– by Seth McDonald

In just a couple weeks time, the fourth season of Fox’s Gotham will premiere, and with it a hope that the earliest version of the Dark Knight ever seen on screen will be prominently featured throughout the season. The show gave fans a small taste of an early Batman in the Season 3 finale, showing Bruce Wayne wearing a makeshift (probably self made) version of his bat costume, using a ski mask as a cowl, and coming to the rescue of a citizen.

The latest images show a new and slightly different suit than what fans seen at the end of Season 3, with the cowl appearing to be made of a more protective material. So, where does the latest Batsuit come from? Did Bruce Wayne make it himself? In a recent interview with TVline (via ComicBookMovie), showrunner Danny Cannon shed some light on the construction of the current cape and cowl.

“Yes, Lucius is beginning to suspect that Alfred and Bruce might have a double life and politely weaves his way in. Lucius has worked for Wayne Industries and he may work there again one day, and for right now he doesn’t want to see Bruce get hurt. So he finds a way of helping without interfering.

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This seems fitting, during the show Lucius has at times been there to help Bruce and Alfred, so I can see the character reluctantly making the suit for Bruce, purely to provide him with protection. This could also be the start of Lucius making some of the awesome gadgets that Batman will use in the field. With the current state of Gotham, Bruce Wayne will need all the help he can get, and with Lucius now working in forensics, it seems he would be a powerful ally in the fight to clean up Gotham.

Gotham returns September 21 on Fox.

How do like Lucius Fox being the one who made Bruce Wayne’s batsuit? Let us know in the comments down below!

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  • Victor Roa

    I have to say this is a as silly as he looks it’s a bold step considering Smallville 10 seasons without the suit.

    • Seth McDonald

      I was thinking/hoping at some point they would do a jump in time, maybe Bruce in his mid 20s.

      • Victor Roa

        maybe, maybe not, tv show gigs, people fight hard to keep their contract on a series and I bet you Gotham has higher rating that even CW’s shows which are ten times better.

        • Seth McDonald

          I watch Supernatural and Arrow (though I am a couple seasons behind), but even those shows have hints of the CW’s, sorta of teeny stuff.

          • Victor Roa

            that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Comic books are basically soap operas but then a fight breaks out, Spider-Man and X-Men are at their best when that happens.

  • Eli

    I have a soft spot for this show. Part of me wonders how Fox even dreamed this up. It’s ridiculous but I enjoy it still.



    • Seth McDonald

      Owl man?

  • Wild Dreams

    This show is beyond silly but admittedly I watch it just to see how far left field they go plus I find Jerome interesting. Can’t wait to see how they screw up Bruce in the proto cowl lol

  • TheOct8pus

    When will he be old enough to do the voice? Maybe he starts smoking cigarettes….

  • SaiyanHeretic

    Without the bat branding, he just looks like Big Daddy from Kickass. (And yes, I know that is exactly what Big Daddy is meant to look like.)