Now we have our answer thanks to Leslie herself.
True to Leslie's words, it has been confirmed that the new Batwoman will also get a new suit for Season 2 as at the recent DC FanDome virtual con, the executive producers on the series explained how "representation" is important to the new suit. The 33-year-old actress shared her first look like the iconic superhero on her Instagram account. Leslie does note that her character will indeed be putting her own spin on the Batsuit at some point during the season.
Javicia replaced Ruby Rose in the title role but will be playing a different character on the show and not Kate Kane.
The photo is from her initial screen test, so this was very likely taken the first time she ever tried on the wig, cowl and complete suit, which seems to be identical to the one Ruby Rose (Kane Kane) wore in season one.
"Caroline and I were talking about how important it is that if we're going to have a Black Batwoman, that she needs to be, like, a sista when she becomes Batwoman".
For fans of the first season of the show, it will take some adjusting to see a new character donning the Bat cowl. She's the most risky type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. Ryan can be an out lesbian, uncooked, passionate and fallible, defying the all-American hero stereotype.
Returning to The CW in January 2021, Batwoman features a cast consisting of Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Shivani Ghai, Leah Gibson Nathan Owens, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott and Nicole Kang.