Batwoman has some serious ground to cover with the rest of season 2. We’re going to see Kate Kane come back in a more official capacity, but then there’s something more exciting. Luke Fox is becoming Batwing. Now we have the Batwoman 2×17 synopsis. The episode is titled “Kane, Kate” and will air on June 20.
The CW revealed the whole Luke Fox thing on Tuesday, along with a picture of the character in his new costume. He looks awesome, and it’s obvious that Camrus Johnson is super excited to take over the mantle of Batwing.
He’s so excited and had some awesome things to say about it.
“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!” Johnson said.
Still, with Kate returning soon, that’s definitely something to keep looking forward to as well. Wallis Day is the new woman who will be portraying Kate Kane, who is currently brainwashed on the show. She thinks she’s Black Mask’s daughter.
Here’s the Batwoman 2×17 synopsis for “Kane, Kate”.
“A VILLAINOUS PLOT – Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) struggles as Black Mask (guest star Peter Outerbridge) continues to raise the stakes with Circe (guest star Wallis Day) as his henchwoman. Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and Safiyah (guest star Shivaani Ghai) cross paths once again. Also starring Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang and Camrus Johnson. Carl Seaton directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux.”
So, Kate will be playing a big part in this episode. Not just that, but Alive and Safiyah will find themselves face to face again.
We know that Wallis Day is pretty stoked to be the new Kate Kane. She actually almost didn’t get the part! She spoke about it in an interview, and we pulled those quotes from ComicBook.com.
“I actually went out for it last year, when they announced the departure of Ruby [Rose],” Rose explained in an interview last month. “But a few weeks into the process, they said that they were heading in a different direction. But [showrunner] Caroline [Dries] wrote me an email letter and just said, ‘Listen, we’re going in a different direction, but if we do end up bringing Kate back, I’ll give you a call.’ And I was just like, ‘Yeah, right, everyone always says this to the actors!’”
“But to be honest, I was really upset about it, because it just felt like such a right move,” Day added. “You never really get excited, because you kind of get used to rejection as an actor, but it just gnawed at me. In January, Caroline called, and I was like, ‘Yes, I do still want to play Kate! Let’s do it!’ And here we are.”
For what it’s worth, Wallis Day, we can’t wait to see you be Kate Kane! In fact, we hope you suit up as Batwoman, at least once!
Batwoman airs Sundays on The CW at 9/8 c. “Kane, Kate” will air on June 20th.