Ruby Rose to play Batwoman in 'Arrowverse'

Ruby Rose to play Batwoman in 'Arrowverse'
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018 3:40 PM EDT
Ruby Rose attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures And Gravity Pictures' "The Meg" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 6, 2018 in Hollywood, Calif. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman on TV.
The tattooed actress and DJ will make her debut as the superheroine at The CW network’s annual DC ‘Arrowverse’ crossover TV event in December, which will also feature TV and comic book favourites The Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash, among others, according to Deadline.
Lesbian Rose will then play Batwoman in a stand-alone series network bosses are developing for next season, becoming the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series, if it’s picked up.
Batwoman has already made history in the comic book world – the character was reintroduced to the DC universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian.
Ruby’s Batwoman will be an out and proud lesbian, aka Kate Kane, who fights crime and social injustice in Gotham City.
In real-life, Australian Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12 and recently identified herself as gender fluid, even writing and producing a short film, titled Break Free, which served as a tribute to gender fluidity. She also starred in the film, which became a viral hit, and was awarded with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards.
Before Batwoman becomes a reality for Rose, she’ll next be seen in Jason Statham’s new shark movie The Meg, which hits U.S. cinemas this weekend.
She has also appeared in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: Final Chapter, John Wick: Chapter Two, and Pitch Perfect 3.
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Ruby Rose axes Twitter account after 'not gay enough' Batwoman backlash
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018 10:28 AM EDT
Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after receiving a barrage of criticism for being cast as superhero Batwoman.
The Orange is the New Black star was unveiled as TV’s new superhero earlier this week, and will make her first appearance as the character, a lesbian also known as Kate Kane, during The CW network’s annual DC ‘Arrowverse’ crossover TV event in December, before fronting her own standalone series.
Since the announcement, Rose has faced criticism on social media, with comic book fans slamming the actress for not being Jewish — as the character, Kate Kane is of that religion — and some even claimed the actress wasn’t gay enough to play a lesbian superhero.
The 32-year-old tried to defend herself against the hate but seemingly decided enough was enough and deleted her Twitter account on Saturday.
Before pulling the plug, she wrote: “Where on earth did “Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman” come from – has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with “she’s too gay” how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”
She has also disabled comments on her Instagram posts in an effort to reduce the online backlash.
Rose’s casting as Batwoman is set to make her the first openly gay lead in a live-action superhero series, and before she faced harsh criticism from fans, the star raved about the project on social media.
“The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured,” the Australian-born actress wrote on Instagram. “I’m also an emotional wreck … because this is a childhood dream.”

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