'Batwoman': Ruby Rose exit sparks outrage, fans ask DC what’s the point of a Season 2
'I actually liked Ruby Rose now they are recasting its gonna be way worse than it already is,' said a fan
In a move that comes as a shocker to DC fans, Ruby Rose exited The CW's 'Batwoman' ahead of the second season which has already been confirmed. While the reason for her exit remains unclear, the show will continue with a new actor playing the titular character, Kate Kane.
Rubie Rose's exit has left fans shellshocked as Twitter has seen a massive reaction outburst. "Batwoman needs to be a transgender black man or I’m not gonna watch it," a fan wrote. Some fans wanted her to stay. "Awww she was actually good in the role...granted the hate she got, and the piss poor writing the show had for her character, probably didn't help her want to stay." Another fan asked: "What’s even the point of doing a season 2."
"The 2nd biggest problem DC has, they can't retain their talent," a fan opined. "Most likely due to the endless hate she's been getting by the Arrowverse fandom," remarked one of the fans for the reason behind her quitting. "This shit finna get canceled I actually liked Ruby Rose now they are recasting its gonna be way worse than it already is," a fan said.
"Just saw it. Bad news! I really liked her as Batwoman." one of the tweets read. "Aw man, that sucks. She was great," a fan seconded.
"She was awesome in this glad she got a recast," a fan wrote. "She obviously has commitment issues..." exclaimed one of the fans. "Why did she choose to leave and why is DC recasting her instead of canceling? Hmm, seems something else is going on," said one of the fans.
'Batwoman' was among the hit Arrowverse shows that was renewed for Season 2, it was the network's third most-watched show after averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49. According to Variety, the pilot season averaged 1.7 million viewers in Live+7.
In her statement, Rose said: "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 of 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."
Only time will tell who the new Batwoman will be.