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Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane will become a new character in Batwoman season 2

June 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

A bit of an unexpected twist on the whole Batwoman debacle at The CW today.

You may recall not too long ago star Ruby Rose left the show (here) and The CW announced that they would be continuing as planned and would be casting a new star from the LGBT community in the role of Kate Kane AKA Batwoman.

However…

It seems that, from season 2 onwards, Kate Kane will no longer be Batwoman as a new character, Ryan Wilder, will be dawning the suit instead.

Who?

Well, according to a casting notice: “Ryan Wilder is a female in her mid-late 20s and the complete opposite of Kate Kane.

“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed.

“With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today, reformed and sober, Ryan lives in van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk from an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly disciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

The casting of a new person wearing the mask is a pretty standard move for comic characters and is a pretty good idea, however, the whole Batwoman series is based around Kane’s life and the people in it with her father, played by Dougray Scott, leading a security team hunting her and the main villain, Alice, is her sister.

Does this mean the storylines will be pulled or will Kane be written out as if she – as they did with Bruce Wayne in season one – has left Gotham?

Hard to know what direction it will take but it will certainly be interesting to see; I’d expect Rose to return for one or two episodes to make the transition easier, but somehow I don’t see that happening.

What are you thoughts, guys? Let me know your thoughts…

Source: EW

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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….