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First look at Javicia Leslie in her new Batwoman Suit

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TV series Batwoman is set for some exciting changes in Season 2, with The CW releasing images of Javicia Leslie in her new Batwoman suit.

Leslie plays new character Ryan Wilder, who takes up the mantle as Gotham City’s latest vigilante superhero after Ruby Rose (playing Kate Kane) left the show at the end of Season 1.

Leslie is the first Black woman to portray a live-action version of the superhero on TV or film. And given she’s playing a totally different character to Kate, it was important that Ryan’s costume reflected the changes too.

In Season 2, Ryan will wear the old Batwoman suit but then will modify the look to make it her own pretty early into the season.

“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!”

Most notably, Kate’s red, straight-haired wig has been replaced by a natural and curly one with red streaks for Ryan's character.

Season 2 is set to premiere in January 2021.

Image: Nino Muñoz/The CW