But don't call her a hero yet. I mean if I was writing one of those casting blogs that were all the rage ten years ago she'd pretty much be my top selection.
As only a comic book franchise can do, there are actually two Batwoman characters in the current DC Comics "continuity", one which uses the real name Kathy, and the other which uses the real name Kate.
Slated for a potential 2019 premiere, Batwoman would follow the adventures of Kate Kane - the second incarnation of the Batwoman character in DC Comics lore, introduced in 2006 - who is described as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter".
Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne, also targets Gotham city's criminal underbelly.
In a highly publicised book published in 1964, and titled Seduction of the Innocent, American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham said comic books were unsafe and, amongst other things, suggested that Batman and Robin's relationship was more than platonic.
Orange Is The New Black and John Wick star Ruby Rose has been cast as The Batwoman, in The CW "Arrowverse" series of TV shows. Based on the characters from DC. Sounds like exactly the right fit for the groundbreaking Rose.
The CW's "Arrowverse" of superhero shows includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. "Vampire Diaries" creator Caroline Dries, who will write and executive produce "Batwoman", is gay. Selfishly, we'd love to see Batwoman swoop in early for the High Holidays and reserve the best seats for her and her girlfriend, a Gotham police officer. Chances are this will go to series, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Batwoman will get their own full-length pilot and won't get a backdoor pilot in the crossover. "We'll do a pilot for mid-season [and] whether it goes to series, I can not tell you". While the Batwoman series hasn't officially been given the green light just yet, this bodes very well for that happening in the near future.