Star of the upcoming CW show Batwoman, Ruby Rose, announced on Instagram Thursday that she won't be able to attend Comic-Con International in San Diego after all. The John Wick: Chapter 2 star was visibly upset as she broke the news. Dressed in a batman t-shirt, Rose began by saying this
"I've wanted to go to Comic-Con for a million years and never did I think I would be invited as a guest and be speaking on two incredible panels let alone have my face plastered everywhere... but I'm not going to be there which stinks a lot, but just know that we tried everything we could humanly to be there."
Originally, Ruby Rose was slated to appear at a Ballroom 20 screening of the show's pilot Saturday morning and another Arrowverse panel later that day. Executive producers Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) and Sarah Schechter (DC'S Legends of Tomorrow) are still scheduled to appear at the screening. In the video, Rose went on to say.
"It wasn't until really now that we realized there wasn't really any other way to finish this episode, this ambitious episode that were doing and create this amazing show that really is special."
The CW tends to have over twenty, 40-minute episodes, a season, resulting in a multi-arch plot. It's unclear whether Batwoman will continue this trend, but the creators have high hopes for the new series. Dries has said they are keeping the story simple, with limited costumed-characters and fun Batman-tech. Ruby, who has been very outspoken about her excitement for the role continued the video with the following.
"And we want you to love it and be proud of it and be entertained and to laugh and to cry and be empowered and that means that in this particular instance I've gotta work. And bring Kate Kane, Batwoman to the screen."
In the absence of her cousin, Bruce Wayne, Kate Kane takes up the hero mantle as Batwoman to protect the city of Gotham. The new pink-wigged, caped-crusader is the latest spinoff in the string of Warner Bros. Television shows based on DC comics. Other shows included in the "Arrowverse" are The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Arrow, which is saying goodbye after season 8 this fall. Rose first appeared as the Gotham hero in the Arrowverse episodes that made up the "Elseworlds" crossover event parts 1,2 and 3. When she reprises her role, it will be as the first lesbian superhero to lead her own show. The potential enormity of the project isn't lost on her. As she closed the disappointing message, she expressed her gratitude to the fans with a few words.
"I love you guys and I'll make it up to and I'm really appreciative of all the support."
If the other CW shows are any indication, Ruby, you will have plenty of years to attend! Ruby Rose will star alongside Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis and Nicole Kang. Written by Caroline Dries and developed by Bertlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The series will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 6 and air on Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT. Continue to follow us for all of your comic con 2019 coverage. And see Ruby Rose's message here on Instagram.