Over a month ago it was announced by The CW or Warner Brothers that Batwoman will be featured in the upcoming Arrowverse cross over special, and the announcement of her own series on the CW network. Four days ago it was announced that actress Ruby Rose from John Wick Chapter 2, and the now released Meg film will star as Kate Kane/Batwoman in the upcoming Arrowverse special an in the Batwoman series.
Thoughts on casting
I think casting Ruby Rose as the title character is a great choice, because she will bring a lot of high energy and tons of action into everything she’s done from her past work into Batwoman. She was in recently in two high profile action sequels in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and in John Wick Chapter Two. She did a fantastic job in both film in her performance especially, her action scenes with Keanu Reeves and Van Diesel. She has the right look an style to bring Kate Kane from the Greg Rucka, and J.H. Williams comic book run to life. Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns found the right actress for Kate Kane/Batwoman.
What I hope to see from the show.
I am hoping the show, an the look of the show will take a lot of heavy inspiration from Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams Batwoman story run in Detective Comic run back in 2008 that run on Batwoman is one of the best story run in recent memory. Everything that made Batwoman a popular superhero she is today can from their run. Greg Rucka who was the writer is one of the people who is responsible for all of the changes on Batwoman/ Kate Kanes. It’s this Story run from this creative team is why Batwoman is getting a series. If you read their run in graphic novel form it feels like two season show.
Villains and Supporting Cast
One of the great things about Greg Rucka and J.H Williams run is the new created villains, crime organizations or cults in their Batwoman run. One of their new character Alice who was Batwoman’s main antagonist throughout their run, was a perfect opposite for Kate Kane. Hopefully we see Rene Montoya and Maggie Sawyer featured in the series. Rene Montoya was a big part of Kate Kane in the 52 series run. While Maggie Sawyer was part in the Detective Comic run. Kate Kane’ s father plays a huge role in Batwoman nights out, and Betty Kane is part of her mythology so I expect to see this in her series.
Keep her Origins intact!
I know the CW network mention we won’t see Batman in the Arrowverse, but part of Batwoman’s origin is her inspiration from Batman, that leads her to become Batwoman. In Greg Rucka and J.H Williams run they use Batman in the shadows without the readers fully seeing Batman when he save a young Kate Kane. This could work when Berlanti decides to do her origin. Even though Batwoman operates in Gotham, we didn’t see any Batman since Batwoman operates a certain part in Gotham. I am hoping the show keeps her entire origin story from their run for the show, because her origin is very good and can be relatable to people who are from the LGBTQ community who are in or trying to be in the military.
I think it’s great Batwoman is getting her due, because she is the most popular and successful LGBTQ superhero that is currently out there. Hopefully we hear more news about the Arrowverse special and her live action series.