A new hero will be joining the Arrowverse in Batwoman: Season 2. The CW has revealed a first look at Camrus Johnson’s character Luke Fox in his new Batwing identity.
Check out Luke’s high-tech new suit below:
While Luke has been a major part of the series since the pilot, this twist will complete his journey from Kate Kane’s tech support to a full-fledged superhero helping new Batwoman Ryan Wilder clean up the streets of Gotham City.
In the comics, there have been two heroes to hold the Batwing mantle. The first, David Zavimbe, is an African hero who joined up with Bruce Wayne’s Batman Incorporated initiative. Luke later took over the mantle, designing an advanced armored suit more akin to Iron Man than Batman’s traditional kevlar and spandex.
Fans can expect Johnson to suit up as Batwing before the end of Season 2, and it sounds as though he and Batwoman will form an ongoing partnership as the two deal with the fallout of the finale episode.
“Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero,” Johnson said in The CW’s press release. “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!”
“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!” said costume designer Maya Mani. “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.”
It’s probably not a coincidence this reveal comes the same day Johnson makes his comic book writing debut in Batman: Urban Legends #4. Johnson penned a story featuring Luke Fox’s Batwing, which we can only assume helped him get into character.
AHHHHH!!!! I just got my early copies of my very first DC comic story in BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #4!!!! It hits shelves tomorrow at local comic book stores near you so go out and grab it tomorrow!!!! WOOOOO!!!! pic.twitter.com/jqVa2dFFEA
— Camrus Johnson (@CamrusJ) June 8, 2021
Batwoman was among a number of CW shows renewed for another season in February 2021. Little is known about the direction of the series in Season 3. However, we do know The Flash will kick off its eighth season with a number of superhero crossovers. Could Batwing be headed to Central City?
Let us know in the comments below what you think of Batwing’s live-action debut.
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