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« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2022, 05:22:45 pm »
Batwoman: Camrus Johnson Discusses Directing Wildmoore, The Joker, & More

http://www.cbr.com/batwoman-interview-camrus-johnson/

http://www.cbr.com/batwoman-gotham-renee-montoya/
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« Reply #113 on: April 09, 2022, 02:14:39 pm »
Batwoman's Javicia Leslie Responds to Resurfaced Video of Her Struggle Against Racism

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Re: CW's Batwoman
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« Reply #116 on: May 23, 2022, 03:51:13 am »
http://www.cbr.com/batwoman-javicia-leslie-fan-campaigns-dc-cw/

http://comicbookmovie.com/tv/dc/batwoman/batwoman-star-javicia-leslie-believes-the-show-did-for-tv-what-black-panther-did-for-movies-a193912#gs.1m5adj

I don't want to go too hard on Leslie here since she just lost her job, but still, I think she's overstating the importance of her Batwoman series. And in her seeking to give her series cultural importance she ignores other black superhero television series like Luke Cage and even fellow Arrowverse series Black Lightning. And ignoring the Vixen animated series, as well as the various black superheroes that are part of ensemble casts. All of these characters, despite sometimes small, unimportant, or even regrettable roles, have created space (s) for black superheroes, before Leslie was cast as Batwoman.

I think the stronger cast to be made is that Batwoman made strides when it came to headlining LGBTQ superheroes. There have been fewer leading series than even black superheroes. And also if she looked at black women superheroes, her series was a definite stride there. Along with Watchmen and Naomi, she's the only black female superhero to headline her own series, and her name is on her series, unlike Regina King's Sister Night.

Though when I think about this all, when it comes to black heroes, there's still a very small number overall when it comes to headliners:

Live-Action Television Series:
MANTIS (television movie and one season)
Blade: The Series (one season)
Luke Cage (two seasons)
Black Lightning (four seasons)
Batwoman (two seasons)
Naomi (one season)
Watchmen (miniseries)
Falcon & Winter Soldier (one season)
Cloak & Dagger (two seasons)
Raising Dion (two seasons)

Television series not out yet:
Ironheart
Secret Invasion (presumably led by Nick Fury)
Armor Wars (presumably led by War Machine)
Wakanda Forever
Fast Color

Animated:
Static (four seasons)
Black Panther (miniseries)
Vixen (miniseries)
Hammerman (one season)
Avengers: Black Panther's Quest (one season)

Movies:
Black Panther
Blade
Blade II
Blade Trinity
Catwoman
Steel
Blankman
Meteor Man
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda (Lego movie)
Sleight
Fast Color
Project Power

Maybe black "led" superhero films:
The Old Guard (maybe one can consider Kiki Layne a co-star to Charlize Theron here)
Thunder Force (maybe one could consider Octavia Spencer a co-star to Melissa McCarthy here)
Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad (you can make the argument that Deadshot and Bloodsport were main characters or co-stars in the Suicide Squad films)
Bloodshot (though Vin Diesel is racially ambiguous)

Movies not out yet:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Adam
Batgirl
(Black) Superman (from Michael B. Jordan)
(Black) Superman (from T. Coates/J.J. Abrams)
Blade (Mahershala Ali)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse
Green Lantern: Beware My Power

What am I missing?
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