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Gotham has spent the last four seasons introducing some of the most unforgettable names from Batman stories. Lucius Fox himself debuted back at the end of the first season, and fans have been watching him work his way closer and closer to Bruce's big secret. Now, we have reason to believe that we'll get a lot more of the Lucius we've been waiting for. Actor Chris Chalk chatted with CinemaBlend and other press outlets at roundtables during the DC in D.C. 2018 event, and our CinemaBlend's own Nick Venable asked what we'd see from Lucius in the rest of Season 4. Chalk had this to say:
We'll see Lucius fall in love briefly. It's true. We'll still have some of the dance with GCPD, and then towards the end of the season, we'll start to see that Bruce and Lucious relationship develop in the way that we all know we 're headed. . . . We'll see some hands-on with some creations. What creations you might ask? I can't tell you. Things are coming. It's very fun with where we are, because now we're in a place that feels a little familiar to an audience where people are starting to [say], 'Oh, he's almost 18. I know what's gonna happen now!' So we're getting so close to it, that it's starting to get very 'this.' There's no word for 'this' but it gets very exciting. There's a vibration now when you get a script.
Well, this sounds exciting! We haven't seen much of Lucius Fox's personal life in the series; falling in love has to mean that he'll show a whole other side in the second half of Season 4. Unfortunately for him, Chris Chalk's statement that Lucius will fall in love "briefly" indicates that his romance won't last for very long. At least he'll still have his work at the GCPD to keep him busy.
Interestingly, his comments also indicate that the Lucius Fox of Gotham will begin to resemble the Lucius Fox that Batman fans have come to know through the comics and the movies, when he was played by the unforgettable Morgan Freeman. Young Bruce Wayne isn't quite as young as he used to be, and David Mazouz has grown about a foot since the series premiere of Gotham, which makes it even more believable that his transformation into the Dark Knight is slowly but surely happening. Lucius will almost certainly be a part of how the Gotham version of Bruce gets his gadgets and hits the streets in the cape and the cowl.
While Chris Chalk couldn't spill any details about what creations are in the works from Lucius, the odds are pretty good that they'll be unlike anything we've seen on Gotham before. Hopefully they'll help Bruce out in what remains of the fourth season. Bruce has been behaving badly following what seemed like his murder of Ra's al Ghul, but he'll surely come to his senses sooner or later. Only time will tell how long it will take for him to snap out of his funk.