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Fox's New 'Larger-Than-Life' Prequel Will Track Young Versions of Bruce Wayne, Classic 'Batman' Villains Deadline

While Fox’s drama project “Gotham” had been described as the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon and the city’s villains, the project will include all the classic “Batman” villains and heroes, including a young Bruce Wayne, reports Deadline.com.

“The show will arc a young Bruce Wayne from a child (around 12) into the final episode of the series, when he will put on the cape,” Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly said.

The show will also feature the Riddler, Catwoman, the Joker and the Penguin.

“We will see how they get to become who they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge,” Reilly said. “It is an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality.”

The network has greenlighted a pilot, and will set up a writers room next month with the intention to bring the project to series, the story adds. The project is from “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller and Warner Bros. TV.

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