Gotham is one of those many shows that I should watch, but have yet to really take the time to do so. I have no idea how good the show may or may not be, but it’s always been one of those shows that I was interested in checking out… and now it’s on its last season. Go figure.
From what I understand, the show progressively became less and less about a young James Gordon solving crimes in Gotham City and instead more about young Bruce Wayne’s journey to donning the Cape and Cowl. With that in mind, it was only inevitable that one of the most iconic parts of Batman lore would eventually be introduced and develop itself in Gotham: the Batcave.
Apparently Bruce and Alfred found the actual cave itself under Wayne Manor quite a long time ago back in Season 1, but have yet to use it much since. As this upcoming fifth and final season will see young Bruce finally transition fully into the Dark Knight, that’s about to change.
A few days ago, Gotham set designer and assistant art director Jonathan Collins posted a photo on his Instagram page revealing that he was working on the new design for Bruce’s Batcave in the last season of Gotham. Unfortunately it seems Collins has since deleted the photo, but thankfully a caption from the post was quoted: “When your old cave is too small for your new cave. #setdesign”
While I’m not sure when I’ll get around to watching the show for myself, I hope whatever the final design for the Batcave will be ends up satisfying Gotham fans. It’s going to be interesting to see how a live action TV series manages to adapt the visual design of all of Bruce’s equipment compared to the freedom seen in animated shows and the higher budgets present in the various Batman live action films.
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