MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow is joining The CW’s Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose in the titular role.
THR reports that Rachel Maddow has been cast in the key role of Vesper Fairchild. This character is from the Batman comic book lore and is a radio/TV personality that was involved in a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne.
However, THR reports that Rachel Maddow won’t physically appear onscreen in Ruby Rose’s Batwoman as Vesper Fairchild and there are currently no plans for her likeness to appear, so don’t expect her to appear onscreen with Ruby Rose. However, Rachel Maddow is said to be involved in multiple episodes. This teases that in regards to the presence of Vesper Fairchild on the series, Rachel Maddow will lend her voice in what’s likely to be fitting within the mold of a radio/podcast personality.
In a statement released to THR, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries describes why Rachel Maddow was their choice as Vesper Fairchild:
“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham. In addition to Rachel’s interest in Batwoman, we thought she’d be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes.”
Rachel Maddow is widely recognized as one of the top political commentators on MSNBC. The Rachel Maddow Show has been on the air since 2008 with over 1,500 episodes televised.
What do you make of this casting choice? Do you think casting Rachel Maddow as Vesper Fairchild is a good choice for Ruby Rose’s Batwoman? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Batwoman, Ruby Rose and the rest of the Arrowverse shows.
Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, and Nicole Kang. Caroline Dries wrote the pilot and serves as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.
Batwoman will premiere on October 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe