Leslie will portray the caped crusader herself. The casting slides were spot on about her alter ego Ryan Wilder. She is likable, messy, goofy and a free spirit. She is the complete opposite of the previous Batwoman. Ryan posses extreme skill as a fighter, and has no trouble being rough. As an out and proud bisexual woman, she uses her athletic and passionate personality to be the unlikely All-American hero.
Also, Javicia Leslie now holds a very importation distinction in television history. She shares her excitement on breaking through the proverbial door. “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.”
The CW’s Batwoman will return in January 2021!