CW’s Batwoman series has announced Javicia Leslie to portray Batwoman making her the first Black actress to portray super hero.
“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.
Fans were worried that after Ruby Rose went on intermission from playinging Kate Kane as the original bat woman of the series that the show would be left in limbo but they can now rest easy with their new star. Leslie will be portraying Ryan Wilder, a new character which Warner Bros. describes as, “ likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her.”