Batman may not be popping up in new Fox drama “Gotham,” but Bruce Wayne will be preparing himself to become the Dark Knight when he grows up.
A new trailer (above) for the series focusing on a young Commissioner Gordon trying to clean up the streets of the eponymous city (before Batman eventually has to do it for him) shows a young Wayne holding his hand over a flame as part of an endurance test.
Or the beginning of a lifelong affair with sadomasochism.
Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie (“The O.C.”), is also seen giving the young billionaire a pep talk after the boy’s parents get killed.
“However dark and scary the world might be right now, there will be light,” McKenzie says. “There will be light.”
The light will start shining on Fox when “Gotham” premieres on Sept. 22.