The CW released a pair of first photos of Javicia Leslie as the new Batwoman.
Leslie is taking over the lead role from the recently departed Ruby Rose. Rose left the show due to personal reasons. Which left another season in the air. However, CW, decided not to recast Rose’s Kate Kane but instead Javicia will play a new character named “Ryan Wilder”.
Wilder will look to make the cape and cowl her own with natural, curly hair with red streaks, red gauntlets over the forearms, and shorter boots” and “a redesign with new materials, featuring laser etching to create more visual depth and a stronger silhouette.”
“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. “It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya. 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!”
Batwoman: Season 2 is scheduled to premiere on The CW in January 2021.