Powerless is coming to the small screen next month, and DC fans are wondering if they will see Batman on the new superhero series, which stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alan Tudyk.
Justin Halpern, the executive producer of the series, gave the answer to that question at the TCA’s earlier this week, and fans should not expect to see Bruce Wayne pop up on the new NBC comedy. He may be mentioned, but he will never be seen.
Halpern said the following about the lack of Batman on the series, according to Entertainment Weekly:
“Even if you want to see [Bruce Wayne’s] hands pop into frame, you’d have to go get [Ben] Affleck; you can’t just have anyone’s hands. Usually they’re very protective of their characters — for good reason. A lot of people invest a lot in these characters. We ask for as much as we can get, and we see where we can find a happy medium. Like anything, they wanted to make sure they didn’t think the show was terrible before they let us use stuff.”
It is not likely that fans of DC will see any of the other big superheroes like Superman and Wonder Woman either.
Powerless will premiere on NBC on February 2. Check out a preview for the series below. Do you plan to check out the first comedy from DC Comics? Tell us what you think.