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Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series

18 Jul 2018 00:12 #60201 by fats
A TV adaptation of Batwoman is to become the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead character.

The show is being developed for the US channel, the CW, adding to the network's collection of shows based on DC comics characters.

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18 Jul 2018 01:23 #60203 by shadar

fats wrote: A TV adaptation of Batwoman is to become the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead character.

The show is being developed for the US channel, the CW, adding to the network's collection of shows based on DC comics characters.

more here
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44868069

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I'm an old guy who is amazed that we've gotten to here in my lifetime, cis male that I am. Lead in a comic-book inspired TV show. Hard to imagine given how I remember the 50's/60's.

But I'm mighty happy it has.

Here's hoping CW doesn't pander it to death and just deal with it straight up like it's no big deal. 

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18 Jul 2018 14:18 #60207 by Markiehoe
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How much you wanna bet?
Halfway thru the second season does Batwoman come out and explore her heterosexual feelings.

:D
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18 Jul 2018 16:28 #60209 by kikass2014
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Halfway thru the second season does Batwoman come out and explore her heterosexual feelings.


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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18 Jul 2018 23:44 #60215 by shadar

Markiehoe wrote: How much you wanna bet?
Halfway thru the second season does Batwoman come out and explore her heterosexual feelings.

:D


I'm not taking that bet. This is the CW. 

On the other hand, stories about lesbians exploring being straight could be fun. 

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20 Jul 2018 11:01 - 20 Jul 2018 11:05 #60258 by kikass2014
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One of the more interesting rumors I've come across with regards to casting, is that Madelaine Petsch is strongly tipped to play the part.

This makes some sense to me.  She has worked with Berlanti before, 2 seasons of Riverdale and currently filming the third as Cheryl Blossom.

She definatley has her supporters for this casting, but also a lot of detractors.

Personally, having seen her in two seasons as Cheryl, I can say, imo ofc, she is amazingly good looking, and not a bad actress.  And she MOST definatley looks like the character imo, having that pale complexion and flowing red hair.



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20 Jul 2018 12:09 #60262 by Markiehoe
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She looks great!
I'd love to see her in costume.
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07 Aug 2018 19:44 #60545 by andyf
Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman.

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07 Aug 2018 20:24 #60546 by kikass2014
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LOL

The fx budget for the episodes must have gone through the roof, having to digitally remove her lame tattoos :D 

Unless they keep her in the suit for the entire crossover.

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07 Aug 2018 20:27 #60548 by shadar

kikass2014 wrote: LOL

The fx budget for the episodes must have gone through the roof, having to digitally remove her lame tattoos :D 

Unless they keep her in the suit for the entire crossover.

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What's to say that Batwoman doesn't have tats and Ruby was chosen partially because she has them?  I'm presuming this is 21st century interpretation of the character. 

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07 Aug 2018 20:34 #60551 by kikass2014
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What's to say that Batwoman doesn't have tats and Ruby was chosen partially because she has them?  I'm presuming this is 21st century interpretation of the character.


LOL  sure whatever.

Why not give Supergirl a nose-ring and mohawk hair cut since, hey lets update this to the 21st Century?

Theres having a tattoo, and then theres Ruby Rose.

They chose her because she is a well-known, out-spoken, LESBIAN actress, thats all.  Nothing to do with her look, or acting ability.  If it was those qualities they were looking for, my suggestion of Madeline Petch blows her out the water.

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07 Aug 2018 20:58 #60553 by shadar

kikass2014 wrote:

What's to say that Batwoman doesn't have tats and Ruby was chosen partially because she has them?  I'm presuming this is 21st century interpretation of the character.


LOL  sure whatever.

Why not give Supergirl a nose-ring and mohawk hair cut since, hey lets update this to the 21st Century?

Theres having a tattoo, and then theres Ruby Rose.

They chose her because she is a well-known, out-spoken, LESBIAN actress, thats all.  Nothing to do with her look, or acting ability.  If it was those qualities they were looking for, my suggestion of Madeline Petch blows her out the water.

Peace.

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A young Kara Zor El with a nose ring and a bad attitude and an outrageous haircut could definitely work. <grin>. Assuming there is a good enough script for that to make sense. 

I see the comics as providing inspiration, but not canon. Given the comics have reinvented her so many times that canon makes little sense. 

Which is why a movie would be fun. The writers would have to pick one interpretation from the past or invent a new one, and that is what would make it interesting. I accept that it is essentially guaranteed that they would NOT pick the same characterization that I would. But I'm prepared to look for the best whatever way they go. 

Just make the movie. 

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07 Aug 2018 21:24 #60554 by Starforge
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kikass2014 wrote:

What's to say that Batwoman doesn't have tats and Ruby was chosen partially because she has them?  I'm presuming this is 21st century interpretation of the character.


LOL  sure whatever.

Why not give Supergirl a nose-ring and mohawk hair cut since, hey lets update this to the 21st Century?

Theres having a tattoo, and then theres Ruby Rose.

They chose her because she is a well-known, out-spoken, LESBIAN actress, thats all.  Nothing to do with her look, or acting ability.  If it was those qualities they were looking for, my suggestion of Madeline Petch blows her out the water.

Peace.

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Don't forget - virtually no acting credits so they likely got her on the bottom of the pay scale.  That being said - if they can make a good story it could be interesting regardless of who plays the part.

What am I saying - it's the CW.  Next......

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07 Aug 2018 21:34 #60556 by shadar

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kikass2014 wrote:

What's to say that Batwoman doesn't have tats and Ruby was chosen partially because she has them?  I'm presuming this is 21st century interpretation of the character.


LOL  sure whatever.

Why not give Supergirl a nose-ring and mohawk hair cut since, hey lets update this to the 21st Century?

Theres having a tattoo, and then theres Ruby Rose.

They chose her because she is a well-known, out-spoken, LESBIAN actress, thats all.  Nothing to do with her look, or acting ability.  If it was those qualities they were looking for, my suggestion of Madeline Petch blows her out the water.

Peace.

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Don't forget - virtually no acting credits so they likely got her on the bottom of the pay scale.  That being said - if they can make a good story it could be interesting regardless of who plays the part.

What am I saying - it's the CW.  Next......


Yeah... CW is code for "pandering soap operas that use superheroes for window dressing". Makes CBS look good, and that's hard. 

HBO, Netflix, SciFi (Expanse, anyway) are very watchable. The wildcard is Amazon. They've got some great properties, and if they can equal or beat HBO, then we'll really have something. But it's going to be a while before we see what they can do with their billion-dollar investments. 



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07 Aug 2018 21:42 #60559 by Starforge
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It's not just their superhero shows at the CW.  Check out Valor and I hope you spent no time at all in the military :p

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07 Aug 2018 22:23 - 07 Aug 2018 22:23 #60560 by kikass2014
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Yeah... CW is code for "pandering soap operas that use superheroes for window dressing". Makes CBS look good, and that's hard.


Very true. 

The Expanse is on Amazon now (after the morons on SciFi cancelled it lol), and they also have their big profile LOTR series in the works. 

One of the best scifi series I've seen in a while :)

Peace.

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07 Aug 2018 23:25 #60562 by shadar

kikass2014 wrote:

Yeah... CW is code for "pandering soap operas that use superheroes for window dressing". Makes CBS look good, and that's hard.


Very true. 

The Expanse is on Amazon now (after the morons on SciFi cancelled it lol), and they also have their big profile LOTR series in the works. 

One of the best scifi series I've seen in a while :)

Peace.

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Absolutely agree, K. 

But SciFi had the right idea in producing it, but their very inept business side didn’t set it up so they could make money on it.  Here’s hoping Amazon will make it better yet. Apparently Jeff Bezos is personally a huge fan, so the bottom line profit is likely to be less important than making Jeff happy. Here’s hoping his idea of excellence for the show matches ours. He’s got deeper pockets than anyone else.

Same situation with LOTR series. He’s a fan.

Imagine if we had a few billion to develop our own visions of what good TV should be? 

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07 Aug 2018 23:45 #60563 by shadar

Starforge wrote: It's not just their superhero shows at the CW.  Check out Valor and I hope you spent no time at all in the military :p


As a veteran, I will take your advice and avoid Valor.

You know, back in the day when we had the draft, a fair chunk of America knew what serving in the military was all about. They’d been there and done that. Currently, only 1.3% of Americans have served, and that’s heavily biased upward by Boomers. That number will likely fall as we die off, barring another world war and a draft.

I have no idea what it would be in the UK or the rest of Europe, Canada, Oz, etc. But it must be way, way, way higher for Israel and a few other places. I’m a real believer in citizen soldiers, where everyone is expected to serve for at least little while, and led by professionals.

Now about all most younger people know about the military is what they see on TV (mostly wildly bizarrely inaccurate) or what they think they’ve learned from video games (equally ridiculous).

Until you’ve been through training and deployed, you really don’t know. Being appreciative is not the same as experienced.

But I digress...

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07 Aug 2018 23:49 #60564 by kikass2014
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Oh totally agree :)  Geeks rejoice Bezos is a fan of this kind of stuff, and is also the richest man on the planet lol :D

Really looking forward to The Expanse Season 4.  I read the producer saying that they are pretty much upgrading all their shooting gear to better tech.  I think they may even be shooting in 4k (especially since it will be on their streaming service).

As for LOTR, I'm still not sure.  Will look amazing for sure ($1 billion buys a lot of talent :P). But as far as the story goes, last I heard it wouldn't be LOTR or The Hobbit per se, but set before or in-between?  If its before, it could be The Silmarillion (though that book, imo, is un-filmable, even more so then Dune, if you wish to stick strictly to the text).  If its after, meh, would they really risk trying to create NEW stuff up, especially if they can't match Tolkien in tone and style?

But for sure, good time indeed to be a geek :D

Peace.

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07 Aug 2018 23:51 #60565 by kikass2014
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I'm not sure what it is in the UK tbh, but I would imagine it would most certainly be higher in countries with national service (which UK does not have).

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