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Rachel Maddow signs on to play Bruce Wayne’s ex in Batwoman

October 5th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, no-one saw this coming.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has signed on to The CW’s Batwoman series.

As Versper Fairchild, a TV/Radio star and former love-interest of none other than Bruce Wayne – although in the Arrowverse, we know she’s had a fling with Arrow himself, Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell.

Now Maddow, who is gay in real-life, previously wrote an introduction for the 2010 deluxe hardcover edition of writer Greg Rucka’s Batwoman graphic novel Elegy; Batwoman herself is an openly gay character.

Now, the plan is that Maddow will only ever be Fairchild on the radio and will be heard in the show reporting news, but will not appear in person.

“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” said showrunner Caroline Dries.

“In addition to Rachel’s interest in Batwoman, we thought she’d be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes.”

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….