Javicia Leslie will don the Batsuit as the first black actress to portray Batwoman on television when the series returns in 2021. Now reports suggest that the new Batwoman will face a new villain.
According to The Direct, the series showrunners are looking to cast “The Whisper” as the new female villain for the Batwoman season 2. The casting call is open ethnicity and is seeking an actress in the 20-30 year age range. However, the site said it’s not sure if the villain will be based on the Whisper character from the comics.
Whisper A’Daire first appears in Detective Comics #743 released in April 2000 as an agent of the League of Assassins. She was created by Greg Rucka. Ra’s al Ghul gave her a serum grants her longevity and the ability to shapeshift.
Leslie will take on the role following the exit of Ruby Rose just two days after the DC TV aired Season 1 finale. The Arrowverse series had to prematurely end its running season due to the coronavirus outbreak. But not before introducing actor Warren Christie as Bruce Wayne.