Article by Carl Bryan
Assuming the Mantle!
The CW has revealed the first images of Javicia Leslie donning an all-new cape and cowl as Batwoman. As the character Ryan Wilder, Leslie is taking over the title role from Ruby Rose‘s Kate Kane for season 2, which will see a full redesign of the Batwoman costume debuting in episode 3.
Caroline Dries Weighs In…
Ryan’s journey starts from a place of “What can this Batsuit do for me?”, but it’s not long before she realizes the power of its symbol and what it can do for everyone else in Gotham City. As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her, both physically and figuratively. This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed “powerful.” Maya Mani sent me her drawings and I loved it. The wig was something we never perfected in season one, and Janice Workman crushed it with this new take. Javicia and I saw various prototypes of styles and red ombres, and at one point we were trading our own iPad-doodled versions. Janice translated that into what we are looking at now. When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.
It’s Not Gucci…It’s Better!
Check out the new Javicia Leslie costume below. Batwoman is scheduled to return to The CW in January 2021
Just in Case You Were Wondering…
Ruby Rose (aka Batwoman) in her press shot for her run as Batwoman.
Did It Fit Her Requirements?
Leslie revealed during a prior interview that…
Caroline and I were also talking about how important it is that, if we’re going to have a Black Batwoman, that she needs to become a ‘sistah’ when she becomes Batwoman. It’s important for her to feel the silhouette, for her to still look like that – more of a natural textured hair and things like that. We’re still putting things together. I can’t wait. I actually have no idea [what it’s going to look like]. I just keep sending her fan art, like, “Oh my gosh look at this, this is really dope!”
What do you think? Do you see any significant differences in the actual suit? How excited are you for this new character and this new addition to the Bat-family? Let us know!
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment and The CW