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Ruby Rose Breaks Silence on 'Batwoman' Casting

Ruby Rose Breaks Silence on 'Batwoman' Casting”

A Batwoman series is in development at The CW, which will bring Bruce Wayne's cousin, Kate Kane, to the Arrowverse.

Ruby Rose is set to make her debut as Batwoman in this year's DC crossover event on The CW.

'Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence, ' Variety claims the show's premise will begin. "Vampire Diaries" creator Caroline Dries, who will write and executive produce "Batwoman", is gay.

Kathy Kane was later dropped as a character by DC in 1964 when editor Julius Schwartz decided that he wanted to take the Batman books in a different direction. While the Batwoman series hasn't officially been given the green light just yet, this bodes very well for that happening in the near future.

Orange is no longer the new black for Ruby Rose, who is trading in her orange jumpsuit for a Batwoman costume!

The CW also confirmed that the character will be a lesbian - meaning that if the show is picked up, she will be the first gay character to lead a live-action superhero TV show. As for Ruby Rose, she got her big break on Netflix's Orange is the New Black and has since starred in movies like xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2. There's no air date for the crossover event as yet.

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 next appears in The Meg. She was one of the first vigilantes to make up the "Batman Family".

All hail our new Batwoman.

Plans are also afoot to give Kane/Batwoman a series of her own. She once aspired to have a successful military career, but those dreams sadly came to an end as she was kicked out of West Point once she came out of the closet.

The CW has made a bold and progressive casting move here, so we can't wait to see how their collaboration translates to the small screen this December and beyond.



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