Ruby Rose’s departure from Batwoman sent shockwaves throughout the Arrowverse fan community earlier this week. But it sounds like the show’s producers are putting on a brave face. In fact, executive producer Marc Guggenheim welcomes the challenge of re-tailoring the series around a new actress’ personality.
Guggenheim addressed Rose’s Batwoman exit during a recent interview with Collider. When asked about the show’s current situation, he revealed that he considers it both sad and exciting. He even theorized that the inevitable recasting will bring more viewers to the show.
“It’s funny, I think it’s both,” said Guggenheim. “I was talking to one of the Batwoman writers the other day; and we were saying how, in this, is a great creative opportunity. I think there’ll be people who come to the show, quite frankly, just to see how the writers choose to handle this. I’m a big believer that anytime you face a production challenge, and sometimes it’s in cast while sometimes it’s just logistics, in that challenge, lies a creative opportunity.”
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“I was actually talking about that with Beth Schwartz, the other day,” continued Guggenheim. “We were talking about how, once production resumes [after] the pandemic, how are we going to work with all these different limitations? And it’s the exact same thing, which is that in those limitations and in those challenges lie the chance to do something new and different, and come up with a clever creative solution. That, to me, is the fun part of the job.”
The CW has already confirmed that they will cast another LGBTQ actress to replace Rose as the new Kate Kane. However, it’s not clear how the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will impact the audition process. It also remains to be seen if the search for a new Batwoman will delay season 2’s January 2021 premiere date.
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