As filming on the Arrowverse crossover “Elseworlds” begins, The CW has unveiled the first official look at Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in her full Batwoman costume. Created by award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, the super suit draws plenty of inspiration from the comics, from the flowing red wig to the mask to the dramatic cape.
Rose was cast in the role all the way back in May, but few details about the character have been revealed since. The new photo, though, lets fans know exactly what to expect. With her lips curled in a menacing grimace, Batwoman sports an all-black costume with a red bat symbol and red belt to match her wig. Other hints of red, like the piping on her gauntlets and the ombre fade of her cape, complete the look. Wayne Tower, of course, looms in the background.
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Rose will play Batwoman in “Elseworlds” before going on to headline her own Batwoman pilot. The potential series will be overseen by producer Greg Berlanti and written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who will also serve as the showrunner.
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In the crossover, Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman from Supergirl Season 2. The three-episode event will also introduce Lois Lane, who will be played by Grimm star Elizabeth Tulloch. Cassandra Jean Amell will also make her Arrowverse debut as Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.
“Elseworlds” begins filming today, October 9 in Vancouver.
DCTV returns to The CW this fall with The Flash leading the charge on Tuesday, Oct. 9 with its Season 5 premiere at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by Season 2 of Black Lightning at 9 pm. Supergirl will follow the next week on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 pm, with Arrow the next day on Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 pm. Finally, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 PM. The highly-anticipated crossover will air over three nights, starting on Sunday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 11.