The wait is over - Ruby Rose has debuted as Batwoman on the CW Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds.
Kate Kane/Batwoman was introduced in the second episode of the three-night special and whilst Rose didn’t have a large role in the episode, her debut intrigued fans enough to have them calling for the Batwoman series to be greenlit. If the show goes ahead, out lesbian Batwoman will be the first lead gay live-action superhero on TV.
“Our goal was trying to create a setup, story-wise, where we could meet her, introduce Gotham a bit, plant some visual things and have people wondering, ‘What is this world she’s a part of?,’” Batwoman executive produer Caroline Dries said.
“We realized the best way to do that would be if our guys just went to Gotham, she helped out with their story, and she shooed them away.”
"Ruby has a really strong, silent presence. Her look is so powerful that you don’t want to take your eyes off of her, so she brings so much to the plate, we realized, with just standing there and absorbing what the other guys are talking about," Dries said.
"One of my favorite moments was when they show up at Wayne Enterprises and they’re all bickering about Batman and she’s just standing there waiting for them to figure out this stuff."
Fans went wild for the strong/silent type demeanor and the budding connection with Kara/Supergirl. Kara and Kate took a moment away from the action to bond, with Kara commenting on Kate's tattoos and saying what a great team they would have made.
“Worlds finest,” responded Kate, leaving hints of possible Batwoman storylines to come.
The writers left other Easter eggs for the Batwoman series, including the three year absence of Bruce Wayne/Batman and the abandoned Wayne Enterprises building and Kate's plans to renovate it.