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Old March 4 2014, 09:50 PM   #136
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She does look a lot like a young Michelle Pfeiffer.
That probably had a LOT to do with her being cast. I wonder how many girls auditioned.
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Old March 4 2014, 10:18 PM   #137
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If her Pfeifferesque looks were a factor, that suggests they're drawing on a range of influences, since we already know they were looking for a "young Michael Caine" type for Alfred.
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Old March 4 2014, 11:10 PM   #138
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I think the actor playing young Bruce is a little like Christian Bale as a child too.
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Old March 4 2014, 11:32 PM   #139
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If her Pfeifferesque looks were a factor, that suggests they're drawing on a range of influences, since we already know they were looking for a "young Michael Caine" type for Alfred.
It doesn't mean Heller specifically looked for someone with Pfeifferesque looks, though.

God damn, I can already see the impending fanboy frustration... As good as this show may prove to be (and I have high hopes), it's highly unlikely that there's ever going to be that ultimate payoff we'll all secretly yearn for. I mean, it could go on for ten seasons, and were still never going to see Bruce become Batman.
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Old March 4 2014, 11:35 PM   #140
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I mean, it could go on for ten seasons, and were still never going to see Bruce become Batman.
They've said the plan is for him to suit up as Batman in the series finale if the show runs the distance.
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Old March 4 2014, 11:46 PM   #141
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I mean, it could go on for ten seasons, and were still never going to see Bruce become Batman.
They've said the plan is for him to suit up as Batman in the series finale if the show runs the distance.
What does that mean? How much is enough? Five seasons? Six? Remember, Bruce is only going to be 12 in season 1. They could, of course,dump the conventional 1 season = 1 year thing and do some flash-forwards. In fact, I hope that's exactly what they'll do.
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Old March 4 2014, 11:51 PM   #142
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I don't think there's a set plan for how many seasons it'll run for. They're open to the actor aging into the role or jumping forward at some point if necessary.
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The press release describes Bruce as, "sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon."

I look forward to a thorough explanation of how Bruce's parents' murder "sentences" him to a "solitary life" with his butler. Were both his parents only children? Did he have no godparents, or did they die also? Was Alfred a godfather? Do none of Gotham's elite families with children offer to adopt him? He'll see the world's best grief counselors and find constructive, healthy ways to deal with his trauma, surely? And who runs the family fortune until he's of age?
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Press releases don't always have the best choice of words and aren't always entirely accurate in the descriptions they give of the series that will follow. News at 11.
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Old March 5 2014, 01:09 AM   #145
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How often has Bruce Wayne been shown to have other family besides Alfred?

Although I do think much of the guiding role normally assigned to Alfred is being given to Gordon in this series. Whether that's good or bad, I'm not sure.
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Old March 5 2014, 01:23 AM   #146
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Is Lucius Fox going to be in this as well? I'd like to see Lance Reddick tackle the character.
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How often has Bruce Wayne been shown to have other family besides Alfred?
How often has Bruce Wayne's teenage years been depicted in detail?

How often has Oliver Queen had a younger sister?

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Old March 5 2014, 02:05 AM   #148
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You've misquoted there.
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Old March 5 2014, 02:10 AM   #149
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How often has Oliver Queen had a younger sister?
Good point. Bruce should have a younger cousin, then. Named Jayne or something. But everyone would call her Robyn.
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Old March 5 2014, 02:12 AM   #150
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How often has Bruce Wayne been shown to have other family besides Alfred?
How often has Bruce Wayne's teenage years been depicted in detail?

How often has Oliver Queen had a younger sister?
The issue is whether it's acceptable for him to have no other family than Alfred. I think it makes more this way.
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