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bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 08, 2020 06:47PM
.....Javicia Leslie from 'God Friended Me'......playing different character....


Batwoman Taps Javicia Leslie to Replace Ruby Rose in Title Role

.....Call it divine intervention: God Friended Me actress Javicia Leslie will star as The CW’s new Batwoman following the shocking departure of Ruby Rose.

In a statement, Leslie — who will make her debut in the show’s Season 2 premiere, slated to air in January 2021 — said, “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.”

As previously reported, Leslie will play a new version of the titular superhero as opposed to taking over Rose’s Katy Kane. Her character, Ryan Wilder, “is about to become Batwoman,” reads the official description. “She’s 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.”

In explaining the controversial decision to eschew a traditional recast and instead create “a whole new character” to slip into the cape and cowl for Season 2, showrunner Caroline Dries previously said, “To be honest with you, I did consider the ‘soap opera version’ [of recasting] for a hot minute, because selfishly we already had a couple episodes written, and transition-wise it would be seamless. But upon further reflection — and I think [Arrowverse EP] Greg [Berlanti] helped me make this call — he’s like, ‘I think we should just reboot Batwoman as a different character.'”

In addition to paying “respect to everything that Ruby [Rose] put into the Kate Kane character” during Season 1, Dries added, “it also helps the audience, because we’re not asking them to address ‘the elephant in the room'” by accepting a new face as the same person.

Rose’s Batwoman departure was announced in May. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” she said in a statement. “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.” (See Rose’s reaction to the recasting news here.)

In a subsequent social media post, Rose addressed our report that she underestimated and thus eventually balked at the long hours required to star in a weekly TV series that shoots in Vancouver, leading to a mutual “breakup” with the show. “Don’t believe everything you read by anon sources online,” she wrote. “I lived in Vancouver for a year working on the mountains when I was 18 because I love that city! I’ve also worked in other places in Canada… perfect beautiful country.”



recast......as different character.......?!



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Re: bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: July 08, 2020 09:32PM
It annoys me when they cast a talented person of color just to fill a gap in a show they're about to cancel.



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Re: bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: d4
Date: July 09, 2020 06:32AM
Attractive Female? Check.
LGBTQ+? Check.
Minority? Check.

Scrub her social media clean going back 15 years for anything remotely triggery for cancel culture crowd? Working on it.



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Re: bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 09, 2020 06:44AM
I'll pass.

I don't see this version being any more entertaining then the previous one, even considering the prior Batwoman phoned it in.




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Re: bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 09, 2020 03:01PM
lady playing the Alice character was the only decent actor on that show.
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Re: bat signal?!....they have recast the new 'Batwoman'........
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 09, 2020 08:11PM
Isn't Catwoman the woman of enhanced melanin production? I mean Halle Berry and Ertha Kitt?



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