Ruby Rose wore the iconic bat-suit for just one season on Batwoman as the titular superhero, playing Bruce Wayne’s cousin Kate Kane on The CW series. Last year, however, Rose announced she would be exiting the series ahead of Season 2, leading to a completely new Batwoman rising up thanks to actress Javicia Leslie. Now, the former star has revealed her latest thoughts about whether Kate Kane could ever make her return to Gotham in order to potentially finish Kate’s story.
While promoting her new movie SAS: Red Notice, Ruby Rose talked to ComicBookMovie.com about the possibility of Kate returning to Batwoman at any point. While Season 2’s storyline heavily revolves around trying to figure out what happened to Kate after her plane crashed, it’s not yet confirmed if she survived or not. Meanwhile, Javicia Leslie's Ryan Wilder is donning the signature suit as Gotham’s new Batwoman. And while Rose now seems more willing to make a return than before, she also finds it important to continue building up Ryan's storyline rather than going back into Kate’s without good reason. Rose explained:
I mean, I'm obviously moving on to other roles as I think I've done about three films since. I would totally do it. I don't think it would serve the story because I think building the new Batwoman is more important than going back too far into Kate Kane, but of course I would, I would absolutely do anything they wanted as far as that [Laughs]. I haven't watched the whole thing, but I've watched a couple of episodes, and I think how they're handling it is beautiful. I think it's her time to shine.
Ruby Rose’s exit from Batwoman was announced last year when Season 1 came to an end. Although it wasn’t completely known why Rose left at the time, it was reported that she wasn’t entirely happy with her time on the show, both with living in Vancouver where the series films and the hours demanded for being a lead. A source close to the Vanquish star claimed it wasn’t 100 percent Rose’s decision, but that everyone agreed that it would be better if they parted ways, saying it wasn’t a good fit.
The actress later revealed her major reasoning for leaving the show was due to being in recovery from surgery and then being needed to go back to work on the action-filled drama less than two weeks after. Ruby Rose said that being the lead of a television show or movie is taxing on anyone, regardless if it’s emotional or action, and that she wasn't able to commit to that kind of process again. Her time in quarantine also gave her a lot of time to think about what she really wanted to do, and being able to have that communication between the producers meant a lot to her, as did finding a mutual respect between all involved.
Clearly, there's not enough bad blood to definitely keep Ruby Rose away from making a Batwoman cameo return if the producers reached out, so we'll just have to wait and see if and when the Arrowverse drama decides to bring her bat...I mean, back.
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