Christian Bale Influenced Gotham's 'Dark & Angry' Bruce Wayne
Christian Bale's take on Bruce Wayne clearly had a lasting effect on Gotham's young star, David Mazouz...
Despite being young, the actor wasn't afraid to get stuck in to the superhero's serious side - and was heavily influenced by Christopher Nolan's celebrated Dark Knight trilogy.
"We all know Batman as The Dark Knight but you never saw that more serious side of him," Mazouz told Channel 5. "Adam West and Michael Keaton were a little more fun and campy.
"Christian Bale was really dark and serious as Bruce Wayne - I think that's the approach that I've been taking in Gotham."
"It's an iconic and interesting role," he continued. "He's dark and angry at the world. He's lonely and going through a really interesting grieving process. It's going to be really interesting to see him getting over his parents' death."
The fan Q&A also saw Mazouz admit to being a "huge Batman nerd" who has "read every comic book there is". But when it came to the ultimate geek question: Who would win in a fight - Superman or Batman?, the actor wouldn't waver from his loyalty to his own character.
"I think if I said Superman I might get some sort of hate mail, so I have to say Batman - but I can back it up. Batman has kryptonite in his utility belt so there's no way that Superman can win."
There's no arguing with that.
Head to the Gotham On 5 Facebook page to see the full interview with David. Gotham airs Mondays at 9pm on Channel 5.