Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The first image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman was released today.
The CW has released a first look photo of Ruby Rose suited up as Batwoman, who will first appear in the annual DC superhero crossover event, titled Elseworlds, as well as the Batwoman series that is currently in development from producer Greg Berlanti.
Elseworlds, the annual Arrowverse crossover, will take place in Gotham City. The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
This story will mark Ruby Rose’s debut as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. While Kate is Bruce Wayne’s cousin in the DC Universe, the Batman isn’t expected to appear in this story or anywhere else in the Arrowverse any time soon.
In the CW’s Batwoman, written by Caroline Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) 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 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.
Another character I know nothing about. However, I always enjoy the CW crossover event each year, so am looking forward to seeing how this character blends in with the others.
I'll be especially interested to see how they explain how she's wandering around Gotham City fighting crime and her cousin, Batman/Bruce Wayne, just "happens" to not be around.
Supergirl eventually had to bring in Superman and, I'm guessing, Batman will have to come into the picture at some point, if the Batwoman show goes to series.
Time will tell.