Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ suit is a major throwback to Dark Knight's costume in hit animated series 'Batman Beyond'
The first images show that the cowl was a separate component, inspired by the design of motorcycle helmets. The cape too maybe something very similar to a wingsuit. This could enable Kane to maneuver around buildings effortlessly.
The 'Batwoman' trailer shows the new knight of Gotham, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), all set to don Batman's cape and cowl and take on the baddies corrupting the city. One of the highlights in the clip was the modification of the "near-perfect" Batsuit. What we see over the course of the trailer is Kane rocking a sleeker version of the suit and taking on the criminals.
Eagle-eyed fans will notice the suit is more of a throwback to the suit used by Batman in the hit animated series, 'Batman Beyond'. This could also symbolize the future in the series.
Compared to the traditional Batman suit where a belt that he wears conceals all the gadgets, the futuristic version has all of them embedded in the suit. For instance, the Batarang in 'Batman Beyond' is generated from the suit, and so do the grappling guns, bolas, and the retractable claws.
Terry McGinnis, who adopted the identity of Batman in the cartoon series is awed by the suit. "Synaptic controls, neuro-muscular amplification, flight capability. This thing may be old, but it’s still cutting edge," he says.
At the moment, we don't know if Kane's modified version boasts of all these capabilities. What we do know however is that it is definitely sleeker than what Bruce Wayne used in his heyday.
We can be pretty sure the suit is made of hardened kevlar plates on a titanium-dipped fiber, just like the Lucius Fox's design (the character is played by the iconic Morgan Freeman in 'The Dark Knight Trilogy').
His son, Luke Fox, is introduced as the whiz behind the suit, and we're pretty sure he's not tinkered with the original design that his father had created. He would have perhaps figured out a stronger material than kevlar to toughen up the suit and the helmet. As revealed by Comicbook, the first images show that the cowl was a separate component, inspired by the design of motorcycle helmets.
The cape too maybe something very similar to a wingsuit. This could enable Kane to maneuver around buildings effortlessly. That she still uses the cape may mean that there are no repulsors fitted to the boots for flight capability yet. The helmet is sure to have a communications device embedded just like the rest of the Batsuits.
At the moment, the waistbelt looks like it still houses the small gadgets and is red in color. The only difference from the 'Batman Beyond' suit which is metal gray. The other notable addition is the wig as Kane wants the world to know that Gotham's masked vigilante is a woman.
Just like the evolution of the suit in Batman movies, we're sure Kane and Fox will have their own upgrades to the suits designed to "fit a woman". But until then, guess these features are what we can pretty much expect.
'Batwoman' swoops in to The CW October 6.