Even though the Batwoman pilot only premiered on Wednesday, it’s already amassed a pretty sizable fanbase, and counting (apparently half the audience at Comic-Con left before Pennyworth screened)? Unfortunately, though, the show’s panel will be one star short. On Thursday, Ruby Rose announced via Instagram video that she’s had to drop out of the con last-minute to put some finishing touches on a Batwoman episode instead.
Here’s what she said:
“Hey guys, it’s me. I come with bad news–sad news. I will unfortunately not be able to make it to Comic-Con this year, and it is devastating. I have wanted to go to Comic-Con for a million years, and never did I think I would be invited as a guest and be speaking on two incredible panels, let alone have my face plastered everywhere, on hotel keys, on the side of the hotel, in an elevator. My face is literally everywhere! But I’m not going to be there, which stings a lot. But just know that we tried everything we could humanly to be there–it wasn’t until now that we realized there wasn’t any other way to finish this ambitious episode that we’re doing and create this amazing show that really is special. And we want you to love it and be proud of it and be entertained and to laugh and cry and be empowered. And that means that in this particular instance, I got to work, and bring Kate Kane and Batwoman to the screen, and not Ruby to a panel. So I’m really sorry–I just talked about myself in the third person. I also really fucked up my hair. This is what happens when I’ve had the cowl on for too long and I just think adding product will fix it. That’s not a thing. I love you guys, and I’ll make it up to you, and I’m very appreciative of all the support so far. Thank you so much.”
Rose was scheduled to be on both the Batwoman Q&A Saturday morning and Entertainment Weekly’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel on Saturday afternoon. As of right now, those panels should otherwise take place as planned.
The actor isn’t the only one who’s had to pull out of Comic-Con. Game of Thrones′ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had a last-minute cancellation as well, citing schedule conflicts, with director Miguel Sapochnik and actors Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) also being missed.