With production about to begin on Fox’s highly anticipated Jim Gordon origin story, Gotham is hard at work casting its remaining series regular roles, and today the network announced the final two additions to the series.
1) Touch’s David Mazouz has been cast as a young Bruce Wayne, thus confirming once and for all the character will exist in the series and that he will be around for more than just the pilot. “Sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.”
2) Freshman actress Camren Bicondova will play a teenage orphan version of Selina Kyle who “is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”
As far as Selina goes, considering pilot director Danny Canon handled similar themes with the introduction of certain characters in the pilot of The CW’s Nikita, it’s reassuring to know he’s working on (at least) the first episode of this series.
So not only do we now have confirmation of a young Bruce Wayne, but also that of a young Selina Kyle. Add to that Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, and the confirmed inclusion of The Penguin and Alfred (among others), and it really seems whatever the plan is for Gotham, it’s going to always remember its roots as a comic book show…. something DC has a proven track record of doing quite well.