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Fox adds David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova to 'Gotham' cast

In this handout photo provided by FOX, it was announced March 4, 2014 that David Mazouz will play the young Bruce Wayne on FOXs 'Gotham.'
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According to a Hollywood Reporter article on Tuesday, Fox has cast David Mazouz as the preteen Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Fox series, “Gotham,” while newcomer Camren Bicondova will give life to Selina, who eventually becomes Catwoman.

Mazouz is best known as Kiefer Sutherland’s mute son on the Fox series, “Touch.”

Bicondova has appeared in “Girlhouse” and “Battlefield America.”

Bicondova and Mazouz are the last main-character additions to the show’s cast, which includes Ben McKenzie as James Gordon and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

Other notable cast members include Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin, Jada Pinckett Smith as the Penguin’s boss, and Erin Richards as Gordon’s romantic interest.

“Gotham” was given the green light in September as a comic-to-series addition—which means it gets to skip the pilot stage and will shoot a full season of episodes.

Fox president Kevin Reilly told reporters in January that “Gotham” will serve as an origin story for both Batman and Gordon and that, ideally, the show will do for Batman what “Smallville” did for Superman.

Production on the show will begin later this month.

Personal Take

After watching the final scenes of 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” the thought occurred that finally, finally, Batman could be given a much-needed rest.

This moviegoer loves the Caped Crusader as much as the next fan, but enough is enough—for now, at least. A little time apart might do us well.

“Gotham” will likely find its way onto the DVR rotation, but more out of allegiance to Batman than for any other reason.

Taylor’s casting as the Penguin is intriguing, especially in light of his one-episode appearance in AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” in which he played a wired-up young man who happens across Rick and Carol before Carol is banished.

While some might believe Reilly’s assertion that “Gotham” will do for Batman what “Smallville” did for Superman, some might worry that it’s more apt to do for the Caped Crusader what “Lois and Clark” did for the Man of Steel.

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