better than people, and that was it.” That simplistic sentence bodes well for how the character will and should be potrayed. No offense to Thurman, but she was a bit too campy when it comes to the brutal nature in which Ivy truly acts. Plants are number one, and protecting the world and the plants inside drive Ivy to a special kind of madness.
What is great about this portrayal of Poison Ivy is that her look is that of a plant controller. That may sound silly when reading, but she should look like a plant. Bridget Regan wanted to go a step further with how Ivy portrays herself, and it is quite genius. According to her, “I wanted long hair, long nails, long lashes just like she’s growing — she is a plant.” It’s that kind of detail that truly brings a character to life and helps to provide plenty of fan service for those who know the character from animated shows or the comics. The clothes that Regan was shown in are a stylish green color that always looks to be a bit forest dweller in nature. There seem to be plenty of leaves painted on the outift, which helps paint the idea that Ivy is clearly in a relationship with her plant life. A nice detail.
Poison Ivy has one of the most interesting backstories and has been one of the most interesting villains in all of DC. Her ability to control the likes of Superman with a kiss, or using her plants in some fashion, has always made her such a smart and dynamic character. Hopefully Bridget Regan will find her way into more shows, and Ivy can wrap her vines around some other heroes, once the inevitable crossovers happen. The continuation of Batwoman starts tonight on The CW, and there is sure to be even more action with the addition of a woman who can literally turn everyone against each other with her plant-like charm.