Ruby Rose lavished praise on her Batwoman replacement Javicia Leslie as she reacted to the casting news on Instagram on Wednesday (July 8, 2020).
Following the announcement that the God Friended Me star will succeed Ruby on the show, playing a new misfit character named Ryan Wilder, the Australian actress took to the social media site to react.
Meanwhile, Javicia shared a Deadline article about her casting on her own Instagram page, and wrote: “For all of the little black girls dreaming to be a superhero one day… it’s possible!”
In a statement about her new gig earlier in the day, Javicia had 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.”
Batwoman premiered last year (2019) with Ruby making history as TV’s first openly gay superhero.
According to reports, Javicia’s Wilder is a Batwoman wannabe, who takes over from Ruby’s Kate Kane when she goes missing. The new season will premiere on television in January, 2021.