The CW released the first image of the Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the upcoming “Arrowverse” crossover event, and lock us up in Arkham Asylum because we are going crazy over Gotham City’s newest crime-fighter.
Rose’s Batwoman is set to make her debut during The CW’s three-part crossover event, which kicks off during The Flash on December 9. Batwoman was originally introduced in the DC Universe in 1956 as a love interest for Batman, but she was phased out of the comics a few years later. In 2006 she returned as Kate Kane, “an out lesbian and trained street fighter primed to snuff out [Gotham 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.”
The “Arrowverse” event will span The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl, and a Batwoman solo series is already being developed by uber producer Greg Berlanti, for the 2019-2020 season. If the series is picked up it will make her the first openly gay superhero to star in a live-action television series or movie.
“Growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody that I identified with, let alone a superhero,” Rose told Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show back in August, adding her casting is a “game changer.”
Earlier this year when it was announced that Rose would be playing the caped crusader on the small screen, the online backlash was so severe it caused Rose to quit Twitter.
“Where on earth did ’Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman’ (sic) 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,” Rose wrote in one of her last tweets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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 continued.
“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.”
Below, check out the first image of Rose as Batwoman: