Maya Mani talks about how she conceptualized Luke Fox’s upcoming Batwoman superhero costume through the character’s connection to her father Lucius.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Batwoman season 2 episode 15, “Armed and Dangerous,” which aired Sunday on The CW.
With Luke Fox set to become Batwing in Batwoman, more context has been given about the emotional symbolism of her new costume.
According to Arrowverse costume designer Maya Mani, “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. kid. “He then teased a number of special tech features unique to the costume, describing it as” a bit fantastical and based on the whim of a young boy’s dream, complete with rocket boosters and hidden parts popping up! “
Additionally, Mani praised his costume team for successfully tailoring the costume, with recent photos showing actor Camrus Johnson sporting both the costume and his official mask. “The Batwing suit represents the combined talents of a strong team that came together and faced the many challenges of encompassing lights, moving parts and the need for forward mobility, bringing this character to life,” he continued.
The previous episode of Batwoman saw Luke struggling in a coma after being shot by the corrupt Raven Russell Tavaroff, who justified his crime by claiming that Luke was drawing a gun. As Ryan, Sophie and Mary tried to save his life and expose the manipulated images of the events of the Ravens, Luke was confronted in his subconscious by Bruce Wayne, who offered him the choice between recovering or joining his father Lucius in the afterlife. However, despite having chosen their father, they eventually brought him out of a coma before they could actually be reunited. The promotion of BatwomanThe upcoming episode “Rebirth” has caused this outcome to seriously impact Luke’s psyche, from gambling heavily to receiving a pep talk from John Diggle.
Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane, Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton-Kane, and Wallis Day as Kate Kane. The new episodes air Sundays at 8 pm ET / PT on The CW.
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