We got our first look at new Batwoman series star, Javicia Leslie as the new caped vigilante. Check it out below:
The CW has released two first look images for the “Batwoman” suit redesign based around actress Javicia Leslie’s character, Ryan Wilder. Wilder is an original character created for the series.
The outfit will be featured starting in Season 2, episode 3, and is the first original design for the new Batwoman, as Leslie takes over the mantle from original Batwoman actress Ruby Rose, who led the show during its first season. Rose left due to a myriad of reasons most of all being her inability to handle the late shoots and lack of endurance to handle the physically demanding role.
“I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it’s her style, her swag, and her moment,” Leslie said in a statement. “I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”
Leslie is the first African American actress to put her own spin on the traditionally white character on Television.