The CW’s Arrowverse is set unveil Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman during a three-night crossover event, which will begin on December 9. The event will feature characters from Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and more. Rose will star in her own Batwoman show beginning in the fall of 2019.
While angry nerds ran Rose of Twitter with heaps of backlash when she was announced as Batwoman, she’s resurfaced with a first look at her in costume. It’s a bad-ass look, which will hopefully silence some trolls.
— DC (@DCComics) October 9, 2018
Batwoman/Kate Kane has been portrayed as an openly LGBTQ character since a mid-2000s reboot of the DC comic. Many fans applauded the news of an openly gay superhero set to hit the small screen, others sounded off on Rose’s casting with #RecastBatwoman for reasons ranging from Rose not being the right LGBTQ actor to calls for a Jewish actor to land the role, as the Kate Kane character is also Jewish.
If we could all answer our detractors by appearing in Batwoman/Batman gear that would really be rad.