“Look out, Gotham, I’m suited up and ready to go”
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
When we found out bisexual actor Javicia Leslie would be taking over the role as Batwoman we knew she was gonna smash it, but we didn’t realise she was gonna go that hard.
Javicia made history this July when it was announced she would be taking over the lead role of CW’s Batwoman, replacing Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane with new character Ryan Wilder. Making waves as the first Black woman to play the lesbian superhero, Javicia is ready to show the world her talent in this beloved show.
Offering the first official look of what the character will look like in costume on Instagram, we can confirm there certainly was nobody better to fill Ruby’s shoes.
In the Instagram post shared over the weekend, Leslie showcased the signature red wig, cowl and cape worn by the superhero. “Look out, Gotham, I’m suited up and ready to go,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “But just wait until Ryan Wilder puts her own spin on the Batsuit.”
The show made headlines in May when Ruby Rose announced her sudden departure after starring in just one season.
When Javicia was announced to succeed the Batwoman role, Ruby congratulated the actor for “taking over the bat cape.”
“You are walking into an amazing cast and crew,” Rose wrote in an Instagram post dedicated to Leslie. “I can’t wait to watch season two you are going to be amazing!!”
We can’t wait for the first Black, bisexual Batwoman to hit our screens January next year. 🦇