The CW released the first look of Camrus Johnson as the Batwing in Batwoman and he is lookin’ GOOOOOOD. One might say, it has me going…batty.
After Luke Fox’s (Johnson) near-death experience with Crows Agent in Batwoman, he begins a journey through the rest of the sophomore season that leads him to embrace the hero he was destined to become.
Batwing serves 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 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. Check out Johnson below in all his Batwing glory.
…and one with the cowl.
Johnson is lookin’ quite nice in his new steez. The actor said of his new role as Batwing: “Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero.”
He continued: “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’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 executive producer Caroline 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.”
“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,” added costume designer Man. “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.”
For those of you who want to go beyond TV, Johnson’s action-packed story for DC’s Batman Urban Legends anthology comic book featuring Luke Fox as Batwing is now available. Batman: Urban Legends #4 is called “Superman Punch!” and features art by Loyiso Mkize, Trevor Scott and Andrew Dalhouse.