The CW has found its new Batwoman in Australian actress, Ruby Rose, with the character set to make her debut in the CW’s annual DC Arrowverse crossover event.
Rose would also continue her portrayal of Kate Kane in the planned Batwoman series which is still in the scripting stages. If the Batwoman project goes to series, it would mark the first time that a gay character (male or female) was the lead/title character of a live-action superhero series.
Rose’s past acting credits include Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2, Pitch Perfect 3 and will be seen in upcoming films, The Meg and John Wick: Chapter 3.
According to Deadline:
In the CW’s Batwoman, written by Caroline Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) 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. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
When Batwoman first appeared in DC, in Detective Comics #233 in 1956, she was created as a potential love interest for Batman. However, after a long hiatus, Batwoman was reintroduced to DC lore in 2006, where she was established as Jewish lesbian, becoming the first lesbian superhero title DC character.
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