Ruby Rose cast as The CW’s Batwoman

Danny Woods
August 8, 2018

The CW announced that Rose will make her first appearance as Kate Kane in the Crossover Event, which will incorporate all four of the shows in the Arrow-verse, namely The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

The Batwoman series is in development for the 2019-2020 season, with executive producer/writer Caroline Dries at the helm, as well as executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. The show will follow her journey as an out lesbian and vigilante snuffing out the resurgence of criminals in Gotham, but that doesn't mean you should call her a hero just yet.

Ruby Rose (left) will play Batwoman Kate Kane for The CW's Arrowverse shows, including her own series that's in the works.

As only a comic book franchise can do, there are actually two Batwoman characters in the current DC Comics "continuity", one which uses the real name Kathy, and the other which uses the real name Kate. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasnt in the picture. The crossover events began with "Flash vs. Arrow" in 2014 and the last multi-show storyline "Crisis on Earth-X" premiered past year. Congratulations to all Jewish bats, lesbians, and Ruby Rose lovers!

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Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood for more details on Ruby Rose's Batwoman and the rest of the Arrowverse. She first appeared as a love interest for Bruce Wayne in the 1950's after censorship reached an all-time high.

Some have slammed the CW's decision, argued that Rose being cast as Batwoman is as "bad" as Ben Affleck scoring the part of Batman, and claimed that DC has disappointed fans by selecting Rose for the role. In fact, Batwoman was one of the most popular books of the early New 52 era before the creative team of W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Williams III left the book after DC refused to let Batwoman marry Maggie Sawyer.

Plans are also afoot to give Kane/Batwoman a series of her own.

In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia's Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.

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