‘Batwoman’ will feature new lead following Ruby Rose’s departure

After the surprising news that Ruby Rose is stepping away from the lead role in The CW’s Batwoman, we were left with the question – who’s going to pick up the cowl?

Well according to THR, the CW is surprisingly not going to recast the role of Kate Kane following Roses’ departure.

The website first heard of the news from a post to a Batwoman Reddit forum. Per Decider, which first reported the news, the new character is named “Ryan Wilder” (whether that’s a placeholder name is unconfirmed) and is described as a woman in her mid-20s who “is about to become Batwoman.”

“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her,” according to Decider. “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. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

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Nicola Austin

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