"The Bat is out of the bag": Ruby Rose speaks out for the first time after being cast as CW's 'Batwoman'
As for Rose's introduction as the black-clad DC character, it's being reported that CW is planning a debut in the annual Arrowverse crossover in December.
In Ruby Rose's own words, "the bat is out of the bag". Reports surfaced earlier, confirming that the ever-expanding and inclusive Arroverse at CW has found their Batwoman in none other than the 32-year-old Australian actress, who is also known for appearances in 'Orange is the New Black,' 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage,' and 'John Wick: Chapter 2.'
Following the official nod from the network, the news has certainly sparked a wave of emotions not just for fans but also for Rose, who has since taken to social media to share her excitement with her million-plus followers. "I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck... because this is a childhood dream," the actress wrote alongside a collage of her photo and a still of the iconic DC character on her official Instagram account. Indeed the casting of Rose, who came out at the age of 12, as the lesbian Gotham vigilante marks a huge step in the direction of diversification. And looks like Rose herself is pretty touched.
The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.
"This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different," the actress wrote, speaking out for the first time since news of her DC casting went public.
The female counterpart of popular DC character, Batman, Batwoman was first introduced in the comics in 1956 only to disappear from the continuity for a long time and reappear later in 2006. In the newly-introduced version, however, Batwoman aka Kate Kane was depicted as a Jewish and openly gay character battling with demons of her own but not lesser than the Bruce Wayne alter ego in any measure.
Ruby Rose is Batwoman, coming to The CW’s crossover event this December! pic.twitter.com/ibZS15Cq7X— Arrow (@CW_Arrow) August 7, 2018
As for Rose's introduction as the black-clad character, it's being reported that CW is planning a debut in the annual Arrowverse crossover - involving popular DC shows like 'Flash,' 'Arrow,' 'Legends of Tomorrow,' and 'Supergirl' - scheduled for December. Soon after that plans of Batwoman getting her own solo outing is also said to be in the works.
"We'll do a pilot for midseason, whether it goes to series, I cannot tell you," Mark Pedowitz CW president said at the TCA summer press tour, teasing plans for the Batwoman series. "We have five [DC shows] on the air and just added a sixth night."
If and when the series is greenlit, Caroline Dries (of fame The Vampire Diaries) will be serving as the executive producer along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. In addition, Berlanti and Schechter will also be filling in the producer's spot for the series, which is eyeing a 2019 release.