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5 Queer Possible 'Batwoman' Replacements for Ruby Rose
So who's gonna be the new Kate Kane?
CW's Batwoman broke ground after being one of TV's first superhero series that stars a queer actor playing a queer lead role. But after star Ruby Rose's unexpected departure earlier this week, many people have questions about the fate of the show -- especially about who will play the role of badass lesbian vigilante Kate Kane.
For their part, Warner Brothers, Berlanti Productions, and CW have spoken out on their plans. "The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman's second season and long-term future, and we -- along with the show's talented creative team -- look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months," they said in a joint statement.
Thankfully, we have a few suggestions.
The actress and bi-icon would make a perfect addition to DC and The CW's Arrowverse since she's already used to being a total badass on Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Plus, according to her Twitter feed, she's already interested in everything there is to know about Batwoman!
When the introduction of Batwoman into the Arrowverse was first announced a few years ago, many fans originally wanted Ruby Rose's fellow Orange Is the New Black alum Samira Wiley to play the part! Since Rose just exited the series, now would be a perfect time to make the casting!
\u201c*whispers*\nsamira wiley should\u2019ve been batwoman\u201d— kylie sparks \ud83d\udda4\ud83e\udd42\u26be\ufe0f\ud83c\udfc0\u26bd\ufe0f (@kylie sparks \ud83d\udda4\ud83e\udd42\u26be\ufe0f\ud83c\udfc0\u26bd\ufe0f) 1533684604
The queer actress is already a fan-favorite because of her role as Waverly on SyFy's Wynonna Earp, so casting her as Kate Kane in Batwoman would bring together two massive fandoms! Plus, a queer actress playing two iconic, geeky queer roles would be TV-making history!
Since The CW is already looking for a new person to take over the Batwoman mantle, why not keep the search within the cast? Meagan Tandy, who plays Crows agent and Ruby's love interest Sophie Moore on the series, is plenty badass herself and would definitely make for an amazing superhero!
Cara, who already starred in another popular DC title (the 2016 blockbuster Suicide Squad, where she played Enchantress), has a ton of titles under her acting belt, so seeing her lead a fun, action-packed superhero series would be a queer dream come true!!
\u201cCara delevingne would be a great batwoman @CWBatwoman @TheCW\u201d— CJDelevingner (@CJDelevingner) 1589939793