Five years as the character, Bruce Wayne is surely not enough for Gotham’s David Mazouz. He now wants to play Batman on the silver screen as well.
Mazouz had said that he is very interested in suiting up as the Dark Knight and he has one condition- the actor needs a few years to prepare for the role:
“Oh, absolutely,” Mazouz had said.
“I think I would need to be a little bit older, a little bit taller.”
On Gotham, Mazouz has played the role of a young Bruce Wayne since the debut in the year, 2014. However, all the fans have now wondered if the actor will actually be able to fill the Batman suit after his character transitioned into the DC Comics hero given Mazouz’ age and also his height. This is a question that had been answered during the show’s final Television Critics’ Association presentation it had been revealed that while the actor will play Batman, he will not be the man in the Batsuit. While it is Mazouz’ face that will be the face beneath the cowl and also his voice that the fans hear when Batman speaks, the suit will be worn by someone with a much larger frame -someone who is more than six feet tall.
Having to wait longer to grow into the role keeps the actor out of consideration for the silver screen take on Batman for the next opportunity- Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The actor, Ben Affleck has now hung up his cape and cowl, and he has created an opening for a new and younger actor to take over. However, while this movie film is looking for a younger take, at 18 Mazouz, might actually be a bit too young. He does not fit the other requirement of what Reeves is looking for: they are looking for an actor who will be a “familiar face” to the fans.
This does not mean that there will not be any opportunities in the future, but one thing is for sure- Mazouz has made sure to enjoy every moment he has spent playing the role of Bruce Wayne.:
“Geez. What’s it like going through this? It’s hard,” Mazouz has said.
“I have this tendency to live in the moment, I’ve kind of found that about myself so I’m not really, like even though I try to, which I don’t often, even when I try to, it’s kind of hard to realize that this is really almost it and we’re really coming to a close and this era, defining era of my life, has almost ended. You know, we just had our very last scene in Wayne Manor yesterday with Sean [Pertwee] which is just weird to think about because I had so many, I mean, I probably spent cumulative weeks in there.”
“So it’s hard and very nostalgic, but again, I don’t know. I’m saying that I feel like that’s the answer I’m supposed to give but really, I’m just kind of living in the moment, living day-by-day and I don’t think it’s really going to hit me until it’s actually over. If that makes any sense.”
Gotham airs Thursdays on FOX.
The Batman is scheduled to premiere in theatres on June 25, 2021.