Batwoman: Nicole Kang’s Mary Hamilton Transforms Into The New Poison Ivy In First Look Image
Poison Ivy, or Poison Mary is coming. Recent events in an Arrowverse TV show Batwoman were quite unexpected. Nicole Kang, who has been part of the main cast as Dr. Mary Hamilton ever since the show debuted will now step into the shoes of a supervillain.
Last summer it was reported that Bridget Regan was cast as Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy in the third season of Batwoman. But before we meet her on the show, we will also see good and caring Mary Hamilton being infected by Pamela’s lost vines which will turn her into a new Poison Ivy, as we can see on the latest image posted on the show’s official Twitter account.
“As we’ve watched the fallout of Batman’s Rogues’ weapons this season, we wanted to make a few of these ‘trophies’ personal to our Bat Team, and Mary felt like the ideal character to go through a major ‘photosynthesis. The fun part of making each villain’s powers transferable is that we get to do our own spin on the character — this one through the lens of what Mary would create: something heightened, playful, fashion-forward, and sexy. It was so exciting to work alongside Nicole as we picked hair color, eye color and, of course, the clothing itself. But it wasn’t until Nicole showed up on set and absolutely killed her performance that the character of Poison Ivy Mary was complete.”Showrunner Caroline Dries for TVLine
Actress Nicole Kang didn’t try to hide the excitement over this new path her role has been taken.
“I am most proud that Poison Ivy is an Asian villain whose danger does not stem from her foreignness or her mystique. Instead, we discover her personal motivations alongside those of the OG Poison Ivy’s and see them intertwine in an organic and powerful way. I am so humbled to be a Korean girl in line behind THE Uma Thurman to play the next live action Poison Ivy (what?!). Hopefully the future holds space for others like me and beyond to portray one hell of a character. For everything you’ve let me feel, scream, and become through you, Poison Ivy— thank you.”Nicole Kang
Nicole Kang has been part of the show since the very beginning. During the first season she was a medial student who opened her own underground hospital to take care of people that can’t or aren’t able to go to official hospitals. She is step-sister of Kate Kane, the first Batwoman, and she eventually joined the Bat team before the first season ended. In second season she established herself as a part of the team and at the beginning of season 3 she graduated med school. Now, next step in her life – becoming a supervillian. We still need to see when will Pamela Isley aka OG Poison Ivy show up and how will that affect the storyline.
Batwoman is starring Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, who took up the mantle of Batwoman after Kate Kane left Gotham. The show is also starring Camrus Johnson, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, and Victoria Cartagena. Season 3 is airing Wednesdays on The CW.