Batwoman star Javicia Leslie has delivered a powerful rallying cry for diversity on screen, saying she wants to see more trans superheroes in the spotlight.
The actor, who made her debut Sunday (17 January) as new Batwoman Ryan Wilder in the show’s second season opener after Ruby Rose quit her role as Kate Kane, told the Washington Post that representation in superhero shows is essential.
Leslie said her character will be “completely different” from Rose’s, but she confirmed that the new iteration of Batwoman will also be gay.
“Batwoman [is] gay in the comics,” Javicia Leslie said. “I think that is really important that [it] continues to be represented in our iteration of Batwoman as well.”
She added that “representation is so important”, and said: “I can’t wait until there [are] trans superheroes that [are] live-action.