Ruby Rose Is Kate Kane The Batwoman
by Dylan Blight
Actress Ruby Rose is set to play Batwoman in the upcoming DC Universe CW crossover event before getting her own series, presumably next year.
Bat-woman, real name Kathy Kane — not to be confused for Batgirl, Barbara Gordon — was originally introduced in the 50’s as a romantic interest for Batman.
The current version of Batwoman was introduced in 2006 during the DC event Infinite Earths where DC Comics asked for a rework of the character. Her costume was changed along with her history and she was now an openly gay character. The news was met with positive and negative news, including outrage and big news outlets like CNN even covering the rework of Batwoman.
She eventually got her own series in 2011 from writers J.H Williams and W. Haden Blackman — although the two eventually left over creative differences with DC Comics — the series eventually ended in 2014.
Batwoman is currently heading up the Detective Comics team of Bat-characters since the comic returned to its original numbering in 2016.
Australian actress Ruby Rose had a supporting role in Orange is the New Black’s third season and last year was working with Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage; had an intense fight with Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2, then faced off against the Bellas in Pitch Perfect 2. She’s about to face off against a giant shark in The Meg releasing next week.
You’ll get your first chance to see Rose in the costume and fighting alongside — or against, who really knows — the rest of the CW DC Universe later this year in the yearly crossover event which includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The Batwoman series will be produced and written by Caroline Dries who has previously worked with the CW on The Vampire Diaries series.
The official synopsis for Batwoman is below:
‘Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero 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.’