Javicia Leslie the New ‘Batwoman’

Warner Bros. has its new Batwoman, Javicia Leslie, who will take over in the second season of the superhero series when the show returns next year.

Javicia Leslie will be the first black actress to portray the character in a television series or live-action movie. The company made the announcement through a statement.

“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 that has pioneered the LGBTQ + community,” said Leslie in a Warner Bros. statement

Javicia will not take on the role of Kate Kane, Batman’s cousin. Instead, she will play Ryan Wilder, whom Warner Bros describes as “nice, messy, a bit silly and untamed.”

Ryan Wilder is nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the bat suit before her. With no one in his life to keep him on track, Ryan spent years as a drug dealer, sidestepping the police and masking his pain with bad habits.

Today Ryan lives in his truck next to his plant. A girl who would steal milk for a stray cat and who could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and undisciplined. Athletic, passionate, fallible and a lot is not a stereotype of an American hero.

Javicia Leslie previously starred in “God Friended Me” for two seasons and “The Family Business.”

The second season of “Batwoman” is expected to premiere in January 2021.

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