As FOX’s “Gotham” enters its fourth season this Fall, expect the series to embrace its young lead David Mazouz becoming Batman sooner rather than later.
The series pushed surprisingly far forward in its third season regarding Bruce’s journey to becoming the Caped Crusader. Speaking with Comic Book, Mazouz says he was worried the writers might hold back the vigilantism until he saw they aren’t:
“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.’ 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.”
At present there’s no word on the show getting a potential fifth season so the movement towards introducing Batman this early makes sense as the series has already seen the early versions of villains give way to the full-fledged versions of the characters.
One of the latter that we’ll see next year is The Scarecrow. The show introduced young Jonathan Crane in the first season, with the character injected with an overdose of fear inhibiting serum that led to him being left in a life of constant terror.
Mazouz confirms the character’s return, saying: “Scarecrow comes back in season four. It’s on full blast, I’m really excited” with one of his co-stars quickly adding that it’s “super creepy”.
The fourth season of “Gotham” premieres September 28th.