Gotham’s young Bruce Wayne on planting the seeds to become Batman

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Oct 23, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Funnily enough, Bruce Wayne was only supposed to be a bit player in Fox’s Gotham. But the producers liked what young actor David Mazouz brought to the role, so they upped his involvement. So, what’s next for the boy-Batman-to-be?

Mazouz chatted with Voices From Krypton about his role as young Bruce Wayne in the hit Fox series and teased that the current season will see him start to take some major steps toward being the future Dark Knight. At the age of 13, it stands to reason young Bruce would be figuring out his role and who he wants to be — and Mazouz promises we’ll get to see that evolution play out this year.

Check out an excerpt from his comments below:

“I kind of knew it was coming, and I read the script and I, really, I felt something in my heart. I threw the script on the floor, and just sat there, and was like, ‘This is it. This is the start of Batman.’ Season 2 is just going to take that and go there … He’s such a smart person. He’s Batman. At 13, he knows the way people are … and it shows he's one of the most intelligent people ever, which leads to him becoming the greatest detective, ever. The whole storyline is really showing that he’s just brilliant.”

Though the stories are sometimes, well, kind of dumb — the idea of watching a young orphan grow into a crime-fighter isn’t the worst of ideas. Now, if they could just do it without silly contrived mysteries, we’d be set. But hey, pick your battles.

Check out the full video interview below and let us know what you think:


Gotham airs Monday nights on Fox.

(Via Voices From Krypton)