Ruby Rose is The CW’s Batwoman!

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Ruby Rose will be donning the legendary cowl of Batwoman on the CW, TV Line reports.

The standalone series is being developed by Caroline Dries in tandem with producer Greg Berlanti who oversees most of the DC Comics television programs for Warner Bros.

Batwoman returned as a character in DC Comics in 2006.

News broke in July that creators of the new Batwoman series - which were hoping to cast an out gay actor in the title role. The Arrowverse crossover event will bring heroes from all of The CW's DC shows together. Indeed, Rose, with a tattoo-brandishing badass look and a character-appropriate biography, since she's openly lesbian, will embody the role of Kate Kane/Batwoman for this exciting and potentially groundbreaking CW series.

Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne, also targets Gotham city's criminal underbelly.

An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin's decision to fight crime in Gotham. Rose is best known for her role as the assassin Ares in John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as for movies such as xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and this month's shark thriller The Meg.

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"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.

Tweeted one person: "No tea no shade, but is Ruby Rose the only lesbian actress Hollywood knows, or do they just don't want to take any chances by hiring an unknown lesbian actress and giving her a chance to rise in her career?"

All hail our new Batwoman.

With such a long career in comics, Batwoman will certainly make a great addition to the Arrowverse as the DC TV universe prepares to explore Gotham City.

"Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face". "Ruby Rose is too famous to star in a CW show and casting her is actually homophobic".

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