Ruby Rose Addresses Her Batwoman Role: 'I'm an Emotional Wreck'

Ruby Rose Addresses Her Batwoman Role: 'I'm an Emotional Wreck'

Ruby Rose Addresses Her Batwoman Role: 'I'm an Emotional Wreck'

32-year-old Melbourne-born Rose will make her debut as Batwoman in December as part of a planned "crossover" event, in which the superheroes of multiple television programs will team up.

Having a Batwoman series will be great for representation on TV since she is an out lesbian "and [a] highly trained street fighter". The CW is now developing a Batwoman solo series written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who is also executive producing alongside Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti.

Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW, the USA channel which airs the Arrowverse series, said a pilot episode would be filmed at the end of the year, after production on the "crossover" event was finished. She's also one of the few out LGBTQ+ characters in comics.

Most recently, Batwoman has been one of the stars of the relaunched Detective Comics by James Tynion IV and finally has her own solo series again. Striking fear into the criminals she fights, Kate is someone who must also fight the complications of living a double life, both as a citizen and hero of Gotham.

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.

The show being developed by an American network would be the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead and is based on the DC Comics star Kate Kane - aka Batwoman.

The CW superhero shows can vary in quality from show to show and season to season so hopefully Batwoman comes out swinging. Network chief Mark Pedowitz said that while "Batman already exists in the Arrow-verse", there are "no plans at this point for the character to appear", according to USA Today. Rose is best known for her role as the assassin Ares in John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as for movies such as xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and this month's shark thriller The Meg.

Related news