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Batwoman fans are getting their first look at the latest caped crusader's new duds.
Javicia Leslie was seen suited up in new Batwoman Ryan Wilder's custom Batsuit for the first time on Monday.
The 33-year-old actress' stepped into the role after Ruby Rose left the CW show in May, not long after the show was renewed by the network at the start of this year.
Leslie talked about crafting the look with showrunner Caroline Dries and costume designer Maya Mani, saying: 'I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it's her style, her swag, and her moment!'
'It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya,' Jacicia - whose casting was announced in July - went on.
'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!'
Changes include Javicia's natural, curly hair with red streaks, an ombre cape, red gauntlets over the forearms, and shorter boots.
Aussie actress Rose opened up about her decision to leave the show - where she played cousin of Bruce Wayne, Kate Kane - earlier this month, telling Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show that both a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic made it seem 'like the right thing to do.'
Rose previously revealed last September that she underwent surgery, after herniating two discs while performing stunts.
Upon her departure in May, Rose told The Hollywood Reporter: 'I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season.
'This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.'
A source subsequently told TVLine: 'It wasn’t 100-percent her decision. It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No.
'So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.'
Javicia was announced as the new Batwoman in July.
At the time she told Deadline: '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 honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.'