David Mazouz, who has been playing Bruce Wayne on the hit television show Gotham on Fox, revealed in an interview with comicbook.com that after a critical scene in the finale of Season 3, fans can expect to see more of his character’s evolution from young boy to the Dark Knight – and it might come sooner rather than later.
Gotham has, for the most part, revolved around the back stories of pivotal Batman villains such as the Penguin and the Riddler. The show has focused on the criminal underground and Detective Jim Gordon’s war with both criminals and sometimes corrupt police officers. From time to time, Bruce Wayne would occasionally venture into that world if only for a brief moment to help when he could. But after a scene in which Wayne stops a crime similar to the one that took his own parents’ lives, fans were left feeling as though the transformation of Bruce Wayne into Batman might happen really soon.
In his interview, Mazouz revealed:
“Bruce really is taking on this vigilante persona and all the things that go along with that. Whether it be creating another persona, a public persona, that’s also definitely going to be a major part of Bruce’s journey this [upcoming] year. His relationship as this other person. Batman is coming. Absolutely.”
Brandon Davis from comicbook.com pressed him further and asked him to repeat that line. “Batman is coming”, says Mazouz.
This news should come as a welcome surprise to fans of the show and should really set the tone for the future seasons. Mazouz also revealed that the scene served as more than just a tease since we all know that Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. He shared his relief when he found that there would be no going back and that Wayne would transform into the Batman on the show very soon.
“Another thing I was worried about was we were going to get to Season 4 and the writers were going to go, ‘You know, I think we took it a little too far too fast. Let’s backtrack’. And the exact opposite happened. The trajectory is just continuing in that direction. I would say, I would know it’s accelerating in that direction. It’s not going to stop.”
It will be very interesting to see how the evolution of Bruce Wayne into Batman is going to be treated on the show. It has been touched on dozens of times in the comic books and movies but it will be fascinating to see that transformation drawn out over the course of an entire television season.
Gotham Season 4 premieres this fall.