One question that has consistently been on the minds of Gotham fans over the years, especially now that the series is in its final season, is what will it look like when Batman is properly introduced?
Furthermore, will it be David Mazouz, who has played Gotham's young Bruce Wayne since the show began, who actually dons the final Batsuit? Well, according to executive producer John Stephens, the answers to those questions is "yes and no."
According to those who attended the final Gotham panel at this year's Television Critics Association event, including TV Insider's Damian Holbrook and Gamespot's Chris E. Hayner, Stephens explained that Mazouz's face will be under the cowl, and his voice/Batman growl will be used. However, presumably through the magic of editing, the suit itself will be worn by someone else -- specifically, someone who is about 6 feet 4 inches tall (as opposed to Mazouz, who stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall).
we will see his face in the mask and hear his voice. but the suit is for a 6'4'' person.— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) February 6, 2019
Is it David in the suit in the series finale? "Yes and no." They said he's done some stuff in the suit. The face under the cowl is him and we'll hear his Batman growl. But the Batman is built on someone over 6 feet tall. #TCA19— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) February 6, 2019
The goal of this particular approach is likely to give Fox's Dark Knight his intimidating aura, while also maintaining a certain level of consistency regarding Mazouz. After all, he has played Bruce Wayne for close to five years now, which would make a full recast rather jarring.
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.