THE CW has unveiled the revamped batsuit as Javicia Leslie steps into the role of Batwoman.
Leslie plays Ryan Wilder in the second series of The CW’s Batwoman after taking over from Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane.
The CW has revealed a revamped batsuit for Javicia Leslie’s BatwomanCredit: PA:Press Association
Her Batwoman rocks a stunning red and black Afro in a figure hugging costume, which Leslie explained will help viewer know that she is a black woman.
“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”
Fans loved the updated batsuit describing Leslie as a “goddess” and “beautiful”.
The actress is stepping into the role of Ryan Wilder/Batwoman in the second season of The CW seriesCredit: PA:Press Association
Leslie she was ‘proud’ to be playing the first black BatwomanCredit: Getty Images – Getty
One Twitter user wrote: “@JaviciaLeslie rocking the superhero look!”
And another added: “She looks incredible”.
It was announced in July that Leslie would step into the cape and cowl, for the show’s upcoming second season on The CW.
She replaces Ruby Rose who unexpectedly left the DC series earlier this year.
She is taking over from Ruby Rose who left the show after sustaining a back injuryCredit: The CW Network
Rose, 34, revealed part of the reason why she left her role on Batwoman was a back injury she sustained while filming.
Leslie will become the first black woman to play Batwoman and was excited for her new role.
“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honoured to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” Leslie said in July.
Leslie played a major role in helping to design the new batsuitCredit: AFP or licensors
She said she wanted to make sure people could tell it was a black woman underneath the suitCredit: BackGrid
Some DC fans slammed the suit as ‘cheap-looking’ while other said Leslie looked ‘beautiful’Credit: BackGrid
Her character will be named Ryan Wilder, according to Variety and she is described as “likeable, messy, a little goofy and untamed”.
She’s also nothing like Kate Kane (previously played by Ruby Rose), the woman who wore the Batsuit before her.
Along with the new suit, fans also caught a glimpse of the new Batmobile but panned it as ‘cheap looking‘.
DC fans slammed the batsuit and iconic vehicle after seeing shots from the set of the CW show.
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