While Bruce Wayne has always been a fixture of the world of Gotham, much of the show has centered more around the origins of The Dark Knight's many villains. But according to David Mazouz, who plays the young version of the Caped Crusader on the Fox series, fans will get to see a lot more of Bruce's superhero origins in the upcoming season.
Mazouz spoke with ComicBook.com about a pivitol scene in the show's season three finale, and what it means moving toward the forthcoming fourth season of Gotham. Check out the video above!
According to Mazouz, that moment will have further ramifications in Gotham's upcoming season, which will culminate in Bruce officially adopting the Batman persona.
"Bruce really is taking on this vigilante persona and all the things that go along with that," Mazouz revealed. "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."
The actor also revealed his initial worry that the Batman storyline wouldn't come to fruition - one that has now been dashed, thanks to production on season four.
"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.'" Mazouz explained. "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."
Fans will just have to wait and see how Bruce Wayne officially becomes The Dark Knight when Gotham Season 4 premieres later this fall.
Gotham's origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham's underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that's just the beginning! What threat does Ra's al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne's season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny?
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.
Gotham returns to FOX for Season 4 this fall.