David Mazouz Teases Bruce’s Journey in Gotham Season 5

GOTHAM: David Mazouz in the "Year Zero" season premiere episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Giovanni Rufino / FOX

Gotham is speeding towards its final season, and the cast is starting to tease what we can expect to see. Who better to start with than Bruce Wayne himself, David Mazouz.

CBR got to pay a visit to the set of Gotham this past October, and while there spoke with Mazouz about what was coming up. It sounds as though the trailer from the other day showed us a huge moment that is coming.

What’s the dynamic between Bruce and Jeremiah like this season?

It’s at its most adversarial ever — than it’s ever been. There’s going to be a big showdown between the two. Jeremiah is kind of snaking his head around corners for the first part of the season, and then he has his time to shine and, boy, is it climactic. Yeah, he really goes after Bruce, and he kind of brings this very Joker-esque dogma that he and Bruce are long-lost best friends and that one can’t survive without the other, which is obviously very reminiscent of the Joker’s relationship with Batman, and of course Bruce hates Jeremiah more than anything and Jeremiah thinks they’re best friends. But again, Bruce doesn’t kill so he can’t kill Jeremiah and Jeremiah loves Bruce so he can’t kill Bruce, so it’s kind of this, you know, unfortunately never-ending cycle of fighting between the two.

He went on to add.

Can you tease your favorite moment or scene from what you’ve filmed so far?

My favorite moment, I think… we haven’t actually shot it yet, but I will tease it. We’re shooting it next week, I think. It’s what I talked about before — it’s this very iconic fight between Bruce and Jeremiah, which is very reminiscent of other very famous incarnations of the Joker. So it’s very iconic and I’m very excited to do it.

You can read the full interview over on CBR. While no one has out and out called Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan) “the Joker,” it sure seems like no one is even trying to play the coy game about it at this stage. Of course, we all thought his twin, Jerome, was the Joker as well. Either way, Bruce is heading for a big showdown this season. It’ll be interesting to see how the series decides to resolbe it.

The final season of Gotham debuts on Jan. 3, 2019.