In August it was announced that The Meg star Ruby Rose will play Batwoman in The CW’s DC universe, starting with an appearance in December’s Arrow-verse crossover event. With production on the crossover now starting in Vancouver, the network has released the first image of Rose in costume.
The picture is suitably comic book in style and reveals a very cool version of the iconic Batwoman costume. Rose has Kate Cane’s fiery red hair, with a red Bat symbol and old school Bat-ears on her mask. Check it out below:
The CW’s crossover starts on December 8 and incorporates all the shows in the Arrow-verse, namely The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Following this, Rose will star in a standalone Batwoman show, which is expected to premiere in the fall of 2019, with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries writing and executive producing the pilot.
The backlash from trolls that followed Rose’s casting announcement forced the star to quit Twitter in August. The current incarnation of Batwoman first appeared in DC comics in 2006 and is an openly gay character. Rose herself is an out lesbian and described opinions that she wasn’t right for the role as “ridiculous.”
In related news, at last weekend’s New York Comic-Con, fans were given a first look at new episodes of the fifth and final season of the DC show Gotham. The show premieres in 2019 and it has been confirmed that Bane will feature, played by Shane West.