Batwing’s origins in the comics are pretty widely known. He’s not the most popular bat, but he’s gone some fans. Whether or not Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) would take that step in Batwoman has always been up in the air. Until now. Batwing has been revealed for season 2 with some amazing posters!
The CW says that after his near-death experience this will be a core story for him for the rest of season 2. For the rest of the season, we’ll see him become Batwing and take over that mantle. We’ll finally have more than one hero on Batwoman!
This is interesting since this news comes just weeks after the reveal of Stephanie Brown on the show. Many fans are theorizing we could see Spoiler show up down the line, which would be awesome. Based on her interest in Luke it looked like he might be acting kind of like her Tim Drake from the comics.
Batwing will become Ryan’s sidekick, her Robin essentially. Together the two will work together to rid Gotham City of crime. He’ll be doing it in that awesome suit seen above designed by Maya Mani. She had some help from Diana Patterson and illustrator Andy Poon.
Caroline Dries, the Batwoman showrunner, spoke about the reveal in a statement. We found the quote on ComicBook.com.
“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 went on to add, “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!”
“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.” said Mani, finally.
Do you guys think the costume looks as awesome as we do? Are you glad Batwing is revealed!? We can’t wait to see it in action!
Catch Batwoman on The CW on Sundays!