Arrowverse Producer Responds to Batwoman Casting Backlash

First Image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Reveals a New Caped Crusader

First Image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Reveals a New Caped Crusader

It feels like only yesterday that The CW teased that Batwoman would be joining their annual Arrowverse crossover and that, depending on the reception, they were also developing a series based around the character.

The first image of Rose in full costume is below, and she looks, well, pretty damn great and very comics-accurate.

As the teens say these days, WIG. "But don't call her a hero yet - in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope".

This year's Arrowverse crossover will introduce Batwoman to the CW's superhero universe and actress Ruby Rose will don the cape and cowl for the character first live-action appearance. Though she will be introduced in the crossover event, Rose will then transition into her own Batwoman series, which is now in development for the 2019-20 television season at The CW.

"Elseworlds" begins with The Flash on December 9th, followed by Arrow on December 10th and Supergirl on December 11th. Decades later, she was rebooted as Kate Kane, an openly lesbian superhero. Additional complaints ranged from The Meg star's acting not being up to par and a segment of fans believing Rose hadn't publicly identified as lesbian, therefore making her a poor choice for the role of Batwoman, which Rose herself refuted.

She added: "I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more".

"Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it's been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially". Unfortunately, some of the more negative reactions to Rose's casting were rather rude and harmful, leading to Rose ultimately deleting her Twitter account in order to avoid the negativity and hate.

In a previous statement she said: "The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured".

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