Fox’s Gotham Will Be Batman-Less, Maybe Not Bruce Wayne-Less
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:00 pm, December 8th, 2013
Back in September we learned of Fox’s plans to make Gotham, a Batman-less TV show that would serve as an origin story both for Commissioner Gordon and “the villains who made Gotham City famous.” The whole thing caused Susana to be a bit bzuh?, because so many of Batman’s villains just plain don’t work without Batman also in the picture. But the show’s still chug-chug-chugging along, and today we’ve learned that while there won’t be Batman, there might be Bruce Wayne, albeit an itty-bitty one.
Via a casting notice on Television Show Auditions:
“A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are now being cast as series regulars on the upcoming Fox TV series “Gotham” which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Under development for over a year, the project has now been given a direct-to-series order by the network, which won an intense bidding war for the Warner Bros. Television rights to the show. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in March, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.”
Interestingly, if you go to the site now you’ll notice that they’ve switched the first sentence to “A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are rumored to now being cast…” (emphasis mine). So all this is still in the realm of the potential. But the show having Gordon investigating the cause of the Waynes’ death could be interesting. What do you think?