Television

Fox’s “Gotham” casts Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle

A new Bruce Wayne has been cast and this casting is unlikely to outrage the public.

On Tuesday, Fox and Warner Bros. Television announced the castings of David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle.

David Mazouz is Gotham’s Bruce Wayne.

David Mazouz is best known for his role as Jake Bohm, the son of Kiefer Sutherland’s character Martin Bohm in Fox’s short lived TV series Touch (2012-2013). The 13-year-old actor will portray young Bruce Wayne just after the death of his parents. Since Gotham is an origin series, he will not dawn the Batman cowl until the end of the series, much like how Clark Kent did not dawn the Superman suit until the final episode in Smallville.

Mazouz becomes the latest actor to portray Bruce Wayne in live action, joining actors Lewis Wilson (Batman [1943]), Robert Lowery (Batman and Robin [1949]), Adam West (Batman [1966]), Michael Keaton (Batman [1989] & Batman Returns [1992]), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever [1995]), George Clooney (Batman & Robin [1997]), Bruce Thomas (Birds of Prey [2002-2003]), Christian Bale (Batman Begins [2005], The Dark Knight [2008], The Dark Knight Rises [2012]) and Ben Affleck (Superman/Batman [2016]).

A young Michelle Pfeiffer? Nope, that’s Camren Bicondova.

Newcomer Camren Bicondova has had minor roles in Battlefield America (2012) and Girlhouse (2013), but Gotham will be her biggest role to date. She will portray a teenage Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan who is already a cat-burglar and skilled pickpocket who is suspicious and unpredictable.

It is also worth noting that Bicondova bears a strong resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer (Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman Returns).

Bicondova becomes the latest actress to portray Selina Kyle in live action. In addition to Pfeiffer, she joins the list consisting of Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt (all who portrayed Catwoman in the 1966 Batman series & film), Maggie Baird (Birds of Prey), and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises). Hallie Berry also portrayed a variation of Catwoman in the 2004 film of the same name, but that character had nothing to do with Batman whatsoever.

Based off characters created by Bob Kane, Gotham is created by Bruno Heller (Elementary, HBO’s Rome) and will air on FOX during the 2014-15 television season.

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