Casting news for Fox’s Batman drama series Gotham continues to roll in, as the all-important roles of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have been filled. The series’ main focus is an origin story of Commissioner James Gordon (to be played by Ben McKenzie), but it will feature a young Bruce Wayne in a series regular supporting role. The network announced today that Touch actor David Mazouz will be playing a preteen Wayne, but the press release stresses the fact that Mazouz is playing a young Bruce Wayne and not Batman—it sounds like the Caped Crusader is unlikely to make an official appearance on the series; at least not in the near future. The official description of the Wayne character is as follows:
David Mazouz (Touch) has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne, sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.
Newcomer Camren Bicondova fills the role of Catwoman-to-be Selina Kyle, but as with the Bruce Wayne casting, the folks running Gotham have skewed young for this iteration of the character. Her official description is below:
Acting newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.
Selina Kyle will also be a series regular character on the show, and she joins the previously announced Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), and Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney). Gotham is expected to premiere on Fox this fall and already has a series commitment from the network.