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Ben Affleck may have been the latest live action, cinematic Batman, but since 2014, David Mazouz has been playing a young Bruce Wayne on the TV series Gotham. Although viewers have watched Bruce learn the necessary skills to combat the forces of evil in his hometown over nearly half a decade, it’s only in the Gotham series finale later this year that we’ll finally get to see Mazouz portray Batman. However, Mazouz is interested in reprising the Caped Crusader in a theatrical movie, although he acknowledged that physically, he'd need to wait several years to do so. In his words:
Oh, absolutely. I think I would need to be a little bit older, a little bit taller.
David Mazouz will be voicing Batman in the Gotham series finale, and his face will be the one seen under the cowl, but when it came to physically portraying the Caped Crusader, a 6’4’’ actor was brought in to wear the costume. So when it comes to playing Batman proper in a movie, as Mazouz told CinemaBlend’s own Nick Venable at the TCA winter press tour, he’s not quite there yet, though he is game to take on the mantle of Gotham City’s shadowy vigilante again when he’s older and physically more fit for the role.
It is worth mentioning that with Ben Affleck having officially retired as Batman, director Matt Reeves is looking for a younger actor to play The Batman’s eponymous role. However, since he’s only just turning 18 later this month, Mazouz is almost certainly too young to be considered for the job, even if he were the right height. Plus, Reeves is also reportedly looking for a “big name actor” to play the new Batman, undoubtedly meaning someone who’s well-known around the movies realm, a level Mazouz hasn’t reached just yet.
For now, though, we still have a little more time left with David Mazouz’s iteration of Bruce Wayne on Gotham, with Season 5 hitting the halfway point next week. As for his post-Gotham career, the actor also talked about what kind of project he’d like to work on next. He stated:
If I had my pickings, then I would love to do an independent film next. Just with a good role, nothing specific. I would love to do kind of a Winter's Bone kind of a movie, or Whiplash-esque kind of indie film.
Along with his five seasons on Gotham, David Mazouz’s credits also included co-starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the TV series Touch, and movies like The Darkness and Incarnate. Regarding The Batman, Matt Reeves is looking to tell a noir story that highlight Bruce Wayne’s detective skills, and the movie will feature a “rogues gallery,” with The Penguin strongly rumored to appear.
You can see David Mazouz’s final episodes of Gotham Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Fox. As for Batman’s future on the big screen, stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on how Matt Reeves’ The Batman is coming along, and be sure to look through our DC movies guide to learn what else is in development for the DC Extended Universe.