After months of speculation as to who would be replacing Kate Kane as the protector of Gotham after Ruby Rose exited BATWOMAN, we now know who will take up the mantle as Ryan Wilder the new character set to be the city’s hero.
Javicia Leslie (GOD FRIENDED ME) will take over the title role in The CW series’ second season. With her cast she is becoming the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production.
“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Leslie.
The new character of Ryan Wilder, which was created by showrunner Caroline Dries and executive producer Greg Berlanti is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”
This is exciting but also adds an extra layer of interest with the Superman and Batwoman crossover set to happen in the near future.
There is now another chapter to this tale thanks to The Cinema Spot. It is being reported that RIVERDALE star, Vanessa Morgan is being eyed to take up the mantle of the new Ryan Wilder character. Initially after the announcement to replace Rose was made, many fans began to push back especially on social media stating that they would not be watching the sophomore season.
It is worth noting that Morgan is the only black lead on RIVERDALE and she recently called out the CW for its sidelining of black leads:
Tired of how Black people are portrayed in Media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick non-dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.
RIVERDALE creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa replied with the following:
We hear Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s right. We’re sorry and we make the same promise that we did to her. We will do better to honor her and the character she plays. As well as all of our actors and characters of color. CHANGE is happening and will continue to happen. Riverdale will get bigger, not smaller. Riverdale will be part of the movement, not outside it.
It was previously announced that, spoiler alert, Riverdale is set to do a time jump heading into Season 5. Therefore, it is likely that if Morgan gets the role of Ryan Wilder, her Riverdale character Toni Topaz will not be returning after the time jump.
Also it is being report that along with her audition, Vanessa Morgan will also be doing a screen test. This screen test will presumably be done with other members of the main cast.
Now just because she is screen testing it does not mean she is a lock and other actresses cannot audition for the role. The CW is looking for an actress who is younger than 30 years old, and “gets” Berlanti Productions and its culture.
Whelp ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s the 60th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and HERE WE GO. It is finally happening and it is a REAL THING…… the resident super villain Jay Washington has brought back comedian, writer & more Heather Jay. Oh Yeah the Snyder cut is actually being released.
Jay and Heather get into it over whether this a a good thing, a move forward or just a marketing and money ploy by Warner Media. The duo go back and forth on what this means to the fans, the followers of the hashtag and the overall public. Oh yeah they also talk about Ruby Rose quitting Batwoman and its somewhat a celebration.
This one gets deep so sit tight, buckle in and get ready for a wild ride. Jay and Heather also take calls from the hotline 818-276-6947 and the mailbox over at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course this episode is REALLY gonna piss some people off.
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It seems that Rose never got used to the long hours required to be the lead of a television show as well she did not really like well lets say never got adjusted to life in Vancouver where the show is primarily filmed.
According to TV Line’s source, “It wasn’t 100-percent her decision,” The source goes on further to say “It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.
Either way we may not know the full story until Ruby Rose gives her statement on this matter. But we do know that she will no longer be in the cape and cowl and come next season there will be a new Kate Kane.
So much news is coming out of the Batwoman San Diego Comic Con panel. On Top of the announcement that the original Robin, Burt Ward appearing in the annual crossover. We also know who along side Alice will be a villain for Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane to battle against in BATWOMAN.
Showrunner Caroline Dries confirmed that the famous villain Thomas Elliot, a.k.a. Hush, is one of the many threats Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) will have to face. However, there will be a twist on his origin that varies from the comics.
“The character of Tommy Elliot who ultimately becomes the supervillain Hush but we’re seeing his origins of why he hates Batman so much,” Dries explained.
Check out the review of the pilot episode of BATWOMAN from the resident super villain, Jay Washington and the Jersey Jackass BC Cambell along with Rob Bayne from Cinelinx.com
The CW has finally unveiled its fall premiere slate for the upcoming 2019/2020 television season, and it’s shaping to be a big October as the network prepares to bid farewell to one of its flagship superhero series while launching a brand new show set in Gotham City.
The Ruby Rose-fronted Batwoman will host its series premiere on Sunday, October 6th at 8 pm, followed by the fifth season premiere of the Melissa Benoist-led Supergirl at 9 pm. Then, The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, returns two days later on Tuesday, October 8th.
The ten-episode final season of the Stephen Amell-led Arrow debuts the following week on Tuesday, October 15th at 9 pm and finally, Cress Williams’ Black Lightning returns for its third season on Monday, Oct 21 at 9 pm.
The CW is saving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season four for midseason.
First there was the announcement that the upcoming CW show BATWOMAN was heading to series, then there was the teaser trailer and now we have a full trailer showing us Kate Kane’s beginning so to speak, Gotham and much more.
Check out the trailer below
Here is the official synopsis for the show
“Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
“Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
After her arrival into the Arrowverse during this year’s crossover ELSEWORLDS (which worked as a back door pilot) many were left wondering when would we see Ruby Rose don the cape and cowl once again. Well now we are closer to finding out our answer.
Batwoman has officially been ordered to series at the CW, and the network has debuted a first-look promo and banner to accompany the announcement.
The teaser is brief, but it does give us a new look at Kate Kate (Ruby Rose) suited-up as Gotham’s new protector, and we also get a glimpse of the show’s official logo right at the end.
With this series order, it makes history as Batwoman becomes the first live-action scripted drama to focus on a lesbian superhero played by an out lead actress. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) penned the script and will serve as showrunner.
Check out the teaser
It was recently announced that the pilot for the Ruby Rose led Batwoman was given the go order and now it seems the train is full steam ahead with these recent casting announcements.
Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage)and Nicole Kang (You) have been cast in lead roles opposite Ruby Rose in the upcoming DC television series. The roles in which each will be portraying are amazing as well.
Tandy will play Sophie Moore. After graduating from military academy, Sophie rose through the ranks to become a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite and regimented outlook, Sophie has a soft side, illuminated by Kate Kane’s return. Where Johnson will portray Luke Fox. A Dark Knight loyalist and son of Wayne’s R&D director Lucius Fox, Luke works to keep Wayne Tower secure in his boss’s absence. While Luke considers himself the guardian of all things Batman — specifically his symbol — he also recognizes the city’s need for a new hero. Finally, Kang is Mary Hamilton. Excitable, talkative, and an influencer-in-the-making, Mary is Kate Kane’s step-sister and polar opposite. But what Mary lacks in a filter, she makes up for with her compassion for Gotham’s underserved communities, proving she has more in common with Kate than she thinks.
No word as to who will be Kate Kane’s main adversary in Gotham as she takes up the mantle to become the city’s newest symbol of hope.