Ruby Rose cast as The CW’s Batwoman


So who, exactly, is Batwoman? And while details are still relatively slim about how Kate Kane will make her grand entrance into the Arrowverse, this casting shows that it's being set in motion. The show will follow her journey as an out lesbian and vigilante snuffing out the resurgence of criminals in Gotham, but that doesn't mean you should call her a hero just yet. Adding to that, DC Comics describes her as having "self-destructive tendencies when it comes to personal relationships". The character will be introduced in the network's annual DC crossover event this winter, plus the network is also developing a stand-alone series around the character. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros.

A gay Batwoman is, in historical terms at least, an ironic touch in the long-running story of Batman.

The character of Batwoman, created two years later, and initially as a romantic interest for Batman, has often been seen as a reaction to that perception. On the very queer-friendly CW, however, Kane/Batwoman will be in fine company with Black Lightning's Thunder (comicdom's fist black lesbian superhero) and CW Seed's animated The Ray representing for the LGBTQ community.

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That twist was part of the so-called Crisis on Infinite Earths and, honestly, if we got into it now we'd be here all day. Arrow's seventh season will premiere on Monday, October 15th at 8/7c, with Legends of Tomorrow debuting Monday, October 22nd, at 9/8c. The Arrowverse crossover event will bring heroes from all of The CW's DC shows together.

"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".

The character is also canonically lesbian, as is Rose, and producers were specifically scouting an actress of the same sexuality to better inform the character, along with writer Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who also identifies as a lesbian.