Ruby Rose (Orange Is The New Black) will her debut as Kate Kane/Batwoman during the annual Arrowverse TV crossover event this December. Earlier today, CW had released the above photo giving everyone a first look at the DC Comics heroine in all her live-action glory. Score one for comic book accuracy.
If Batwoman’s initial appearance is a hit, the network plans to do a standalone series. Per THR:
Batwoman, which is in development with Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) penning the script, centers on Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, 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. 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.
Rose’s Batwoman suit was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, who along with her film work for directors Tim Burton, Rob Marshall and others, also designed suits for Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.
So, what do you think, Bat fans? Are you as excited to see Kate Kane brought to life as we are? Look for Rose to make her Batwoman debut during this year’s three-night crossover event, “Elseworlds,” which kicks off on Sunday, December 9th on The CW.