Ruby Rose may have left The CW’s Batwoman after its first season, but that doesn’t mean she’s not open to coming back for a one-off appearance to wrap up Kate Kane’s story.
In a recent interview promoting her upcoming film SAS: Red Notice, Rose was asked if fans will ever see her again in Batwoman even for just an episode to answer all the questions surrounding Kate’s disappearance.
“I’m obviously moving on to other roles as I think I’ve done about three films since. [But] I would totally do it,” Rose told Comic Book Movie’s Josh Wilding. “I don’t think it would serve the story because I think building the new Batwoman is more important than going back too far into Kate Kane, but of course I would, I would absolutely do anything they wanted as far as that.”
And even though she’s no longer part of the Arrowverse series, Rose revealed that she still watches the second season of the show, which saw new character Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) taking over the Batwoman mantle.
“I haven’t watched the whole thing, but I’ve watched a couple of episodes,” said the Australian actress.
“I think how they’re handling it is beautiful. I think it’s her (Leslie) time to shine.”
In the season 2 premiere of Batwoman, Kate disappeared out of the blue after her plane crash-landed in Gotham. The series didn’t kill Kate off, leaving the door open for Rose’s potential return.
Rose suffered a back injury while doing her own stunts during the first season of Batwoman. Though she admitted on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show last October that going back to work so quickly following the on-set accident was “tricky,” she made it clear that it wasn’t the major reason why she chose not to return for season 2 of the DC series.
“They really accommodated trying to help me out the best they could, going back so early [after the accident], because we wanted to obviously meet the release date of the show,” Rose explained at the time. “I think what played a bigger part [in my decision to quit the show] was more, we got shut down early. We didn’t get to finish the first season, which is such a shame, especially for a first season show. And then we went into lockdown with COVID and thinking of in quarantine and locked down, there was a lot of thought and reflection and kind of everyone did it. We all kind of thought about where we’re at and so Warner Bros. and [producer] Greg [Berlanti], and we were discussing the show and we had a conversation.”
Rose didn’t go into the details of the conversation she had with Warner Bros. and Berlanti, but she did note that they “sort of mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show at the time was that they go in a different direction and I go in a different direction.”
Batwoman season 2 airs every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Meanwhile, action thriller film SAS: Red Notice will be released theatrically and via premium VOD in the U.S. on March 16th.