Ruby Rose will play a queer Batwoman on the CW

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The CW is also working on developing a separate Batwoman series - which, if it gets picked up, would presumably also star Rose in the role of the titular superhero. Batwoman is set to make her debut during the annual Arrowverse crossover in the fall among Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

If you're a comic book geek, that's a significant detail as it dramatically increases the chances that either Batwoman's own series or the other Arrowverse shows could at some point feature Batman himself. Striking fear into the criminals she fights, Kate is someone who must also fight the complications of living a double life, both as a citizen and hero of Gotham.

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Australian film star Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for the United States network The CW, Variety has learned. Best known for her role as Stella in Orange Is the New Black, Rose, who identifies as lesbian and genderfluid, has previously cut her ass-kicking chops in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2.

"Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face". She also wrote/produced/directed Break Free, a short film that focused on gender fluidity. I mean if I was writing one of those casting blogs that were all the rage ten years ago she'd pretty much be my top selection.

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It was in that vacuum, and in the wake of the hugely successful Adam West Batman television series in the 1960s, that Batgirl rose to a more prominent position in the Batman canon.

DC Comics shares more about the Kate Kane/Batwoman character who Rose will be playing in the crossover, and most likely, in the highly anticipated Batwoman series. In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope. We're looking forward to seeing what Ruby Rose can do with this beloved character!

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