Our Batwoman is officially here. Recently, star of the currently-in-development Batwoman TV series, Ruby Rose, uploaded an official still of herself in costume. Suffice to say it looks pretty impressive and is certainly faithful to the comics.
Check out Batwoman in all her rodent-themed superhero glory right here:
Now, there’s a force to be reckoned with – and not one you’d want to encounter in a dark alley! Particularly, if you’re criminal scum…
So far, the reactions to the image have been quite positive. Well, at least according to the Twitterverse (the only part of the universe that truly matters. That’s an objective fact).
— Eren – CaBOOse ?? (@CabooseEK) October 9, 2018
— Mark (Nation of Nerds) (@nationofnerds) October 9, 2018
Batwoman (or Kate Kane as she is otherwise known) will maker her debut in the ‘Arrowverse’ in an Elseworlds crossover in December.
Previously, Ruby Rose received some backlash for being cast as the character. Many believed that Rose didn’t deserve the role because she was neither lesbian nor Jewish (things that the character is). However, Rose herself (as well as some commentators) pointed out she is a lesbian and has been out since age twelve. As for her lack of Jewishness? Maybe the arguers have a point, maybe they don’t.
However, recent comments from producer Greg Berlanti reveal he isn’t too worried about the controversy. At the recent L.A. LGBT Center Vanguard Awards, Berlanti felt that “whenever you’re bringing change about in any form, there are always conversations that happen” and that letters of complaint were sent even during the days of Dawson’s Creek (where, mind-bogglingly, Twitter didn’t yet exist). Overall, Berlanti feels that Rose is “terrific in the role” and he’s excited for people to see the story.
The Kate Kane version of Batwoman has been appearing in DC comics since 52 issue #7 (where she was occasionally referred to as ‘Kathy’). Eventually, the character would receive her own comic book series, simply titled Batwoman, which ran from 2010 to 2015. Since 2017, Batwoman has also had another series following the DC Universe Rebirth.
The next Arrowverse crossover event, which will introduce Batwoman, will start December 9th at 8 pm on The CW. It will start on The Flash, continue with Arrow Monday 10th and conclude with Supergirl Tuesday 11th. No doubt it will follow up soon after on channels that broadcast the show internationally.
Are you looking forward to seeing Ruby Rose as Batwoman? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!