The CW has unveiled the first images of Ruby Rose as Batwoman, Gotham’s newest superhero, who will debut in December during an “Arrowverse” crossover event. The event will include episodes from The Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, in advance of a standalone Batwoman series.

Rose’s casting caused controversy when it was announced Batwoman would be a lesbian, making her the first LGBT superhero to headline a live-action series.

But Twitter has completely approved of the new bat costume.

Designed by Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood, the fight-ready Batwoman costume features a winged cape, a red bat symbol across the chest, a utility belt, and a red wig emerging from the traditional cowl. Fans are also in awe of the new bat-suit because of its striking appearance and also for how closely it stays to the DC Comics’ version of it.

Rose, who’s casting was polarizing, she “kept spontaneously crying” because she was so thrilled to play Batwoman when she first got the role. 


While stars like Laverne Cox and Janelle Monáe congratulated her, others criticized her acting abilities and called for a lesser-known “lesbian actress” to be cast instead of Rose, who’s queer.

On an Appearance with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show she said, “I feel like the reason I keep getting so emotional is because, you know, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify withLet alone a superhero, you know?”

Batwoman is slated to premiere in 2019 on CW.


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