Arrowverse Producer Responds to Batwoman Casting Backlash

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

The CW has released the first image of what Batwoman will look like when she comes to life on screen in the three-part Arrowverse crossover event "Elseworlds". The Australian actress will make her debut as Batwoman in the The CW's highly-anticipated Arrowverse, which will kick off December 9. In the photo, Rose is showing off fiery red hair, a black and red catsuit, and, of course, Batwoman's signature mask.

The suit was designed by Colleen Atwood, who has also designed costumes for Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash.

This first look at Batwoman comes as the crossover begins shooting in Vancouver BC.

Rose will likely have her own spinoff show as the Gotham City heroine, according to EW, as the network is now developing a Batwoman series.

Rose's version of Batwoman will be different in that her iteration will be an out lesbian. "But don't call her a hero yet".

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It has been confirmed that DC's Legends of Tomorrow will sit this crossover event out, keeping in mind that there is still a fourth show involved as a pilot episode starring Ruby Rose as Batwoman is in development.

In her real life she is Katherine (later Kate) Kane, a wealthy Gotham City heiress who, inspired by Batman's heroic deeds, created for herself a superhero alter-ego. "I feel like the reason I get so emotional, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero", she said.

There are a few other things we know about the crossover.

"[Ruby] is terrific in the role", Berlanti continued, "and we're excited for people to see the story".

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