(Note - the following contains SPOILERS for past episodes of DC and the CW's The Flash. If you aren't up to date with the show, proceed with caution and all that...)
Now, while we may be able to watch the continuing adventures of Bruce Wayne's adolescence over on Fox's Gotham, it's seeming increasingly likely that we aren't going to see a whole lot of the fully-grown Batman in a live-action TV show anytime soon. The folks over at DC, after all, have evidently decided that it would be too confusing to have simultaneous Batmen on the big and small screens, and so seem to have opted for a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to Bat-cameos.
That, however, hasn't stopped cast-members from major DC TV shows teasing his presence, of course...
The Flash's Cisco Seemed to Just Tease a Future For Batman in the Show
Or, at least, that's what the character's latest blog entry seems to suggest. Yup, that's right, 'Cisco' has a blog, and it's...kind of out there. Welcome, friends, to the weird and wonderful world of The Chronicles of Cisco, and its most recent installment:
"My head is still throbbing from Eobard Thawne’s unexpected (read: totally unwelcomed) visit and my subsequent tango with death. I’m pretty sure the violent tremors in my brain would have registered a solid eleven on the Richter scale! True, I’ll never know the pain of childbirth, but I am pretty sure the excruciating migraine and full-body convulsions of a timeline rupture qualify as a top contender for most crippling pain known to human (and meta) kind. Not to be dramatic, but I saw the light; it kinda looked like the luminescent undercarriage of the USS Enterprise – and I remember praying, “just beam me up, Scotty,” when all of a sudden everything stopped – the visions of other timelines, the flashes of the future, the seizures… I was left with a searing headache and a heart full of gratitude. Barry, aka The Best Best Friend Ever, sacrificed revenge on his mother’s murderer just to save me - if that isn’t brotherhood, I don’t know what is!"
All of which is cute and all, but where does Batman come in? Well, read on...
"Caitlin was kind enough to whip up a custom drug cocktail for my bruised brain, which allowed me enough relief to veg out in front of a Firefly marathon for an afternoon. Sure, I’ve seen the entire series at least half a dozen times, but this time, something really resonated with me. Step aside, River Tam, there’s a new psychic in town! Now that my body wasn’t being ripped apart by time, I had a moment to reflect on my newfound ability to freakin’ see the future! I know, I know – with great power comes great responsibility and all that jazz, but I had to take it for a test drive!"
Which, once again, is super adorable (and appealingly geeky), but sill features no mention whatsoever of Batman. Don't panic though, old chums - there's still one more section to come:
"I waited until everyone peaced out for the day, then I slipped into S.T.A.R. Labs to “borrow” my vibing goggles. Two shots of liquid courage later (relax, it was orange soda), I threw them on and found myself watching an onslaught of peeks into 2017, 2018, and beyond. Snapshots of Fourth of July BBQ’s, Halloween (that fully-functional Batman suit was badass!), and late nights in my workshop flashed before my eyes. I was starting to feel a bit queasy (these things should really come with a motion sickness warning) when everything slowed down and I found myself standing in a church. To my left was Barry – looking hella sharp in a Hugo Boss tuxedo. Future-Me had a slick goatee and was sporting some serious bling – like a pair of solid gold Louis Vuitton cufflinks. Shiny. Joe was also there, holding a bible… that’s when I realized, this was a wedding! Not just any wedding, this was my wedding! I looked closer – Future-Me was sweating something fierce. Then the music started. I heard the rustle of a satin dress and was itching to know who my lucky lady was – but I saw the look of complete and utter love on Future-Me’s face and ripped those goggles off before I could see who she was. Some things are better left as surprises! But it is good to know that years down the road I’ll have true love, rock-solid friendships, and pimpin’ style."
Yup, that's right:
According to Cisco, We'll Eventually See a "Fully-Functional Batman Suit" on 'The Flash'
Or, y'know, whoever actually writes the blog was just messing with us - but even so.