Ruby Rose set to soar as gay Batwoman

Ruby Rose Cast As Batwoman In the CW’s DC Crossover & Potential Series

Australian film star Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for the United States network The CW, Variety has learned.

The character is set to make her debut on The CW's annual crossover event with the network's four DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. According to the BBC, the CW's synopsis for the upcoming Batwoman series describes Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, as an "out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence". The news of Ruby Rose's casting was confirmed by the official Arrow Twitter account, which posted an image of the actress alongside the titular hero she's set to play.

Those character notes would make Rose's Batwoman the first gay superhero to take a leading role in a television series.

Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood for more details on Ruby Rose's Batwoman and the rest of the Arrowverse.

The prospective Batwoman series will be written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. I'm also an emotional wreck. because this is a childhood dream, ' wrote the Orange Is The New Black star on her Instagram. Indeed, Rose, with a tattoo-brandishing badass look and a character-appropriate biography, since she's openly lesbian, will embody the role of Kate Kane/Batwoman for this exciting and potentially groundbreaking CW series.

An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin's decision to fight crime in Gotham. Kate is also one of the first LGBT members of the Bat Family.

The character Batwoman began appearing in DC Comics stories beginning with Detective Comics #233 in 1956, in which she was introduced as a love interest for Batman.

"For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender", Rose said in a 2015 interview with Elle.

"Whether it goes to series, I can not tell you", Pedowitz told USA media this week.

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