Ruby Rose has many occupations: actress, recording artist, model and TV presenter. Now she has something new to add to that list: Superhero.
Ms. Rose has been given the role of Gotham City’s very own Kate Kane/Batwoman, the comic book world’s first openly lesbian superhero. She will be making her debut in the big Arrowverse crossover event called “Elseworlds” in December on the CW. This year’s crossover will bring together the heroes from Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow.
The CW had recently released a first look at Ms. Rose as the female caped crusader. The red bat symbol, black suit and her flowing red hair just gave me another reason to see the winter crossover. The Batwoman suit was designed by four-time Oscar winner, Colleen Atwood, according to BBC News.
Since the day she was cast, the Australian actress has been getting criticism about the choice for the role. After that, it led to her deleting her Twitter account. However, all of the criticism didn’t stop her from joining the CW family.
The crossover will take our heroes to Gotham City to confront the evil Dr. John Deegan (Jeremy Davies) at Arkham Asylum. Some of the heroes will include the obvious like Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell). In addition, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) will be joining them on their mission.
Despite the fact that the cast of Legends of Tomorrow will not be included in the crossover this year, there are still some things to look forward to. Some of which will include facing a new big antagonist, a new city to explore for the heroes and the introduction of Batwoman.
After last year’s crossover, Crisis on Earth-X, I’m eager to see how this upcoming one will turn out. (Good luck trying to beat the last crossover!) After the big winter event, Ms. Rose will get her own CW series of Batwoman in 2019.
“Elseworlds” begins with The Flash on December 9, then with Arrow on December 10 and it will conclude with Supergirl on December 11.
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