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Say what you want about Gotham, but at least it's forging its own path in the world of Batman. Season 2 saw the Rise of the Villains and featured a parade of iconic Bat baddies like Riddler, Mr. Freeze, and Hugo Strange. It doesn't look like the show will be slowing down at all with Season 3, having already teased a new Poison Ivy and Mad Hatter, in addition to the looming threat of the Court of Owls. While Gotham has drawn in plenty of characters steeped in the Batman mythology, it hasn't done much with the wider DC universe. Well, David Mazouz wants to change all that and hopes that one day the show will introduce a young Clark Kent.
David Mazouz plays a young Bruce Wayne on Gotham, and he hopes he doesn't have to wait until he dons the cowl in order to meet Superman. During an interview with IGN at the Television Critics Association, the 15-year-old actor revealed his pitch for how a young Clark Kent could perceivably cameo on the show. It turns out that getting Clark Kent to Gotham City could be as easy as hopping on a boat.
I think it'd be really cool to have a young Clark Kent on the show. To have a 15-year-old Clark Kent. I know in Batman v Superman they played it like Metropolis and Gotham are twin cities, so it wouldn't be that hard to take a boat ride over for Clark.
David Mazouz admits that there'd be a lot of legal logistics to work out to even get the ability to say "Clark Kent" on camera, but it'd still be pretty cool if it ever happens. It used to be rumored that TV shows based on DC properties weren't allowed to use characters that were involved in the movies - such as when Arrow couldn't use Deathstroke anymore - but that may not be the case anymore. We're about to have two different versions of the Flash onscreen, and Supergirl will be introducing Tyler Hoechlin as Superman this season. It doesn't get any bigger than Superman, so if Supergirl can use him then why not Gotham too?
As for a teenage Clark Kent cameo on Gotham, there's definitely an appeal. Some die-hard Batman fans have scoffed at Gotham for playing fast and loose with the traditional Batman timetable (all of his villains are going to be old by the time Bruce Wayne finally suits up), but it does make the show a little unpredictable. Seeing a young Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne mixing it up before either is thinking about capes is relatively fresh and would make for a thoroughly watchable hour of television.
Gotham will return in the fall on September 19 on Fox. To learn more about when your favorite shows are returning, check out the Cinema Blend fall TV premiere schedule.