Ruby Rose (left) will play BatwomanKate Kane for The CW'sArrowverse shows, including her own series that's in the works. I'm also an emotional wreck. because this is a childhood dream, ' wrote the Orange Is The New Black star on her Instagram. Television. Dries will executive produce alongside Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
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Rose quickly confirmed the casting on Twitter, proclaiming in tweet replies her excitement to play Kate Kane, an openly lesbian superhero who helps protect Gotham City.
Batwoman is one of the first LGBTQ comic characters.
Thoughts? Were you one of the many prescient armchair casting directors who predicted Rose's hiring? Because we couldn't ask for anything better than to see Rose star as Batwoman in a solo CW series.
The "crossover" event will see Rose's Batwoman team up with Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DC Legends, potentially including Atom (Brandon Routh), White Canary (Cathy Loitz), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) and John Constantine (Matt Ryan).
Her latest movie, action thriller The Meg, opens this week.
The character of Batwoman, created two years later, and initially as a romantic interest for Batman, has often been seen as a reaction to that perception. Should the show get picked up, it would bow during the 2019-2020 season. And she's been on a roll ever since, appearing as badass assassins in John Wick: Chapter 2 and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and as a scene-stealing rock singer in Pitch Perfect 3.
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