Ruby Rose Lands Role As Lesbian Superhero Batwoman!

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Ruby Rose has been cast as Kate Kane / Batwoman in The CW's Arrowverse. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasnt in the picture.

And that may not be the only time fans get to see the first gay superhero in DC Comics history as there is a Batwoman series in development at The CW.

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns will produce, while Vampire Diaries alum Caroline Dries writes and produces. She first appeared as a love interest for Bruce Wayne in the 1950's after censorship reached an all-time high.

When Rose makes her DC television debut in the four-way crossover extravaganza, she'll introduce the Kate Kane iteration of the masked heroine to the small screen. If the project went to series, Batwoman would be the first gay lead character in a live-action superhero series.

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Ruby Rose, who most notably played a deadly assassin in John Wick: Chapter 2 and can be seen in the upcoming sharksploitation flick The Meg, will don the cape and cowl of the title hero as Kate Kane/Batwoman.

Plans are also afoot to give Kane/Batwoman a series of her own. Batwoman! The big event is planned for December, while the Batwoman standalone series is slated to premiere in 2019. 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.

Kathy Kane was later dropped as a character by DC in 1964 when editor Julius Schwartz decided that he wanted to take the Batman books in a different direction. In the meantime, catch Batwoman during the CW's four-way crossover event with Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow this fall.

Since leaving the show, she's landed a number of film roles ('Pitch Perfect 3", "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter') and been praised for speaking out about her sexuality and gender fluidity.