Vanessa Morgan may be going from Riverdale to Gotham City. The Cinema Spot exclusively reports that the actress is in contention to succeed Ruby Rose as the Scarlet Knight. It is said that Morgan will be doing a screen test with the other actors soon, which, if the recent audition tapes are anything to go by, will most likely include a scene between her and Camrus Johnson discussing Kate’s legacy and the new character’s past with Scarecrow. Kate’s disappearance will be a key storyline of season 2, according to showrunner Caroline Dries.
Since Ruby Rose’s exit was announced, the new Batwoman has been a hotly coveted role, with performers from wrestler Sonya Deville to Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz voicing their interest in the part. I had personally been rooting for Beatriz, as I felt she would be perfect based on the character description, and she’s one of the best parts of the Fox-turned-NBC sitcom. However, it makes sense that they would try to keep the search in-house this time, as opposed to going with someone currently working on another network. Despite Vanessa Morgan’s recent comments regarding being a sidekick on Riverdale, I almost think that might work in her favor when it comes to this role, as the audience won’t have many preconceived notions about her. While I don’t follow the Archie Comics adaptation religiously, from what I’ve seen of her work on Riverdale, she does pretty well with what she’s given, and will no doubt fit the role of Ryan Wilder, or whatever the character’s real name might be. Here’s hoping the new direction for Batwoman will be worth it.
Are you excited about the prospect of Vanessa Morgan being the new Batwoman, or do you think somebody like Beatriz would be a better choice? Are you willing to give the show another shot, or have you left the CW’s iteration of Gotham City behind? Let us know in the comments and stay safe and healthy as Geeks + Gamers brings you more movie and TV news!