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‘Batwoman’ Season 2 forced to recast Ruby Rose’s part after she announces she won’t return

Ruby Rose is leaving The CW’s “Batwoman” after just one season, forcing the network to recast the title role for Season 2. The 34-year-old actress was cast in 2018 to join the network’s ever-expanding roster of TV shows based on DC Comics heroes like “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” However, in a statement obtained by Fox News, Rose confirmed that she won’t reprise her role as Kate Kane (Bruce Wayne’s cousin) for the already-confirmed second season. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to ‘Batwoman’ next season. This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles,” the statement from Rose reads. “I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”

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‘Snyder Cut’ of ‘Justice League’ will be released on HBO Max

Fans have begged for Warner Bros. to release the infamous “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” and on Wednesday, those prayers were answered. The “Snyder Cut” — an extended version of the 2017 superhero film from director Zack Snyder — will debut on HBO Max next year, WarnerMedia said Wednesday. The new service from the company, which is the parent of CNN, will be the exclusive home for the cut. “We’re thrilled to bring it to HBO Max next year. It’s our job to bring big events to this platform,” Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of WarnerMedia entertainment and direct-to-consumer, told CNN Business. “We’re in the event business and I can’t think of a bigger event for people who love these films and this DC Universe than the infamous ‘Snyder Cut.'”

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“It Will Be an Entirely New Thing”: Zack Snyder’s $20M-Plus ‘Justice League’ Cut Plans Revealed

HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director’s cut or in six TV-style “chapters” — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects. It was very early on a Monday morning in November when director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder, received a call from their agent. Let’s be a bit more precise: It was 7 a.m. But more importantly, it was the day after the second anniversary of the release of Justice League, the DC superhero movie that Snyder was forced to exit due to a family emergency, which was then substantially reshot and retooled by replacement director Joss Whedon.

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