Dougray Scott has been tapped to play the male lead in the upcoming CW series Batwoman.
The news comes to us courtesy of Deadline, who is reporting that Dougray Scott will portray the father to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in the newest addition to the CW Greg Berlanti-verse for Warner Bros. Television. Additionally, Marcos Siega has joined the project as director and executive producer. He is taking over for original Batwoman director David Nutter, who had to step away from directorial duties for personal reasons. Nutter will still get execute producer credit.
Batwoman marks the first gay lead character for a live-action superhero series. The report describes Batwomen as:
“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.”
Ruby Rose’s version of Batwoman was first introduced in last year’s CW crossover television event Elseworlds alongside the likes of established stars as The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl. Audiences were largely taken with the character and now she will indeed get her own standalone television series
What do you make of this latest Batwoman casting development? Does knowing Dougray Scott will likely get some featured screen time get you and more excited for the show? Let us know how this moves you in the comments below!
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The CW’s Batwoman pilot as soon as more information becomes available. Are you excited to see Rhacel Skarsten’s Alice go up against Ruby Rose’s titular vigilante? Which other villains do you hope to see join The CW’s Batwoman series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line