“Following his near demise at the hands of a Crows Agent, Luke Fox begins a journey through the rest of season two that leads him to embrace the hero he was destined to become,” The CW and Warner Bros. Television announced today, confirming that Camrus Johnson is indeed set to become DC’s Batwing in the “Batwoman” series. And we’ve got first-look images.
The official press release explains, “Batwing (Camrus Johnson) 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 supersuit he must first overcome his own personal demons.”
“The Batwing suit was conceptualized by Batwoman costume designer Maya Mani with assistance from Diana Patterson and illustrator Andy Poon. The suit was created by Ocean Drive Leather and the helmet was sculpted by James Fairley at Amazing Ape.”
Executive producer Caroline Dries said in a statement, “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.”
Johnson, who has played Luke Fox on The CW series since 2019, 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!”
Created by writer Grant Morrison, Batwing was first introduced in Batman Incorporated back in 2011, with Luke Fox (son of Lucius Fox) eventually becoming the character in the comics.
Check out your first look at Camrus Johnson as Batwing below!