Gotham's Batman Costume Is A "Highlight Reel" Of The Dark Knight's Best Looks

Gotham's Season finale airs Thursday, April 25.

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The time has come. The Batman is finally swinging into Gotham during the Fox show's series finale on Thursday, and will be doing so in a brand-new costume. Over the years, we've seen numerous Batsuits produced for the live-action Batman films and TV shows, but none of them were available to the Gotham production team for use in this final episode. So instead, they built their own--and it's one true to the show.

"[The suit is] pieces of everything. It's a highlight reel of the comic," executive producer Danny Cannon told GameSpot at the TCA press tour. "Because that's what we'd think the show was, really. [It] was building up to the best of what it could be, and so we just took the best of everything and made our own."

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Of course, series producers did ask DC and Warner Bros. if they could simply borrow one of the existing costumes. "It's just to show you how things work," Cannon continued. "When we first said to them like, 'Hey you guys must have so many Batman suits now. Can we have one of those?' They were like, 'No.' So we went and asked the movie place, 'Hey, can we have one of your things.' They went, 'No.'"

In the end, though, the team behind the show is pleased with the costume they've put together for the series finale. What's more, they're happy with the man behind the cowl--David Mazouz, who's played young Bruce Wayne throughout the show's run.

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It was previously revealed that the finale would see Mazouz suiting up as Batman in some scenes, while a larger body double would be used for others. Upon first seeing the finished product, executive producer John Stephens called it "unnerving." He explained, "I mean really it is unnerving when you watch what they do with his face to make it look that way, you know? It's an odd thing, [because] David's also been practicing that voice for a long time, so I've heard him do it in the background a lot."

It won't just be Batman making an impact in the series finale, though. As previously revealed, the final evolution of Gotham's take on Joker will appear. The final episode will also see versions of Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), and Catwoman that are closer in line with the comics.

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It was previously revealed by Camren Bicondova, who plays Selina Kyle in the series, that actress Lili Simmons would take over the role for the series finale, which is set 10 years later. "I firmly believe that part of leaving a legacy and being a part of a legacy means knowing when to pass the torch to someone else," Bicondova said in a statement. "I was blessed to be the vessel for Selina Kyle for her formative teen years, and it only felt right to give someone else the torch for her adult self."

Gotham's series finale airs Thursday, April 25.

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Gotham was great for the first season or two when it focused on Jim and the criminal underworld. Yet by the time season 3 rolled around and the focus started to shift heavily onto Bruce, I lost my interest. They introduced too many characters and had way too many awful subplots, It was just too hard to stay interested after all that so I stopped watching by the end of season 3. Also, am I the only one that was annoyed that they constantly kept bringing back "dead" characters?

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Been watching this show from the beginning and it would always swing me on whether it was good or not with good story telling, atmosphere and setting mixed with stupid design choices and canon breaking lunacy.

But I've forgiven all that up until the introduction of their version of "Bane" or whatever you want to call that shit and it just brings up all the negativity since the pilot episode.

Will look back on this show fondly but not going to miss it.

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They built this entire story around a Gotham before Batman. Should have just made a Batman: Year One-esque TV show instead.

BUT is WB/DC and they really have no idea what they are doing.

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@doa2169: this is literally a teaser for that new series. some minutes of the last episode will be spent with actual batman and villains looming over the future

like in smallville superman turned superman for the last 10 seconds. and thats so far the best comic show altogether

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