Speaking at the WonderCon’s “Gotham” panel, on April 4, executive producer and writer John Stephens revealed what we can expect for Bruce Wayne in the second season of the show:
Several fans asked about the possibilities for more familiar characters, starting with the development of Bruce Wayne, with Stephens responding, “That’s one of the fun things we can look forward to next year. The Bruce Wayne that we all know – there’s Batman and there’s Bruce Wayne. There’s the fake playboy, light, carefree Bruce Wayne, and in Season 2, you’re going to start to see that Bruce Wayne develop, as he starts creating a public face to hide who he actually is. So we watch that schism start to take place.”
“We’ll see the ongoing development of Bruce Wayne,” Stephens told a young fan who was wondering if we’ll ever see the character’s Batman transformation. “When everybody thinks about who Batman is and what he’s become, he’s the world’s greatest detective. We’ll never see Bruce Wayne put on the mask and the cowl, but you will see the young Bruce Wayne develop those strengths and characters, guided by Alfred and by Gordon, that will allow him one day to become Batman.”
Source: Comic Book Resources
I added to the gallery a new still from the upcoming episode of “Gotham”, “Beasts of Prey”, featuring Selina (Camren Bicondova) and Bruce (David Mazouz):
“Gotham” will be back on April 13, on Fox.
Thanks a lot to GothamSite for the picture!
The official description of “Gotham”‘s nineteenth episode, “Beasts of Prey”, is now available, and promises some interesting scenes between Bruce and Selina!
A COLD CASE IS RE-OPENED ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, APRIL 13, ON FOX
Gordon and Bullock investigate a cold case involving the Ogre, a serial killer who targets young women in Gotham City. Meanwhile, Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker, and Bruce and Selina confront Reggie in the all-new “Beasts of Prey” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April 13 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX.
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Peter Scolari as Commissioner Loeb, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Colm Feore as Dr. Francis Dulmacher, David O’Hara as Reggie, Dashiell Eaves as Kelly, Milo Ventimiglia as Jason Lennon, Willa Fitzgerald as Grace Fairchild, PJ Griffith as The Catcher, Brendan Griffin as Officer Len Moore, Barbara Rosenblat as Lidia Bicchieri
Here is another new interview of Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth) with British website Digital Spy, promoting the return of “Gotham” in the UK, and where he talks about David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne):
“Then there’s the relationship between Bruce and Alfred, which is of course a rocky one. He’s had no experience with children. He’s lived a very closeted militaristic-style life and all of a sudden he’s in charge of one of the richest young men in the world, so it’s a bumpy ride!
“I’m lucky enough to work with David Mazouz, who’s just phenomenal. We’re sort of hermetically sealed for a lot of our stuff in the Manor – and we shoot chronologically so he’s growing in front of my eyes, and the audience’s eyes, and their relationship is constantly undergoing this change.
“It’s a fascinating journey because it’s a difficult one. I was fully aware that people were horrified at the way that Alfred treated young Master Bruce in the beginning but you’ve only ever seen the later versions of Alfred. He has to get there… so how do we get there? This is our point, so you have to make it as real as possible and give him a rock-solid background, which you will start to see more of – and I hope you like!”
How closely does your real-life relationship with David reflect Alfred’s dynamic with Bruce?
“We get on extremely well, we get on terribly well, I’m very close to him. I have a son virtually the same age – in fact, they play together, knock about together and play soccer… (pause) Soccer? I meant ‘football’ – god-dammit, I’ve been out here too long!
“But anyway – I’m lucky to work with David because he has a phenomenal sense of focus, which he brings to the screen, and I’ve learnt so much from him – and we’ve become extremely close and we trust each other implicitly.”
Episode 17 is a big one for Alfred, with his old pal Reggie (David O’Hara) dropping by – David himself is an old friend of yours, so how was that experience?
“I was extremely lucky for David to come on board, because he’s a phenomenally talented actor and of course then the interaction with Bruce as well… he got on terribly well with David.”
Gotham has been renewed for a second season – what are you most looking forward to going forward?
“I’m sure you’ve heard all these clichés a million times from actors, but it’s absolutely true – we’re a really tight company and we go to the table-reads in our lunch break even if we’re not working because we want to read the script together.
“There’s no prima donnas – it’s an absolute joy and we’re shooting in one of the greatest cities in the world [New York City] – and I love it!”