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    Javicia Leslie Is Replacing Ruby Rose In "Batwoman"

    She'll be TV's first Black Batwoman.

    Back in May, Batwoman star Ruby Rose announced her decision to leave the CW show.

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    "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,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

    Now there's officially a new Batwoman!

    As reported by Variety, God Friended Me's Javicia Leslie is taking on the role, and she's thrilled to have the opportunity to do so.

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    "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," she said in a press release.

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    This version of Batwoman is named Ryan Wilder. Here's what we know about her:

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    "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."

    Javicia will make her debut as Batwoman in January 2021.

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