While Fox’s ‘Gotham‘ has always been about developing Batman’s future rogue gallery, it seems as if the third season will actually put a young Bruce Wayne on his path to becoming The Dark Knight. In a recent interview with series producer Ken Woodruff, he states this doesn’t change the focus of the show but does share some insight as to how Bruce’s life will be going forward. With Bruce still being such a young character, there are potentially years before we would first see him don the cape and cowl and I suspect that much like ‘Smallville’ this isn’t an avenue they would fully be exploring until the series is coming to a close.
With Bruce still being such a young character, there are potentially years before we would first see him don the cape and cowl and I suspect that much like ‘Smallville’ this isn’t an avenue they would fully be exploring until the series is coming to a close.
I’m sure a few early examples of his heroism and plan to clean up ‘Gotham’ will shine continue to shine through but that isn’t the focus of the show.
To many the development will be welcome and according to Woodruff:
“Our actor [is] turning 16, so he’s getting close. We’re not quite getting to the point of Batman, but we’re really focusing on trying to get to see different sides of Bruce Wayne and to lay the foundation for all those Batman things. He’s going to be much more active. Near the end of last season, he spent time on the streets with Selina Kyle. We didn’t show a lot of that, but this year we’re going to show what the gains from that experience were — learning how to pick locks, break into things, be silent like a bat. We definitely wanted to show that progression for Bruce.”
I’m curious as to how deeply they will delve into The Caped Crusader’s actual origin here though at the very least some of the aspects of his expertise will be explained here.
Are you looking forward to tonight’s season premiere of the third season of ‘Gotham’? Do you think showing more on Bruce evolving Batman will help push the series forward? Share your thoughts below!
‘Gotham’ starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Morena Baccarin, Chris Chalk, and Robin Lord Taylor returns to Fox on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00pm.
Source: Screen Rant
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