Gotham Cast: 'There's A Lot Of Mystery To Batman'
Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben McKenzie and Co reveal why they think the Cape Crusader is so iconic...
Batman may have turned 75 this year, but he's not slowing down.
Ahead of the premiere of Gotham on Channel 5 next week, Ben Affleck's take on the superhero AND the announcement that the Cape Crusader is getting his own postal stamp, we caught up with the cast of Gotham to find out what makes Bruce Wayne so iconic.
"I think because Batman is a regular guy," said Jada Pinkett Smith.
"It's not like he has any superhero powers. He's a man on a mission and I think there's an aspect of Batman that every human being can relate to and I think that's why he's held on for so long and another thing - there's a lot of mystery to Batman.
"Sometimes he walks a fine line of the light and the dark and I think that represents the soul of every human being."
Co-star Ben McKenzie noted: "I watched the old Adam West 'Batman' in the afternoons with my brother coming home from school, so I was probably about 10-years-old maybe and I loved it.
"I mean I was 10, it was great. It's evolved over the years and this is pretty different from that, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for that."
David Mazouz - who plays the recently orphaned Bruce Wayne in the show - says it's possibly all down to THAT costume!
"I think that one thing that makes him unique and different that Bob Kane and Bill Finger really thought of brilliantly when they wrote it, is that he has a suit that is made for fear. "
He added: "It's the whole idea of the Batman suit, the whole idea of the dark is so it will instil fear in the cowardly and superstitious lot known as criminals."
Gotham hits Channel 5 on Monday, October 13 at 9pm.