EW is reporting that Javicia Leslie will replace Ruby Rose as the new Batwoman on the CW show. Ruby Rose, who played Batwoman/Kate Kane, decided to leave the show after one season. Leslie will be the first Black actress to play a DC Comic heroine in live-action.
"I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community," Leslie said in a statement." - Javicia Leslie
The new Batwoman's alter ego is named Ryan Wilder. EW's posted this description of her:
"Ryan Wilder is about to become Batwoman. She's likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed. She's also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero."
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