Move over Batman, there’s a new dark knight in town and she’s a tough as nails redhead!
A new image of Ruby Rose’s Batwoman from the upcoming CW Elseworlds Crossover. The photo comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Per Entertainment Weekly:
“It’s a strange feeling to put on a suit like this that has been custom made for you knowing that it’s going to transform you into a character that does amazing things,” Rose later tells EW. “You feel very empowered and it just instantly changes everything you feel in that moment.”
And her costars share her excitement, too. “I really just like seeing Ruby rock out in that costume,” says Carlos Valdes (who plays Cisco Ramon on The Flash) “It really is something to witness.”
This year’s crossover includes The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl. Rose will make her debut as Kate Kane’s masked alter-ego in the middle Arrow hour, which sees Oliver (Stephen Amell), Barry (Gustin), and Kara (Melissa Benoist) travel to Gotham City to track down Arkham Asylum doc John Deegan (Lost‘s Jeremy Davies). In the scene depicted above — which EW was on set to watch — Batwoman uses her grapple hook and Batarang to stop two inmates from escaping Arkham Asylum, and saves Green Arrow and Cisco in the process.
So what can we expect from her take on Batwoman? “She’s a lot like Batman in the sense that she’s kind of a dick,” jokes Arrowconsulting producer Marc Guggenheim, who has been described as the showrunner of the crossover. “Ruby’s amazing. She brings such a different color and tone. She will interact with our heroes both as Batwoman and as Kate Kane, so you’ll see both sides of that character and that performance.”
While Batwoman is stoic and not nearly as affable as Flash or Supergirl, Kate Kane is the complete opposite. “She is more fun because she’s a billionaire, she has ladies that love her. I think, for the most part crossover-wise, she’s swaggy,” says Rose. “She always knew who she was, but she’s really coming into knowing who she is in the crossover, and with Batwoman as well. It’s not the first time she’s put on the suit.”
Furthermore, Batwoman isn’t too pleased when the trinity arrives in Gotham City. “Kate does not want to deal with this. She has a whole other agenda, a whole other life that she’s trying to sort out right now, and these frigging superheroes come in and they’re a mess, and they need her help,” says Rose.
“Elseworlds” begins Sunday, Dec. 9, with The Flash at 8 p.m.; continues Monday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. with Arrow; and concludes the following night at 8 p.m. with Supergirl.