Johnson has played the character of Luke Fox on the DC series since it began. As Batwing, he will serve as Batwoman’s (Javicia Leslie) crime-fighting counterpart as they work to clean up the mess created in the Season 2 finale. But before he can fully embrace the awesome and powerful nature of his supersuit, he must first overcome his own personal demons.
“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 series showrunner 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.”
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.
“Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero,” Johnson said. “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!”