As The CW’s Batwoman continues to flesh out its core cast, now comes word on Dougray Scott joining the Ruby Rose-headlined effort.
Via Entertainment Weekly, the Hemlock Grove and Mission: Impossible 2 actor is to play Jacob Kane in Batwoman. That character is the father of Kate Kane/Batwoman, and in the series he’ll seemingly be at odds with Kane’s crimefighting alter-ego.
In the world of DC Comics, Jacob Kane is a military sort who backs his daughter in her crusade to clean up Gotham City. From what we’re hearing about Batwoman, Jacob will actually be against Batman and the Bat-family he’s created. Unaware that Kate is actually the Batwoman, it appears that father and daughter will be on opposing sides, particularly as Jacob will be leading a security force called The Crows as he looks to fix Gotham’s problems.
For Dougray Scott, he so nearly joined the whole superhero club back in 2000. If you remember, back then he was cast to play Wolverine in X-Men. Scott would eventually pass on the role, which would instead go to an unknown fella by the name of Hugh Jackman.
In Batwoman, Scott joins a cast that currently features the aforementioned Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Rachel Skarsten as the sinister Alice, Camrus Johnson as tech genius Luke Fox, Meagan Tandy as Kate’s one-time love Sophie Moore, and Nicole Kang as Kane’s BFF Mary Hamilton.
Production is due to start shortly on the Batwoman pilot, with the show seemingly nailed-on to be picked up for a full series order as part of The CW’s beloved Arrowverse.