CW Drops Two Photos of Javicia Leslie's Season 2 'Batwoman'

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Javicia Leslie
Javicia Leslie  (Source:Javicia Leslie / Twitter)

The CW has given "Batwoman" fans a glimpse of Ryan Wilder with two brand new photos, Variety reports.

Actress Javicia Leslie will play Ryan Wilder in the upcoming season two, and the Batwoman suit she dons in the new photos will feature in episode three. As Variety states, "Leslie takes over the mantle from Ruby Rose, who led the show during its first season. Leslie is the first Black woman to portray a live-action version of the superhero on TV or film."

The sleek Batwoman suit is designed to highlight the character's athleticism, highlighting her curly hair with red streaks. In a statement, Leslie said "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, they definitely nailed it!"

The purpose of the new suit is to represent "Ryan's shift from using the Batwoman persona for personal gain to discovering the importance of the superhero as a symbol to Gotham City." This is also meant to distinguish Ryan from Kate Rose (who was portrayed by Ruby Rose), allowing Ryan a style that matches her character.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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