’Gotham’ WonderCon 2017 Interview: David Mazouz Teases Ra’s Al Ghul’s Arrival

Gotham WonderCon 2017 David MazouzThis season of Gotham has been all sorts of crazy (good) as we have seen monsters invade Gotham City as well as the rising of several villains, including Edward Nygma as he is now approaching his comic book destiny as The Riddler. The second half of the third season will officially kick off towards the end of this month as the Heroes Rise storyline will take Bruce Wayne closer towards his destiny as the Caped Crusader of the city.

Last week Heroic Hollywood participated in the Gotham press room where we chatted with the actors and producers behind the show to get some teases about what’s coming up in Season 3 when the show returns later this month. We were fortunate enough to talk with David Mazouz who plays Bruce Wayne, the man who will one day become Gotham’s greatest protector known as Batman.

“Because Danny [Cannon, executive producer] was so cryptic at the panel, I’m afraid of what I’m allowed to say and what I’m not allowed to say. What I will tell you is that, since this is public information already, Ra’s Al Ghul will be joining Gotham. He will be a very instrumental part of Bruce’s life and his transformation into becoming Batman, the protector of Gotham. All I’m going to say is that that transformation will happen sooner rather than later.”

More highlights from the full roundtable interview:

-Mazouz’s intense training as Bruce is getting deeper into developing his fighting skills.

-His thoughts on getting to play the Bruce Wayne clone and how a character like that survives.

-The coming clash between Bruce and the Court of Owls that will change him forever by the end of the season.

“GOTHAM (Mondays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) The origin story continues on Season Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie) must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find HUGO STRANGE (guest star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and FISH MOONEY (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith), one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue) and Captain NATHANIEL BARNES (Michael Chiklis) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE WAYNE (David Mazouz), with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee), and former Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX (Chris Chalk), discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.

As the city sinks deeper into chaos, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor); EDWARD NYGMA/the future RIDDLER (Cory Michael Smith); SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (Camren Bicondova); BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards), TABITHA GALAVAN/TIGRESS (Jessica Lucas) and BUTCH GILZEAN (Drew Powell). The series also will catch up with the future POISON IVY (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of JERVIS TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.”

Gotham: Heroes Rise will be back with all-new episodes on Monday, April 24 at 8/7c on FOX. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews. Don’t forget to check out our other roundtable interviews with the cast and producers of the series, including Danny Cannon (executive producer), Jessica Lucas (Tabitha Galavan), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Drew Powell (Butch Gilzean), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle) and Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma).

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.