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A Brand New Batwoman Character Is Replacing Ruby Rose's Kate Kane

A Brand New 'Batwoman' Character Is Replacing Ruby Rose's Kate Kane

A Brand New 'Batwoman' Character Is Replacing Ruby Rose's Kate Kane

Don't worry, Batwoman is still going to be queer AF.

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It's been a rocky few weeks for Batwoman stans, and after news broke of Ruby Rose's unexpected departure after just one season of leading the queer-inclusive CW series, the question about who would be playing lesbian superhero Kate Kane has been up in the air for a while now. But it looks like we're finally getting some answers—and it also looks like we'll have to be saying goodbye to Kate Kane.

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, instead of just recasting the Kate character, the series is looking to introduce a whole, brand new character to the Arrowverse to take up the Batwoman mantle. While the thought of losing one of TV's still too few lesbian characters is a tough one, especially since Kate Kane is such a beloved comic name, you don't have to worry about whether or not the show is still going to be queer AF. 

In a now-deleted Reddit post of a casting announcement, the Batwoman team is looking to cast an LGBTQ+ actress for the role of Ryan Wilder to take over for Ruby Rose's Kate Kane. 

"She's likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed," the casting notice says of Wilder. "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 a 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."

This description sounds exciting AF, and if the CW needs a few ideas of badass queer actresses who can play the part, we've got some suggestions!

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel