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Who is Bridget Regan? Meet Batwoman's Poison Ivy

DC fans have a new live-action Pamela Isley for the small screen.

By Jo Craig

August 31, 2021

After months of speculating the next live-action Poison Ivy, The CW has answered the burning question amongst DC fans by announcing the casting of Bridget Regan in season 3 of The CW’s Batwoman series.

The iconic femme fatale clad in toxic flora has not received a live-action portrayal since Uma Thurman’s rendition in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 Batman & Robin. With more live-action rumors circulating, The CW’s casting for the small screen is a great addition to whet the appetite of fans and we introduce the actor stepping into the role.

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Meet Bridget Regan

Regan is an American actor born in Carlsbad, California, known from all corners of film and television. Landing her first substantial role in the series Legend of the Seeker, Regan went on to have regular spots in White Collar, Jane the Virgin, and Paradise Lost

The actor’s role in Batwoman will make this her second comic book portrayal, after playing Dottie Underwood in Marvel’s Agent Carter series. Regan was also fan-cast as Wonder Woman for many years, before the role went to Gal Gadot, by receiving the most votes in many website-held polls.

The CW’s Batwoman was green-lit for a third season back in January, which is scheduled to premiere in October. Regan will undertake a recurring guest star role in the series as Poison Ivy, a.k.a Pamela Isley, alongside Javicia Leslie’s takeover of the titular character.

More Live-Action Poison Ivy On the Way?

The former botany student and scientist may have a fulfilling future ahead in the DCEU, if recent rumors are anything to go by. It came as a surprise to hear of Isley’s appearance in Batwoman after rumors alluded to the character’s involvement in The Batman sequel. Matt Reeves’ darker adaptation of the Caped Crusader with Robert Pattinson is gearing up to establish its own universe on the planet Earth-2, which was already speculated to have a sequel in the works. We already know of the Commissioner Gordon spinoff series of The Batman in development, and more whispers nodded towards Poison Ivy being a part of the film sequel.

James Gunn is also rumored to be at the helm of a new live-action adaptation of the Gotham City Sirens comic book series. Written by Paul Dini, the character roster stars Ivy, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn, which others flagged as the next Poison Ivy live-action outing. Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson has also been attached to the role of Ivy in this speculated adaptation.

Batwoman Season 3 premieres on October 13 on The CW.

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Jo Craig
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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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