Leslie’s Ryan Wilder stepped into a Gotham City underworld that was already full of threats, chief among them the continued presence of Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and her Wonderland Gang. Of course, there’s also the ongoing masquerade of Tommy Elliot (Gabriel Mann), who Ryan went toe-to-toe with in his Bruce Wayne guise (played by Warren Christie) at the end of the season premiere. Even beyond those characters, though, there’s much more to contend with on the villain front, including the continued presence of characters like Magpie (Rachel Matthews) and new arrivals like Victor Zsasz (Alex Morf) and the mysterious criminal mastermind Safiyah (Shivaani Ghai), a woman even Alice is afraid of.
But of course, an ongoing superhero series means there’s always room for more villains to pop up later in the series, and being a longtime superhero fan herself, Leslie has her own ideas about who she’d like to face.
“I can’t pick just one, but I can definitely pick at least two,” Leslie said when asked about her dream Batwoman villains. “It may be based off of how the actors portrayed these characters, but I love the Riddler, but it’s also probably because of how Jim Carrey’s played the character. And you know what, I would love to see a femme fatale like a Catwoman on our show.”
Will these characters ever appear in Ryan Wilder’s Gotham? We’ll have to keep watching to find out. Batwoman airs Sundays on The CW.