Fox’s ‘Gotham': Meet Bruce Wayne, Age 12

Kevin Reilly describes new Batman story in development

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:21 PM

The TV show “Gotham,” a new Batman origin story in development at Fox, will introduce viewers to Bruce Wayne at age 12, says Fox chief Kevin Reilly.

Of course, Batman fans have already seen young Bruce fall into a cavern filled with bats — the inspiration for his crimefighting alter-ego — in comics and the film “Batman Begins.” (The images above are from Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s brilliant “Batman: Year One.”)

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Reilly didn’t go into specifics about Wayne’s age throughout the series, but noted that it will lead up to his decision to don a cape and fight crime.

The series will feature existing Batman characters, not new ones created for the show, he said.

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Fox plans a pilot for the series, and aims to make it a full series, he said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Monday.