CW’s Batwoman has had an interesting run in the Arrowverse. It’s changed lead actresses, it’s introduced a version of Batman, and done a pretty good job adapting Batman villains to the show. Now, one of Batman’s most vicious foes is leaping to the small screen, Killer Croc.
The half lizard, half man beasts dwells in the sewers and is as ugly as he is ruthless. Protected by his lizard-like scales, the bat villain displays some sharp looking teeth and equally frightful claws. But this won’t be the Croc fans are used to seeing.
Ryan Wilder/Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and her unlikely partner Alice (Rachel Skarsten) face off with the monstrous reptilian foe in next Wednesday’s episode, titled “Loose Tooth.” Killer Croc 2.0’s creation is the direct result of the Bat-team losing track of Batman’s villain trophies at the end of season 2 because original Killer Croc Waylon Jones’ infectious tooth was among the cache of dangerous items unleashed on Gotham. An unassuming teenager named Stephen finds the tooth and transforms into the new Croc, “whose hunger and ferocity may even exceed that of his predecessor,” according to the official character description. “As the bodies pile up, Batwoman will be forced to decide if there’s enough of Steven left in this new Croc to reason with, or if he’s already too far gone.”
Killer Croc was previously seen in live action in the first “Suicide Squad” film.
Batwoman airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW. For more on Batwoman and the Arrowverse, make sure to tune into DC FanDome this Saturday at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on DCFanDome.com.