Following the teaser clips earlier this week, EW has posted a new story on The CW’s Arrowverse crossover for this year including a new photo of Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman.
In the mixed-up Elseworlds timeline of the three episode run, The Flash (Grant Gustin), Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) team up to go to Gotham City. While they won’t see Batman, they will deal with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Rose’s Batwoman.
It has been revealed then our trio of regular heroes visit Arkham Asylum to see doctor John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), this leads to Batwoman’s first appearance with her using her grapple hook and Batarang to stop two inmates attempting to escape from the facility and saving Arrow and Cisco in the process.
That does not mean she welcomes them. Rose says: “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.”
The episodes serve as a backdoor introduction to her own potential future series on the network. Speaking about her role, Rose says: “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. You feel very empowered and it just instantly changes everything you feel in that moment.”
Of the character, consulting producer Marc Guggenheim says: “She’s a lot like Batman in the sense that she’s kind of a dick. 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.”
Kate Kane and her Batwoman persona are quite different as well indicates Rose: “[Kate] 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. 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.”
The ‘Elseworlds’ crossover begins Sunday, December 9th and continues over the next three nights.