Amber Heard to replace Ruby Rose as Batwoman? Parody account tweet shocks fans: 'Thank god, it isn't true'
'Batwoman' fans were shocked to find out that Ruby Rose will no longer play the masked vigilante in The CW show. 'Batwoman' had just wrapped up Season 1 and there was much excitement for the second one due to its intriguing synopsis.
With speculations rife about who will take Rose's place in the Arrowverse show, a parody news account reported that Amber Heard was in talks to play Batwoman. This piece of false news almost tricked fans into believing that it was true and they breathed a sigh of relief, when they found out it wasn't.
"Thank god, I almost had a heart attack," another fan wrote while another tweeted, "That amber heard as batwoman tweet.. you tricksters almost had me..."
"Thank you, I so needed that laugh today," another tweeted. "I really hope not," a fan wrote.
"Thank god this isn't real," a fan wrote. Another pointed out that the article should have come with a "trigger" warning.
'Batwoman' had been renewed for a second season and was announced to be returning in the fall of 2021. The reasons for Rose leaving the show are not clear.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” said Rose in a statement. “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”
Initially, there was much speculation whether she had exited the show due to her surgeries for two herniated discs last year. A source told Variety that this wasn't the case and Rose's decision was nothing to do with her.