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Posted on January 17, 2021 / by Elliott in Batwoman, Videos

The CW has released the preview and official synopsis for next week’s episode of Batwoman, following the incredible premiere tonight! Read the synopsis below, and check out the video underneath.

PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY – After her quick spin in the Batgear, Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) is back to facing the daily challenges of life as herself. Meanwhile, Alice (Rachel Skarsten) has a new, devious plan to get the attention of both Gotham and Safiyah (guest star Shivaani Ghai). With Kate still missing and the city in an uprising, Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) are desperate to find a stand in. In a pinch, Ryan dons the suit again and comes face-to-face with Alice for the first time. Back at Crows Headquarters, Sophie and Commander Kane try to uncover who may have had a vendetta against Kate.

Carl Seaton directed the episode written by James Stoteraux and Chad Fiveash (#202).
Original airdate 1/24/2021.

Posted on January 16, 2021 / by Elliott in Batwoman, Videos

Our Head of Talent, Anthony Ramos speaks with queer actress Javicia Leslie about becoming Batwoman in the second season of The CW series, returning January 17 at 8pm. In the upcoming season, Ryan Wilder is described as “a smart and sassy lesbian with a troubled past” who finds the Batwoman costume and then becomes the iconic Gotham crime fighter. Leslie talks about the tremendous honor it is to be the first woman of color to play the iconic comic book character, what it was like to wear the batsuit for the first time, and what fans can expect when it comes to Batwoman/Ryan’s romance on the series. Leslie also reveals what celebrity slid into her DMs after she landed the coveted role, and which two previous superheroes she had crushes on growing up. “Batwoman” airs Sunday at 8 on The CW.

Posted on January 15, 2021 / by Elliott in Batwoman, Videos

Javicia was a guest on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she spoke about her role as Ryan Wilder / Batwoman. Check out the video below, or 459 captures from the interview in Javicia Photos.

Posted on January 14, 2021 / by Elliott in Batwoman, Press
Posted on January 11, 2021 / by Elliott in Photos, Photoshoots & Portraits, Press

Fresh off the heels of an LA Times article, Attitude Magazine has released two new photos of Javicia and a portion of their article about her. The article, discussing LGBTQ representation on television and Sarah Paulson being Javicia’s role model, can be read here; you can browse the photos below.

Posted on January 10, 2021 / by Elliott in Photos, Photoshoots & Portraits, Press

As the premiere of Batwoman approaches, Javicia’s status is rising. This morning, the LA Times released a full article about Javicia, as well as including two photos in their digital edition! You can read the entire article here, and browse the photos below.

Posted on January 10, 2021 / by Elliott in Appearances, Batwoman, News

Courtesy of Nerds and Beyond:

In just one week, Javicia Leslie will make her superhero debut on The CW’s Batwoman. Ahead of the season 2 premiere, Leslie will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 14.

Leslie will step into the role of Ryan Wilder/Batwoman in season 2 of The CW series. Leslie takes the torch from Ruby Rose after her exit. Ryan Wilder will be a new and different character. She will also be an out lesbian.

Watch Javicia Leslie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 14 at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC. Don’t miss the season 2 premiere of Batwoman on January 17 on The CW.

Posted on January 06, 2021 / by Elliott in Batwoman, News, Photos

The CW released a new poster for Batwoman today, as well as releasing the plot synopsis for the premiere just a few days ago!

As friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit. Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society.

Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane and Luke Fox launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge.

At the same time, “Bruce Wayne” (played by guest star Warren Christie) returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of impostors as “Batwoman” and “Bruce” square off in the action-packed season premiere.

Additionally, Batwoman.tv was able to watch the first two episodes of the second season and posted their non-spoiler review of what to look forward to. You can check it out at their website, or in the box below.

Happy New Year everyone! We’re less than two weeks away from Batwoman’s new season, and we have been given the opportunity to view the first two episodes to form an initial review. There won’t be any spoilers, so let’s dive in.

What happened to Kate Kane? It’s the biggest question on everyone’s minds, and of course, the aptly named episode title to kick the season off. We’re also introduced to Ryan Wilder, and get to find out quite a bit about her in the first two eps and how she got to where she is, including how she got hold of the Batsuit.

The new episodes spend some time establishing both Ryan’s place in Gotham, while also giving us time to see what everyone is up to from the previous season. It serves as a good refresher considering the time that has passed due to COVID delay, and establishes who our main players are going to be.

At the same time, the new excitement is somewhat marred by some missteps in terms of pacing. Some things seem to be happening way too fast in terms of how the plot is advancing, and some way too slow, particularly with characterization.

Despite that, the cast is top-notch. The returning actors bring plenty of nuance to their characters, and Javicia Leslie is certainly playing Batwoman as her own person, and she plays it wonderfully, and I’m excited to see how else she’ll shape the new iteration of the hero.

Of course, the story wouldn’t be complete without the villains. We’ll get to see plenty of Alice, and how she’s taking Kate’s disappearance. This will definitely change her plans for revenge. She also won’t be the only villain taking the center stage, as we’ve got the threat from Safiyah that was hinted at last season.

One thing is clear: this season’s theme is hope, in all forms and types. It definitely sets the stage for what will surely be a great new season.

Posted on January 05, 2021 / by Elliott in Press

Vogue Germany sat down with Javicia on December 18 to interview her about her role in Batwoman. They were kind enough to post the interview in both German and English at their website, and I’ve added the English text to the press archive as well.

Click here to read the article.

Posted on December 11, 2020 / by Elliott in Batwoman

The CW has released the trailer / first look peek at the upcoming second season of Batwoman, starring our very own Javicia Leslie! Take a look below.






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