It is no secret that during this years Arrowverse crossover, ELSEWORLDS that one main thing people were looking forward to was seeing Ruby Rose don her own cape and cowl as a new protector of Gotham City. The debut definitely came off as a success as many people were praising Rose’s performance. Now the hope in which many had as seeing Rose’s Kate Kane in her own series is one step closer as The CW has now ordered a full pilot episode. David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Arrow, The Flash) has been tapped to direct the pilot in consideration for next season.
Batwoman as a series is historic within itself because it marks the first gay lead character -male or female in a live-action superhero series. In the upcoming drama, Kate Kane (rose) is armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind and not pulling punches. Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, and out lesbian and highly trained street fighter that is primed to snuff out the failing cities criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero just 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.
if you missed the annual crossover that aired this past December, The CW will re-air on the network starting next Monday.
She has come to “slay” and protect Gotham City . The CW has released the first picture of Ruby Rose as Kate Kane aka Batwoman who will make her debut on the annual Arrowverse crossover and this look does not disappoint.
Rose, who was announced to portray the Jewish lesbian super hero received a lot of backlash. She was told that she was not lesbian enough and in some instances did not look Jewish enough. Rose, who is a lesbian, silenced the complaints saying “When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group. But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…if you need me I’ll be on my batphone.” She then deleted her Twitter account.
Rose is supporting a head full of fiery red hair and dons the signature cowl and cape designed by four-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood,
The annual Arrowverse crossover event will kickoff on the CW Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 PM ET.
Check out Rose below and let your thoughts be known.
This is becoming way too commonplace and it is getting ridiculous. Celebrities are announced to be part of a project with a large fandom and then are almost instantly attacked on social media. We have seen it with directors as well.
The most recent one is in this writers opinion rather absurd. Ruby Rose was anounced as being cast as Kate Kane aka Batwoman for the upcoming annual Arrow-verse crossover and then to lead her own series. The decision was made for her talent as well as her being an out lesbian community as the character herself is a lesbian. Immediately afterwards followed the barrage of hate and backlash on social media primarily Twitter.
Before leaving the social media platform, Rose took to Twitter with a string of tweets: “Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman’ come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”
She continued, “When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group. But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.”
She concluded her statement with a POWERFUL and confident exit: “I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone.”
This has got to stop, just STOP. This online harassment of talent, directors and more just because you are not a fan is unacceptable. Many of these talented individuals want to be able to enjoy those platforms and interact with fans. But none have to sit by and enjoy an onslaught of hate and disrespect. That never has been nor never will be part of the job and its unfair to those individuals who suffer from it.
The CW has cast its Batwoman and it is a great choice an actress Ruby Rose. Rose who is an openly lesbian actress will be first introduced in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event in December and then will potentially take the lead into her own series.
Rose’s Batwoman will be based around Kate Kane, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. She is armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope and thereby calling herself a hero.
Batwoman is in development being penned by with Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaires) and Arrow-verse mastermind Greg Berlanti will be executive producing it.
Rose’s casting comes after the network made it a priority to cast an openly gay actress to take on the role. She definitely is the right fit to play the heroine as her credits include Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and features The Meg, Pitch Perfect 3 and John Wick: Chapter 2. Rose is also a model and recording artist — and former MTV VJ
The CW has made sure to stay in front with many social issues and adhering to diversity and showing that representation matters. They recently cast Nicole Maines, a trans actressto portray a trans superhero on Supergirl.