With the news that Fox was moving forward with a live-action “Gotham” series, fans have been speculating who would play the lead roles of young Detective James Gordon and 10-year-old Bruce Wayne. According to TV Show Auditions, the studio has begun casting the role of the young Batman.
The report states that:
“A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are now being cast as series regulars on the upcoming Fox TV series “Gotham” which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Under development for over a year, the project has now been given a direct-to-series order by the network, which won an intense bidding war for the Warner Bros. Television rights to the show. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in March, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.”
There is no word yet on who the studio is eyeing for the role.
“Gotham” comes from”The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller. First appearing in “Detective Comics” #27 (the 1939 comic that also debuted Batman), Commissioner James Gordon is the creation of Bill Finger and Bob Kane.