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Batwoman season 2: Who is Javicia Leslie as she replaces Ruby Rose?


Who is Javicia Leslie as she replaces Ruby Rose in Batwoman? (Picture: Getty / The CW)

Batwoman has cast Javicia Leslie as the new superhero in the CW series, seeing her take over the role from Ruby Rose.

The news was announced today and the show’s former star gave her seal of approval to Gotham City’s new saviour.

Javicia will be the first Black actress to play the character in a television role prompting her to tell her Instagram followers: ‘For all of the little black girls dreaming to be a superhero one day… it’s possible!’

The 33-year-old also said in 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 honoured to join this groundbreaking show, which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.’

Go girl!

The star is probably best known for her role in God Friended Me (Picture: Getty Images)

The actress has been on the scene for a while seeing her play Mo in the Hello Cupid reboot, back in 2016.

She has since been in a number of short productions, before landing the role of Paris Duncan in the TV series The Family Business.

In 2019, Javicia took the leading role in the movie Always A Bridesmaid where she played the unlucky in love character, Corina James.

But, she’s probably most known for appearing as Ali Finer in first two seasons of the comedy-drama series God Friended Me.

Javicia may have made history with her new role of Batwoman, but she is more than qualified for the role as she is trained in Muay Thai (a combat sport originating in Thailand) as well as boxing, weapons, track and swimming.

And while she’s out there kicking a**, she also has a softer side, as back in 2008, the star was only crowned as Miss Hampton in the university’s pageant.

Honestly, we cannot wait to see what she brings to season two of Batwoman, after all she has a brand new role created for her in the form of Ryan Wilder.

Caroline Dries, who created the series, recently explained why she decided to make a brand new superhero instead of reverting back to Ruby’s Kate Kane.

‘The character in terms of reboot Batwoman as a different character, and also respect everything that Ruby put into the Kate Kane character,’ she said. ‘And I just think it helps the audience a little bit too, that we are not asking them to not address the elephant in the room.’

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