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A new hero in town – Batwoman

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04 May 2021
Get to know the new face behind Batwoman.
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The gorgeous Javicia Leslie is the new face behind the Batwoman mask as she takes on the role of Ryan Wilder, in the CW's Batwoman. The character has big shoes to fill as she embraces her heroic role in National City, following Kate Kane's tragic plane crash.

Here's more about the actress and the show.

Javicia Leslie previously had a role in the dramedy, God Friended Me alongside Brandon Micheal Hall. She was also a series regular on The Family Business and has appeared in a few TV movies. Her role in Always a Bridesmaid is her biggest movie role yet. 

She is the first-ever black woman to play Batwoman, an accolade she will celebrate for years to come. Her character gets a new design for the Batwoman suit and we're loving its edgier look. Javicia has stated in many interviews that she was an avid fan of the Batman franchise while growing up and it's a dream come true to take on the role of Batwoman.

Here's an up-close look at the new suit.

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We found this absolutely adorable photo. You can caption it yourself. We're thinking along the lines of "Batdog and Batwoman have a bone to pick with you!"

Javicia does many of her own stunts and is dedicated to her role. Hey, it's not every day you get to wake up and be a superhero, so we feel this dedication! She's trained in the art of Muay Thai and that comes in handy for the action scenes in the show.  Here's a cool behind-the-scenes photo.

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Javicia shared this phenomenal behind-the-scenes video, giving us a glimpse of how the flying magic within the show happens. This was her first time going up that high and we must admit she is a very brave lady!

She recently appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and spoke about her role as Batwoman, breaking social norms, and driving the Bat Mobile! Check it out below:

If you want more, you've gotta catch Batwoman season 2 on Tuesdays at 20:00 on M-Net City.