The CW has found its new Batwoman : JaviciaLeslie will take over the title role in TheCW series' second season, following the departure of star RubyRose at the end of season one
The actress will assume the lead on The CW series following Ruby Rose's departure.
Javicia Leslie will take over the title role in The CW series' second season, following the departure of star Ruby Rose at the end of season one. She'll play a character named Ryan Wilder, becoming the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production.
"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," said Leslie.
Leslie takes over the lead role from Rose, who departedBatwomanfollowing the show's first season. "I have made the very difficult decision to not return toBatwomanRose saidin announcing her departure. "This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles."
The show's producers, including showrunner Caroline Dries and executive producer Greg Berlanti, opted to create a new character rather than hire someone to replace Rose as Kate Kane. Dries also said — in response to an online report that Kate would be killed in the show — that she wouldn't do that: "I love Kate Kane — she's the reason I wanted to do the show. We'll never erase her,"
Dries said."In fact, her disappearance will be one of the mysteries of season two. I don't want to give away any of our surprises, but to all our devoted fans, please know that LGBTQ+ justice is at the very core of whatBatwomanis and we have no intention of abandoning that."
Leslie's character, Ryan Wilder, is described as "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."Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
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Oh look more virtue signalling to ruin awesome comic characters. Yes get it girl✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿 So why did ruby rose quit the role Just want to know when the media and society are going to stop favoring everyone but Native Americans when is it our turn?Land stolen,cultures lost ,countless hunted, raped,tortured,murdered enslaved when do we get our due.I hear about Black reparations but what about us ?
But can she act or was this a hire because of her sexual preference and colour of one’s skin? Does one need to be bisexual to play Batwoman? Uh oh the “Batwoman is supposed to be white” crowd not gonna like this one. I look forward to the day when its not an issue that it a black woman or any woman of color is cast as an iconic character. It doesn't fucking matter wat colour they are, its all fantasy, none of it matters, if u dislike it u need to look at urself
I knew she was black before I clicked actually I didn’t watch the first season but can someone tell me, did the first bat woman die? Or are they starting the show over or..? Twitter is a mess 🤦♀️ 1st season failed... 2nd season will fail... regardless of who plays the character PattyArquette She's so gorgeous!
All this because of PC what a joke has Hollywood become ! Why do you people automatically assume people are mad because she is black or a lesbian? Ever think that people are made because they just got a brand new character instead of just recasting Kate Kane? How can one continue that sense of disbelief when watching a program if the main character played not only by a different actress but one with a diff skin colour? Thats not a racist statement but if Luke Skywalker was played by Mark Hamill and then Wesley Snipes it'd be the same.
Yep, the last series was a blinding success Box ticking 101 They will never ever learn This will be an excellent choice if she acts well and has great martial arts skills. Get to the dojo. Plz have better writing team i couldn't finish it first time around also starfire from titans was a standout character because they had great actors w great writing take notes
KevOnStage I don’t like DC but I think we definitely could do with more black (super)heroes in media. Cat woman didn’t have a fro, she’s white. That’s ok, it will flop just like black Annie. Black Little mermaid will flop too. BLM is infiltrating everything It’s the script that needs improving Ridiculous
Loved her on GodFriendedMe! Congrats on the new gig JaviciaLeslie 💕 Javicia Leslie Is The New Batwoman | Ruby Rose Reaction? Will She Fit or... Omg YESSSSS Is it important to know her sexual preference? I think not. Fuck I hope shes gets a better script. That show was boring She so purty. She's still going to be Gay and Jewish, right? Or are they retiring Kate Kane?
I am just here for all the angry racist white people.Outraged over This casting instead of a terrible quality of CW shows in the 1st place The whites are mad Looking forward to Season 2. Curious as to what some of u think a black woman can’t bring to this roll🤔 This feels like they are just swapping one token for another. The show will never get better until the writers stop treating Batwoman as a slot to insert tokens to show how progressive they are.
I would love to see a blacklightning cross over now!!! I'm sure all 5 fans of the show are super excited about this news. Why not a Pakistani Batwoman? Seems racist. More pandering Congrats The CW still exists? I thought that was only on antenna TV these days Just cancel the damn show no one asked for it anyway
Lots of blacks in Hollywood and in commercials. Can you also cast some Asians? No credentials. nice try.. Bat lives Matter. Queue racist belligerence in 3, 2, 1... That's gonna have to be some cowl... Batwoman YESSS A DARK SKINNED BLACK WOMEN At least she is hot upgrade As a Christian woman, it's gonna be a no for me.
Theres a 2nd season.? I am so happy that a black female is taking this roll, but I really hope she isn't their 'token black girl' This will bomb because the show is already crap, and then we'll all be called racist for it! Cashing in on BLM? And it’s a BLACK WOMEN!!!! 🖤👸🏾 Like the Javicia Leslie choice. Offended by the pronouns though.
just hope she is as amazing as ruby was in the role, ruby is a lesbian icon, so she has a lot to live up to World's most predictable, crybaby comments. A great mop for my floors on her head! She’s ridiculously gorgeous. With that mop top she looks like a bat anyway. Would've been nice if they cast a Jewish actress to play one of DC's most well known Jewish characters (Not to say I don't support casting a Black woman in the role because I do)
She any good? Never heard of her Is she there because she is black or her profile and talent It’s a mystery just waiting for the far left to cry about 'white washing' a character then I will point to this Hypocrites 😉 A great choice but as the last Batwoman was white girl how are they going to make that transfer? A cousin?
Should of canceled after the first season. What a horrendous show, piss poor writing with a fuck Ton of cringe. I recommend black lightning if you’re going to watch anything from the cw. Tell her not to bite any pangolins. She probably didn't see how badly season 1 was written. The CW should be replacing the writers.
Why did Ruby leave Might watch it now rubyrose the entitled prat is gone. well no surprise in this does anyone know if this is essentially a reboot then? Black ✅ female ✅ bisexual ✅ I’m sure she got the job on merit ! Batwoman Haven't seen Batwoman yet, so behind on these Arrowverse shows. Haven't heard of this actress but good luck to her.
Why did RubyRose leave? This show gained a huge lgbtq audience because of Batwoman’s sexuality and we all were excited. Now that this new actress isn’t going to replace Kate, what of her sexuality? What about ALICE? who Taking over a poisoned chalice, a show having to re-cast the hero after just 1 season amid non-existent ratings. Probably not a fair opportunity for her acting talents to shine. But it's the CW, it's not like they have the writers to allow any actor to shine.
To all the racist complaining that a black actress is playing catwoman. Eartha Kitt played catwoman in the first batman series. Halle Berry played her in the movie. Any actress of any race can play a fictional character. So stfu. Oh now they remember black women exist I'm sure this will end well. SO LOOKING FORWARD to never watching it
the racists rn: So it wasn't diverse enough to have a white lesbian character? Make new characters, don't ruin the existing one's. I dont mind the casting but I also think it dooms the show to one more season then its canceled. Long as she is good at the role. Fair play to her 👍 Then I'll be watching Javicia is a great actress and bonus points that shes stunning, I just hope the writing improves
Will be watching this horrible show now So you are basically saying she was only hired because she was black and bisexual? Not because she played it best. Thats fucked up!! So would she have gotten bigger praise if she had a dick also? So stupid. HAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. More politics! This is what we need to save the show! Y'all and hollywood are the teen titans go of the mainstream DC universe. Fans create the show, not corporations.
🙄 Hard pass, done with y'all. White culture(😳😳😳😳😳😳😳) 'Batwoman and Supergirl join a long list of failures coming out of Hollywood that promote the anti-male feminist 'woke' agenda, with the latest being DC's Birds of Prey, BBC's Doctor Who, Charlie's Angels, Terminator: Dark Fate, Disney Star Wars, Ghostbusters 2016, etc.'
Alright now im actually intrigued by this show. GOOD FOR HER She would've made an excellent Vixen. Leave white characters to white actors/actresses and vice versa. This casting feels very tokenized. Ok...I'm confused. All 4 diversity buuuuuut...how do they replace actor (they r substituting...was white...had white mother & father.Was a twin,her twin is as white as snow & the diversity was her love interest was a bi-sexual black woman? What am I missing? No season 2? Restart?
Please help i don’t feel safe in my home Im being evicted and just lost my job, donations are slow and i have barely a month to move please donate if you can’t please share cashapp; $locolocaaa Venmo:yungoloco Hiring black actress will not save the gay show, this is will be the nail in the coffin. Why couldn't she also be a pan sexual, double amputee, obese, diabetic, trans woman, little person, furry? I mean seriously WB, there are still a lot more boxes to check to ensure that all the minutiae of groups are represented. Snowflakes won't be happy until you do.
Why? Cause she’s black? 🙄 The problem wasn't the main character, it was the writing. stillgunnasuck Time out — the CW still exists⁉️❗ WTF❗❗❗ I think she has picked a sinking ship of a show to join. It's ratings are tanking hard. She would have had a better chance with the Umbrella Academy which is much better
She’s beautiful! Hey! Finally someone who doesn't need black makeup around the eyes to make the batmask work!! Other than that she will probably suck as well! Of course, change the ethnicity of EVERYBODY to make a statement... problem is African Americans are only 12.7% of the population. Instead of making new characters... just change the ones we have. The easy way out.
Everything and everyone must become black. That’s how it has to be. A transsexual must be played by a real transsexual, a black by a real black but a white can be played by anyone of colour. I have mixed feelings about this. Happy for Javicia Leslie but mad because I'm reminded that GodFriendedMe was done dirty.😡On the bright side, I'll have time to check out Batwoman since GFM won't be on at the same time.
I guess now ALL superheroes have to be black to appease one certain group of people! yessssss periodd 🤣🤣 That’s a hottie. So no cancel culture? As batwoman was a white woman and now they are casting a black woman....isn't that 'stealing' jobs from white women? And they should base the show in Chicago instead of Gotham🤔
Loving it...but please it doesn't matter her sexuality...keep that to yourself...fact you the 1st black to play Batwoman is cool....best Bat Girl I seen Yvonne Craig 1967 I will check this show out now. I considered it before; now I definitely will. She's hot! Still wont watch it. Actually, I've never watched anything on the CW.
but she's not a bat. Berlanti being Berlanti. The writing was just starting to get traction. Please stay away from all kind of Batman and Batwoman in this COVID era...😉 PattyArquette That’s nice but I still won’t support Dries after what she did on TVD. PattyArquette Oh, that makes a lot of sense. PattyArquette Cool. Like Halle only now Bat
Me in theaters ..... when this comes out . Oh my god. She’s gorgeous. Isn’t she taking a role from a white actress? I thought this was forbidden. More stunt casting Um, no offense, but this doesn’t make a lick of sense. I’m all for representation, but Batwoman has already been portrayed as a white female, and that’s how she’s been in the comics. If it were for a reboot, I would be more okay with that, but it’s not.
Her HAIR!!!!!! 😍😍😍 😍😍 NO FAIR: HalleBerry was told she could NOT portray a Trans woman and since BATWOMAN was not BISEXUAL - she was heterosexual - so TheCW should cast appropriately not JaviciaLeslie DEMAND CASTING EQUALITY! BlackTwitter BlackActors BlackLivesMatter LGBTQ About. Damn. Time.
❤️ Wow she is stunning ♥️ I didn't know there was a first season. Oh my god she's gorgeous. Absolutely stunning! Now I will have to watch the show. CW Exec: Having a Homosexual lead character isn't getting us the ratings! What do we do? Writer: How about we go Homosexual AND Black? This is no knock to her, I truly hope she knocks it out of the park but damn CW going through minorities like a checklist.
katrinalaw Would be cool if Bruce comes back and the show takes on a 'Batwoman Beyond' vibe. Bruce becomes the 'dude in the chair' with the tech master building the gear? Would be cool to see something like that, Hhahaha I just wanna see that SUIT! Oh boy this only gonna embolden white people to not wear masks forever 😅
I stopped watching after a few episodes, but now maybe I’ll finish the session and give season 2 a try. The W in CW stands for woke I didn't support getting rid of Kate, but I'm 100% on board now. Can wait to see the new take on Batwoman. I’m gonna watch this now omg omg omg I’m so fucking hype!!!! she's pretty
sarah_best16 Oh no itsafronomics She will be brilliant.
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