Ruby Rose to Play Batwoman

Ruby Rose to Play Batwoman

As if we needed another reason to love the badass Aussie actress.

As if we needed another reason to love the badass Aussie actress.

Text: Tess Garcia

A female-oriented, queer-friendly superhero story? Sign us up.

Yesterday, Variety reported that actress Ruby Rose, who has gained notoriety for her role in Orange Is the New Black, will make her debut as Batwoman during The CW's annual DC crossover event. Not only that, but the network is said to be developing a series centered around the heroine, who will possess a "passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind."

Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, will also be an out lesbian. Rose identifies as queer herself and has received congratulations on the role from other famous members of the LGBTQ community, including singer and actress Janelle Monáe and OITNB costar Laverne Cox, via Twitter.

We're always psyched to see LGBTQ roles given to IRL members of the community. Not to mention, Ruby Rose is about to look damn good in a super suit.

Credits: Image via JustJared

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