Batwoman will be in the Arrowverse this season. It has been confirmed Batwoman will be Kate Kane. There are actually two Batwoman, Kathy Kane and Kate Kane. Kathy was the original Batwoman.
For this blog, I will be talking about Kate Kane. She first appeared in 52 #7 (June 2006). She was in costume cameo appearance the next issue 52 #9 (July 2006). Her first full appearance in her costume is #52 #11 (September 2006).
Ruby Rose will be playing the character of Batwoman. Now we got our first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Picture on the left is a courtesy from allure.com. WB got this right because they have lesbian actress playing a lesbian character. Just imagine the backlash WB will get if they have a non-lesbian actress playing that role. Ruby is famous for her role in Netflix series Orange is the New Black and action movies Resident Evil: Final Chapter (2016) and John Wick 2 (2017).
Now we got a second look of Batwoman. She is next to Supergirl. This was posted by Melissa Benoist who plays Supergirl.
Kate has a rough childhood. She was kidnapped with her sister and mother. Her father led a rescue mission. However, her mom was executed and her sister died in a crossfire. She attended a military school but got kicked out because of her lifestyle. Her father sent her to college but she doesn’t go. One night she got mugged but with her military training, she was able to fend off the mugger until Batman arrived. Inspired by this, she became Batwoman.
Batwoman will be introduced to the Arrowverse and then will have her own TV show just like how Flash was introduce first in Arrow show and then having his own show. I am looking forward to her appearance. DC does a nice job of TV shows but not so well with movies except for one.
Many copies of #11 CGC 9.8 sold on ebay for $270 to $280 plus shipping back in August. Looking at ebay, many sellers are asking for around $199.99. Flooded the market with the announcement?