With Gotham bows this spring, the series won't pull a Smallville. During a Television Critics Association presentation on Wednesday, showrunner John Stephens confirmed that the show’s final episode will include more than just a mere glimpse of Batman.
“He’s in the episode. He’s not just in a last scene,” Stephens revealed. “The last episode is one scene in the timeline of the rest of the season, and then the rest of the episode is in the future. It almost feels in a weird way like another pilot.”
Stephens went on to explain that the episode will jump forward in time 10 years, with Batman appearing in his fully realized form. The face and voice of David Mazouz, who plays Bruce in the series, will be used for this version of Batman, but the body will belong to an actor who is physically larger.
This isn't the first time someone from Gotham mentioned this massive time jump. In an earlier interview, Jeremiah actor Cameron Monaghan teased, “All I’ll say is when you have an episode that’s a full-on Batman episode running around in the future… I don’t want to say exactly what my role in that is, but it was kick ass. It’s one of the coolest opportunities I’ve ever had."
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.