If he had his way, David Mazouz would be open to trading the cowl from his hit TV series Gotham for a mask as Damian Wayne’s Robin in the DC Extended Universe.
Gotham star David Mazouz recently revealed his interest in playing the character after sharing a piece of fan art on his Twitter account. The art shows Mazouz not as Batman, but as his son, Damian Wayne a.k.a. Robin.
Could it happen? Sure. Will it happen? Hmm.
The thought of bringing Damian to life in the DCEU is a natural one given all the talk around the water tower of Joker origin films, Nightwing solo movies, Batgirl and a trilogy from Matt Reeves that may or may not feature Ben Affleck as Batman. Although Robin appeared in the last two Joel Schumacher films — Batman Forever and Batman and Robin — he has remained mostly invisible in the newer Batman films including Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy except for a mention at the end of Dark Knight Rises.
So the timing may be right for Robin to appear, but in a world where we have not seen an updated Dick Grayson, Tim Drake or Jason Todd is it time for Damian? After posting the fan art to his Twitter account with the hashtag “davidfordamian” Gotham star David Mazouz asked for some feedback from followers. Judging by their reaction, some fans seem to think so.
— David Mazouz (@realdavidmazouz) September 11, 2017
Bruce’s son was first introduced in 1987’s Batman: Son of the Demon, and the story was eventually added to the official DC canon much later. Under the name Damian, the son of Bruce was properly reintroduced in 2006 as the lovechild of the Caped Crusader and Talia al Ghul. After being raised by the League of Assassins and harboring some serious daddy issues, Damian later bonded with his father and even became the fifth Robin.
Now, Damian Wayne is a staple of the comic book world, the DCAU, and even Rocksteady’s Arkham Games. However, audiences are asking to see Damian don the mantle of the Boy Wonder in live-action and are thirsty for his arrival to the DCEU.
However, even with fan approval and Mazouz’s desire to play Damian Wayne chances of that actually happening are far from a sure thing. For one, Warner Brothers keeps their DC television shows separate from the movies, so there is no reason that they would alter this behavior for Mazouz. However, given the response to his tweet, it looks like most fans would not mind and support Mazouz trading the cowl for the mask.
For now, it’s just more talk in the Batcave.