A teaser for Batwoman season 2 gives fans their first peek at footage featuring Javicia Leslie's Ryan Wilder, a very new kind of Gotham hero.
The first teaser for Batwoman season 2 brings Javicia Leslie's very new hero Ryan Wilder to life. Batwoman became the latest show to join the Arrowverse during the 2019-2020 season and starred Ruby Rose as comics heroine Kate Kane. Rose had previously made her Arrowverse debut in the Elseworlds crossover the year before, and many expected her to remain in the franchise going forward, particularly since Batwoman was renewed for season 2. However, Rose shocked audiences when she announced she would be leaving Batwoman ahead of its sophomore run. As a result, the series needed a new lead, and after some consideration, the producers decided to introduce an entirely new character.
Enter Ryan Wilder. In July, news broke that God Friended Me star Leslie had been tapped to take over the mantle of Batwoman. Ryan has been described as the complete opposite of Kate, in that she's more of a street level hero. Additionally, she's both goofy and messy, and she has no comic book background to speak of. As a result, fans don't know exactly what to expect from Ryan when Batwoman season 2 picks up next year. Luckily, however, they now have their first peek of her in action.
Thanks to Princess Sarcasm, fans can glimpse Leslie's Ryan in a brief teaser for Batwoman season 2. While part of the video is dedicated to reminding fans to stream season 1 while they still can, the last half introduces Ryan to the Arrowverse. In addition to showing her discovering the Batsuit, the teaser highlights her playful side by having her drop from above next to a bad guy and declaring, "Boo!" Check it out down below.
From that quick glimpse alone, it's clear Ryan is very different than Kate. This can be a good thing, in that it'll give Batwoman some new life in season 2. Most shows get a few more seasons under their belts before they pull off some kind of reinvention, but Batwoman was forced to undergo theirs sooner than expected. Nevertheless, this can work in its favor, and it will be interesting to see how Ryan changes the tone of the series. Already, it looks like she'll be brightening up Gotham City.
The Batsuit glimpsed in the season 2 teaser is Kate's, and it'll be the one Ryan wears for the first few episodes. Never fear, though: She'll get her own Batsuit soon enough. The CW has already revealed what Ryan's Batsuit will look like, and it's made up of several little details that separate it from Kate's. Batwoman is trying to send the message that Ryan isn't Kate 2.0, and so far, she's shaping up to be a worthy successor to the role of Gotham's protector.