Credit: Rich Clark

He’s Batman?

Not exactly. David Mazouz has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham. The 13-year-old actor will depict Wayne after his wealthy parents are killed, but before he dons the cape and cowl (which won’t happen until the show’s final episode). Mazouz previously co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland on Fox’s Touch.

Mazouz has been cast along with newcomer Camren Bicondova (photo below), who will play a teenage Selina Kyle (aka not-yet-Catwoman). Her character is described as a “teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable; a street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”

Gotham centers around Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his efforts to fight crime in city of ambitious and creative criminals. Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. Danny Cannon (Nikita) will direct and executive produce the pilot. Series regulars include Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney).

Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC