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After years of waiting, Gotham has finally committed to giving us one of its most highly anticipated characters. Jerome has finally become The Joker, and the results of his transformation are nothing less than terrifying. In fact, the character has even had a profound impact on actors associated with the show. Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz recently filmed his reaction to Gotham's latest trailer, and it's clear that he's completely on board with this depiction of the Clown Prince of Crime. Check out the young actor's tweet below to see for yourself.
It's one thing to see fans get excited about a particular TV series, but it's something else to watch someone specifically associated with a series show his or her excitement. David Mazouz very clearly loves his role as Bruce Wayne on Gotham, and his enthusiasm for the show shines through in this video. He hasn't even seen the upcoming episode of the series yet, so many of the coolest elements remain a complete mystery to him, and it's a treat to watch.
I will freely admit that I was personally not a fan of Gotham when the series started. However, the increasing quality (coupled with its outlandish storylines) has made it one of the more enjoyable DC comic book adaptations on the small screen. Much of that has to do with the commitment of the actors in the starring roles, and it's pretty clear that guys like David Mazouz have a deep passion for the series.
It's worth mentioning that the dynamic between Jerome and Bruce looks as sharp as ever in this particular trailer. One thing I find specifically notable about the preview is how much DNA it shares with Alan Moore's classic The Killing Joke storyline. From Bruce and Jerome stalking each other through a hall of mirrors, to Jerome seemingly trying to break Bruce, there's a palpable sense that one of the most iconic Batman storylines of all time will eventually be filtered through the insanely bizarre Gotham lens.
We will have to wait and see how it all pans out, but I think that feels like something worth getting excited for.
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