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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ casts its Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle

“Gotham” — which WBTV really wants you to know is a Commissioner Gordon origin story and *not* a Batman prequel — has cast youthful versions of two characters who are going to be really, really, really familiar to comic book, TV and movie fans.

The FOX drama, already ordered to series for the 2014-2015 TV season, has confirmed casting for the roles of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. See, I told you that you'd heard of them. 

He's the future man they call Batman!

She's the future woman they call Catwoman! 

But for now, they're still just kids.

David Mazouz (“Touch”) has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne. The pilot features the traumatic event that sets the forces in motion for Wayne to eventually don the cowl, but we're a long way from that occurring. As the show begins, Bruce Wayne is just a sad kid under the watchful eye of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and starting and new acquaintanceship with Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) of the Gotham PD.

Wayne is, of course, a role that has been played by the likes of Val Kilmer and George Clooney.

In addition to his two-season run on “Touch,” Mazouz's credits include episodes of “Major Crimes,” “Criminal Minds” and “The Office.”

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