CW certainly expected their announcement yesterday to cast Ruby Rose as Batwoman would draw a ton of positive reactions, and they were right to an extent.
However, along with the positive reactions were a heap of angry fans opposed to casting Rose as Batwoman in the upcoming self-titled TV series.
it’s the year 2018 and we’re still pretending ruby rose can act huh? pic.twitter.com/7O7d8lUyRW— muir (@Igbttoni) August 7, 2018
The hostile reactions for the choice caught the attention of a pretty important person--to say the least--involved in the series.
Longtime Batwoman writer and the character's co-creator, Greg Rucka, took to Twitter to voice his support for Rose being tapped for the role.
Not that anyone asked me, nor does it matter, but I quite like Ruby Rose. Her Kate will be down to what the writers do.— Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) August 8, 2018
Rucka is not set to actually be a part of the TV series, but he had further praise for the casting of Rose.
Her physicality in John Wick 2 was outstanding. She can definitely handle the physical stuff. Dye her hair, give her the wig, and give her some good scripts, and we shall see.— Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) August 8, 2018
Hopefully, the former Orange is the New Black actress can pull off a performance that satisfies her fan base, while also pleasantly surprising her naysayers.