Ruby Rose to play Batwoman, the first lesbian superheroine

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Ruby Rose to play Batwoman, the first lesbian superheroine

Ruby Rose has been cast as "Batwoman" to appear in The CW's DC Crossover Event in December. But while the CW-verse adds new and exciting characters all the time, this particular marriage of casting and character is special. "I kept spontaneously crying".

"I feel like the reason I keep getting so emotional is because growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero."
Watch her appearance on Fallon below.

Rose's Batwoman casting came weeks after Supergirl picked transgender activist Nicole Maines to fill the series regular role of Nia Nal aka Dreamer, television's first transgender superhero.

"It's an unbelievable opportunity, obviously", she said. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. The second is, "Be the person you needed when you were younger".

"The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored".

First introduced in 1956, Batwoman largely disappeared from continuity until 2006, when she was reintroduced and reinvented.

Both Variety and Deadline report that Rose, now appearing in the giant-shark action movie The Meg, has been tapped to portray Kate Kane in both the upcoming Arrow/Flash/Supergirl crossover special and the potential Batwoman series being helmed by Caroline Dries that could air in 2019. She'll make her Batwoman debut on Arrow this fall.

A press release from the CW describes Batwoman - whose real name is Kate Kane - as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence" and "armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind". But don't call her a hero yet. It looks like it's coming full circle for her.

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