Last week CW released the first trailer for their latest entry in the Arrowverse superhero franchise, Batwoman. Although the character was introduced in DC/CW’s mega-crossover Elseworlds event, her own solo show seems to be in trouble. The first look trailer has a whopping 252 000 dislikes versus a mere 66 000 likes on Youtube. That’s an underwhelming response for such an important character.
Beyond that, the comments regarding Batwoman have been rough, to say the least. Many have highlighted the “cringe dialogue” and Australian action star Ruby Rose’s performance as the main issues. Ouch!
Cringey dialogue 😂😂 so accurate
— M. (@realmace_) May 17, 2019
The line delivery from the whole cast. I can't believe Dougray Scott signed up for this shit pic.twitter.com/457lUacrws
— Sarah (@CloisForever23) May 17, 2019
Yuck I was optimistic about this but jeese the dialogue is more of this nonsense plus what happened to Bruce choosing her to take the mantle?
— k (@lastraven1985) May 16, 2019
— Meghan (@HopesAria) May 16, 2019
Ruby Rose will be the first openly gay superhero to lead a live-action series. Some of the comments on Youtube imply that fans believe that the studio is pushing of a “feminist agenda.”
While you can never please everyone, it seems Batwoman might have a number of issues. We can hope that the studio takes some of the feedback into consideration moving forward, however, the chances are that they won’t and the final product will remain the same.
The cast also includes Dougary Scott as Kate’s father Jacob Kane, Elizabeth Anweis as her stepmother Catherine Hamilton-Kane, Meagan Tandy as love interest Sophie Moore, Nicole Kang as Kate’s stepsister Mary Hamilton, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, a.k.a. Batwing, and Rachel Skarsten as Alice, the leader of the villainous Wonderland Gang.