Batwoman is officially back, this time with a chip on her shoulder. Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me, family business) will pick up the cape and hood for the CW Batwoman series after Ruby Rose announced her retirement from the role as Kate Kane last May. Leslie is "extremely proud to be the first black actress to play Batwoman's legendary role on television, and as a bisexual woman, she is honored to be part of this groundbreaking show that pioneered the LGBTQ + community." Fortunately, there is no bad blood between the two bat beauties, and Rose posts on Instagram:
The new crime fighter with pointed ears will assume the identity of Ryan Wilder, who is very different from her predecessor. According to the show's producers: "She is personable, messy, a little goofy and untamed (…). Since no one in her life kept her up to date, Ryan spent years as a drug addict, evading the GCPD and masking her pain with nausea habits Today Ryan lives with her plant in her van. As a girl who steals milk for an alley cat and could kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out-lesbian. Sporty. Raw . Passionate. Fallible. And not very much your stereotypical all-American hero. "
Most importantly, Batwoman remains a lesbian. Showrunner Caroline Dries said: "As a lesbian who has been working as a writer for fifteen years, I am aware of the trope & # 39; Bury Your Gays & # 39; and I am not interested in participating in it. So it is important to me as a showrunner to clear up misinformation about Kate Kane and the Batwoman rewrite. "
What officially happens to Kane on the show will make her disappearance one of many puzzles in the upcoming Season 2, which premieres on The CW in January 2021.
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