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Supergirl EP Addresses That Gotham City Reference in Season 2 Premiere

Supergirl Batman Reference

Assuming you weren’t too distracted by Tyler Hoechlin’s wink of steel (gif’d here) in the latest trailer for Supergirl‘s upcoming second season, you may have caught this little gem towards the end of the minute-long video: “We’re moving back to Gotham.”

Though we figured it was probably just a throwaway line, spoken by a recent National City transplant whose family is caught in a near-fatal explosion, those five words got the wheels turning in our collective, DC-lovin’ brain: Could Supergirl be going batty in Season 2?

“We have this beautiful history with DC, and I like that we get to borrow from this amazing, wonderful canon that we have,” executive producer Ali Adler tells TVLine of the reference to Batman’s home turf.

That said, it doesn’t sound like we should be expecting the Dark Knight to pop up in National City anytime soon. Adler continues: “I feel like we have our hands full with the crossover we’re shooting right now,” referring to the four-way crossover between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, which pits the shows’ heroes against the dreaded Dominators. “I think people will be satisfied with how much crossover they’re getting this season.”

Of course, a Batman-centric guest isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility. Season 2 newcomer Maggie Sawyer, a lesbian cop played by The Family‘s Floriana Lima, is a love interest of Batwoman in DC Comics lore.

Supergirl returns Monday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c on The CW. Drop a comment below with your hopes for Season 2. (Do they include any visitors from Gotham?)

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