BatwomanLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Ruby Rose is the victim of a "left-wing harassment campaign" over her Batwoman casting
"Shockingly, the predictable backlash to Ruby Rose’s recently announced casting appears to actually be coming from inside the house—from fans who seem to love the idea of an out actress playing Kate Kane, but want more from their trailblazing lesbian superhero," explains Amy Zimmerman of casting the lesbian Rose in the The CW role. She adds: "Recurring sentiments appear to be that Batwoman should be played by a Jewish lesbian, and that the role would have been a great opportunity to elevate new talent. Sample tweets include, 'Ruby is great... But she is not the only queer actress out there' and 'JEWISH LESBIAN CHARACTER SHOULD BE PLAYED BY A JEWISH LESBIAN." Zimmerman points out that users of the #RecastBatwoman hashtag on Twitter have rallied around another actress, Ashley Platz, whose Batwoman audition tape has been widely circulated.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Ruby Rose deletes her Twitter account following backlash over her Batwoman casting
All kinds of criticism have been leveled against Rose since she was cast in The CW role last week, from arguments that she's not Jewish like the character Kate Kane, or that she's the wrong kind of LGBTQ member for the role, or that she isn't a good enough actress. “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,” she tweeted. “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.”
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Ruby Rose calls her The CW Batwoman role "a game changer"
The out lesbian Australian actress, who will be playing the lesbian superhero, says she started "spontaneously crying" on the red carpet earlier this week in reaction to the news. “I’m so thrilled," she told Jimmy Fallon.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Ruby Rose lands Batwoman role on The CW's Arrowverse crossover
The Orange Is the New Black alum will play Kate Kane, who is described as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence." The Arrowverse had been seeking an out-lesbian actress to fill the role, making Rose, a lesbian, the perfect fit.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Batman isn't coming to The CW
“There’s no discussion about a series," CW president Mark Pedowitz said at the TV press tour. "Batman already exists in the Arrowverse because last season Oliver Queen mentioned his name at one point. And Batwoman, if the series goes forward, lives in Gotham. There’s no plan at this time to have Batman appear.” ALSO: Pedowitz discusses the potential Batwoman series.
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Why Batwoman is perfect for The CW's Arrowverse
The Kate Kane character brings more of a supernatural element "rather than the street-level fights that we’ve seen so much of on the CW," says Evan Valentine. "Batwoman fights werewolves, vampires, and other kooky supernatural threats on the regular, spawning from the 'Religion of Crime' and all the strange, darker sides of Gotham. With her military training, and her father still watching her back and mentoring her, there’s a lot there to explore in a new series."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 1:20PM EDT
The CW is seeking a lesbian actress to play Batwoman, TV's first gay lead superhero character
It was revealed this morning that The CW and Greg Berlanti are teaming up on a Batwoman TV series that will focus on Kate Kane, the second incarnation of the Batwoman character, who is described as “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter.” The series be written by a gay woman, former Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries, and TVLine reports that the script calls for a lesbian actress of any ethnicity to take on the lead role. "Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence," reads the official logline. "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."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Batwoman is joining the Arrowverse
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed the big news at The CW's upfront presentation. “We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character,” Amell said. “For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.” This will mark Batwoman's first appearance "on any screen," CW president Mark Pedowitz said.