15 Jan 2021 4:21 PM +00:00 UTC

Batwoman Season 2 Photo Brings A Birds of Prey Villain to the Arrowverse

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Batwoman Season 2 is about to bring a new character carrying the mantle. Not only will the second season bring a new main lead, but it will also bring on board a new villain which was introduced in the Birds of Prey film.

EW released an official photo from The CW Batwoman Season 2 that brings over Victor Zsasz to the Arrowverse. The newly released photos for Batwoman Season 2 shows Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) fighting against Zsasz (Alex Morf), who was described as "a charismatic, skilled hitman with high, unpredictable energy. He proudly carves tally marks onto his skin for every victim he kills."

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Ryan Wilder is also described as," a sassy, smart lesbian with a difficult past," The character will be making her debut in the Batwoman Season 2 premiere. The first episode will be titled, "What Happened to Kate Kane?" The episode is set to follow Ryan as she stumbled upon Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) old Batsuit. Ryan decides to use the old Batsuit to fight crime as Batwoman. Kate Kane's loved ones will deal with the aftermath of her sudden disappearance. will be dealing with the aftermath of her sudden disappearance. Meanwhile, new threats emerge in Gotham City.


Artist Norm Breyfogle and write Alan Grant created Zsasz for Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 in 1992. Zsasz was in a silent cameo in Batman Begins in 2005, where Tim Booth played the villain. In Fox's Gotham, Anthony Carrigan played the role. More recently, Chris Messina portrayed the role in the DC Extended Universe film titled Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Aside from Zsasz, there other new threats rising. One of those threats includes Shivaani Ghai's character named Safiyah Sohail. Safiyah was a character teased in the first season of Batwoman. Ghai was described as a character that "not what we expected from."

Batwoman creator Caroline Dries revealed that the Batwoman season 2 will introduce the Black Mask, also known as Roman Sionis. He is the leader of a new gang in Gotham, called the False Face Society. He is a crime lord who is heavily fixated on Max. In the Birds of prey Film, Ewan McGregor played the role. However, the character showing up in the second season two is played by actor Todd Stashwick.

Batwoman Season 2 premieres on January 17 on CW.

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