Since Batwoman first premiered on The CW in 2019, DC fans have been wondering when Luke Fox would suit up as Batwing.
The CW finally answered that question with the first images of Camrus Johnson suited up as his new alter ego Batwing.
Johnson has portrayed Luke Fox since the pilot. Following his near demise at the hands of Crows Agent, Fox morphs into Batwing in the remaining episodes of Season 2, a journey that leads him to embrace the hero he was destined to become.
According to The CW Batwing will serve as Batwoman’s (Javicia Leslie) crime-fighting counterpart as they work to clean up the mess created in the season two finale. But before Luke Fox can fully embrace the awesome and powerful nature of his super suit he must first overcome his own personal demons.
Johnson, like fans, is clearly excited to see Luke don the suit and is relishing the chance to add some more diversity to The CW’s lineup of DC heroes. In a statement released with the images, he said, “Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero. The main reason I wanted to be in Batwoman was for this opportunity—to give kids like me another black hero to look up to and relate to. It’s hard not to smile when I catch myself in the mirror with the bat symbol on my chest, and I’ll keep smiling through every fight scene, every awesome stunt, and every Gotham night where Batwing is finally in the field!”
Batwoman executive producer, Caroline Dries added: “I’ve been looking forward to seeing Batwing since we decided to make Luke Fox a fundamental part of our Bat Team way back in the pilot development stages. I can speak for Cam when I say, So has he! But this character couldn’t come out of nowhere. We built this character from a deeply personal and complicated Luke story that we began setting up in season one, and I look forward to unfolding it over the course of season three.”
The Batwing suit was conceptualised by Batwoman costume designer Maya Mani with assistance from Diana Patterson and illustrator Andy Poon.
Maya Mani, who has created many of the suits for the Arrowverse, says of the new suit: “I wanted the Batwing suit to represent the bond between father and son, to show the love and respect that Lucius Fox had for his son, Luke. It was conceived within the realm of a child’s imagination; the suit is a bit fantastical and based on the whimsy of a young boy’s dream – complete with rocket boosters and hidden bits that pop out! The Batwing suit represents the combined talents of a solid team who all came together and met the many challenges of encompassing lights, moving parts and the need for mobility head on, bringing this character to life.”