The CW revealed their first real look at actress Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder in her Batwoman suit.
Leslie’s Ryan Wilder is described as “likable, 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.”
As for the character’s back story she was previously a drug-runner and now lives in a van with her plant.
Not only was she a drug-runner, but Variety details that she will even steal milk from an alley cat. They go on to add that she “could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined.”
Not only is she apparently deadly with her hands and is prone to stealing, but she’s also an “out lesbian, athletic, raw, passionate, fallible, and very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”
In a preview for the character’s upcoming debut in DC Comics’ Batgirl #50, it’s also revealed that she complains about the a homeless shelter being turned into a boutique hotel.
Barbara Gordon also details that Wilder took her class on coding and that she use to be a bookworm when she was younger.
The CW revealed their first look at Leslie writing on Twitter, “Becoming her own Batwoman.”
Here’s a better look at both of the images.
And here’s the second one.
Leslie’s Ryan Wilder will make her live-action debut in the second season of Batwoman following Ruby Rose’s exit from the show. Rose played Kate Kane in the shortened first season.
The first season of Batwoman started off with strong viewership numbers. The first episode had a .47 rating in the 18-49 demographic and was viewed by 1.86 million people.
However, viewership would significantly decline over the season, falling to a season low of 634,000 and a rating of .17 with episode 17. The season finale, episode 20, would rebound slightly with a .21 rating and viewership at 739,000.
According to TV Series Finale, the show had an average rating of .26 and average viewership of 995,000.
What do you make of the new Batwoman outfit? Is it enough to get you to tune into the second season of the show?