Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman

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Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman

Rose will first appear as Batwoman in the annual DC superhero crossover event as well as the Batwoman series that is now in development from producer Greg Berlanti. That and "highly trained street fighter" seem pretty in line with Rose's badass on-screen persona (have you seen xXx: Return of Xander Cage??). It will be written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.

Batwoman is expected to premiere in 2019. In December, Rose will team up with the pre-existing CW shows including "Arrow", "The Flash", "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Supergirl".

But don't call her a hero yet.

Ruby Rose, whose breakout role was as Stella in Orange Is the New Black, has been a vocal spokesperson for LGBTQ+ rights.

An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin's decision to fight crime in Gotham.

Most recently, Batwoman has been one of the stars of the relaunched Detective Comics by James Tynion IV and finally has her own solo series again. She's also in the upcoming killer shark movie The Meg.

Tweeted one person: "No tea no shade, but is Ruby Rose the only lesbian actress Hollywood knows, or do they just don't want to take any chances by hiring an unknown lesbian actress and giving her a chance to rise in her career?" "In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope", the official Batwoman logline reads.

Batwoman is coming to TV and she'll be played by an Australian.

Batwoman has already made history in the comic book world - the character was reintroduced to the DC universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian.

"For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender", Rose said in a 2015 interview with Elle. We're looking forward to seeing what Ruby Rose can do with this beloved character!

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