See actor Javicia Leslie in her new Batsuit costume: ‘It was important viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl’

See Javicia Leslie in her new costume for the brand new Batwoman season on The CW.

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Now that Javicia Leslie is replacing Ruby Rose on The CW’s Batwoman, she’ll want a new costume fitted to her new character on the hit DC Comics TV collection. 

Followers received a primary have a look at Leslie in her brand new Batwoman costume through The CW’s official Batwoman Twitter account on Monday. Leslie additionally posted the new look on her private Instagram. (Disclosure: The CW is a three way partnership between Warner Bros. Leisure and CBS, which additionally publishes PJDM.)

Leslie is taking up the title position from Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane as new Batwoman character Ryan Wilder for season 2. Leslie will debut her new Batwoman costume in episode three of the brand new season.

“Ryan’s journey begins from a spot of ‘What can this Batsuit do for me?’ However it’s not lengthy earlier than she realizes the ability of its image and what it may do for everybody else in Gotham Metropolis,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told Collider on Monday. “As Ryan embraces every part that makes her particular, she adjusts the go well with to suit her bodily and figuratively. This meant creating a brand new physique design and new cowl that was undeniably a press release that screamed ‘highly effective.'”

Not solely does the brand new Batwoman costume have a distinct look than Kate Kane’s previous costume worn by Ruby Rose. Javicia and Dries additionally needed the costume to rejoice being a Black feminine superhero.

“I really like the truth that Ryan is changing into her personal Batwoman — it is her fashion, her swag and her second,” Leslie stated. “I felt it was vital viewers might inform by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black lady. With the form-fitting go well with and delightful Afro, we undoubtedly nailed it.”

Batwoman is scheduled to return to The CW in January 2021.

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Bonnie Burton