When FOX first announced Gotham back in 2013, everyone’s immediate reaction was: “How can you make a show set in Batman’s universe without Batman”. Sure, Bruce Wayne is in the show, but he’s young yet. In the meantime, the spotlight focuses on Jim Gordon, and the various origins of Batman’s rogues gallery. So how has Gotham fared? The show’s ratings are decent, but by no means great. While the show has its fans, there are others that find the show disappointing. The biggest reason cited is that it’s lacking a fundamental component: Batman.
Which is why it seems that the show’s writers are beginning to speed things up in regards to Bruce starting his journey as Batman. We have seen hints of this in earlier seasons, but it seems that season 4 will be a giant step forward for Bruce Wayne. Actor David Mazouz, who plays a young Bruce Wayne in Gotham, told ComicBook.com that Batman is on the horizon:
“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 year. His relationship as this other person. Batman is coming. Absolutely.”
Mazouz also expressed relief that the writers aren’t slowing down with Bruce’s transformation:
“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.”
What do you think about Batman being introduced earlier than planned on Gotham? The original idea was for Gotham to only feature a shot of the Batman in the final episode a la Smallville, but perhaps this is for the best? Let us know in the comments below…
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