In DC’s comic book universe, Luke Fox is the costumed hero known as Batwing. However, Batwoman introduced Luke as a supporting player for Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane and later, Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder. Now, Luke is finally poised to become Batwing in the Arrowverse.
Via Collider, The CW has released the first two images of Johnson in costume as Batwing. Maya Mani designed the Batwing suit, which also stays pretty faithful to its comic book counterpart.
“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,” said Mani. “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.”
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“Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero,” added Johnson. “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!”
According to Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries, Luke’s Batwing journey will extend into next season.
“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,” said Dries. “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.”
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