Since its’ first season, Gotham has chronicled Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) evolution into his nocturnal alter ego, Batman, with the character even getting a prototype costume in the season three finale. Season five will complete Bruce’s arc with him finally becoming the Masked Manhunter, meaning he will finally receive his iconic Batsuit. And according to series showrunner John Stephens, the producers are under pressure to get the costume right.
As detailed by Bamsmackpow.com, Stephens gave clues as to what the Batsuit may look like while speaking at New York Comic Con. “I think it’s more matte. It’s inspired by, if I had to compare to any one costume, I’d say it’s closer to The Dark Knight Rises,” Stephens explained.
“It’s a little more metallic Bat battle-y looking rather than something like the Suicide one or the Affleck one. How much money can we allocate towards spending on this costume because it’s got to look good. Because you don’t want to spend five years, and all of a sudden go, ‘Great episode, but that was a really crappy looking costume.’ There’s a lot of pressure, but luckily our wardrobe department is amazing so all the designs they’re doing are going to be great. And we went with short ears.”
One of the most recognizable superhero costumes in all fiction, the Batsuit has undergone many revamps in live action media, among the most notable being the black and yellow looks from the Tim Burton films, the more armored suits from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and recently, a truer to comics costume in the DC Extended Universe. With each one having made lasting impressions on viewers, Gotham may have its’ work cut out to create its’ own unique take on the costume.
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, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.
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