Cameras have started rolling on Gotham Knights, and a video taken by a fan on the set of The CW pilot confirms that Bruce Wayne has been cast. The entire premise of the series is that the Dark Knight dies, setting the stage for a group of teenage heroes to pick up where he left off protecting Gotham City.
Still, it makes sense for him to appear in the pilot and it looks like these scenes will focus on Bruce and his adopted son, Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara). While there had been speculation that Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, or Tim Drake might be this show's lead, it appears The CW has decided to create a new character and surround him with familiar faces from the comic books like Spoiler and Bluebird.
There's no word on who is playing Bruce in Gotham Knights, but based on past experience, don't be surprised if he's left hidden in shadow. One thing we can say for sure is that he won't suit up as Batman because, for whatever reason, the Caped Crusader remains mostly off-limits to The CW.
Check out the set video below:
Written by Batwoman scribes Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams, Gotham Knights picks up in the aftermath of Bruce Wayne's murder, with his rebellious adopted son forging an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. As the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s been.
However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviours known, of course, as the Gotham Knights.
Danny Cannon will direct and executive produce the pilot, though it's yet to be ordered to series by The CW. With cameras now rolling, we're hoping to soon see what these young heroes look like. Remember, the show isn't expected to be set in the Arrowverse and will likely be standalone.