Dougray Scott has been cast as former U.S. Army Colonel Jacob Kane, the father to Kate Kane (a.k.a. Batwoman), in CW's Batwoman pilot, according to Deadline.
"Scott will play Jacob Kane, a former military colonel with a chip on his shoulder for Batman, Jacob Kane now commands Gotham’s private security firm the Crows, and has made it his mission to protect his city better than the Dark Knight ever could," reads the Hollywood trade's description of the role, which was created for comics in 2011 by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III. "But it’s only a matter of time before his unwavering disdain for vigilantes puts him at odds with Gotham’s new caped crusader…who also happens to be his own daughter.
Scott will star opposite Ruby Rose (Batwoman) and Rachel Skarsten (Alice). He recently appeared in Sony's Snatch and BBC's The Woman In White, and played the villain in Hitman and Mission: Impossible 2. An injury on the set of M:I 2 forced him to step down from his announced role as Wolverine in 20th Century Fox's 2000 X-Men movie, leading the studio to re-cast it with then-unknown Hugh Jackman.
Concurrent to this casting announcement is news that David Nutter has stepped down from directing the pilot for "personal reasons," with Marcos Siega stepping in to replace him.
After filming of the Batwoman pilot is complete, the CW will review it to decide on whether to order it to series.