Ruby Rose is set to make her Batwoman debut in this December’s Arrowverse crossover, and this week we received another sneak behind-the-scenes at her in action.
Director James Bamford has shared a new image on Instagram featuring the red-haired heroine.
He captioned it:
“@rubyrose and myself kickin’ it crossover style….Episode 709….ARROW….#Elseworlds………watch out for this woman…..she’s a force! What an absolute pleasure to work with this human!”
The new crossover rapidly approaching – bringing together the likes of The Flash, Superman, Green Arrow, Supergirl and Batwoman – this new glimpse of Ruby’s character has predictably thrilled legions of fans.
The star has begun filming her first episodes as the character
The first image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman has been revealed as filming begins on her first appearance as the hero.
The actress will be seen this December in crossover episodes of existing series The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl ahead of having her own TV series. She will then star in her own TV show focusing on the character’s adventures.
Speaking about her casting earlier this year, Rose told Jimmy Fallon:
“It’s a game-changer. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous doing the red carpet so I basically skipped everybody because I kept spontaneously crying. I feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you know?”
However, fans weren’t as impressed with her casting, criticising the decision to cast a non-Jewish actor to play a Jewish character. Some also suggested Rose shouldn’t portray the first openly gay lead character in a live-action superhero series because she “isn’t gay enough”.
Responding to the backlash, Rose said:
“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman’ come from? Has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”
Producer Greg Berlanti told Huffington Post that the series will debut in September and that there would be at least two gay characters.
Berlanti revealed that gay DC Comics character David Singh (played by actor Patrick Sabongui), will be a recurring role throughout the first season of the show.
He also announced another gay character, whose identity is not yet known, will appear during the season. The second character will also be be a guy who already exists in the DC universe.
Wentworth Miller has also joined the show, and will play Flash nemesis Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold.
The show is set to enjoy extensive crossovers with sister show Arrow, which itself introduced a lesbian relationship between Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), and assassin Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law).
Here is a sneak peek of the new show