When last we heard of FOX's upcoming Batman-adjacent 'Gotham' TV series, we'd learned that the pilot would pick up with a young Jim Gordon investigating the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, explaining why we'd never actually see Batman within the series. That said, it seems Bruce Wayne may in fact have a much larger presence than we'd thought -- that of a series regular!

According to a new casting sheet from TVShowAuditions, producers have begun the process of casting a 10 year-old Bruce Wayne, who will act as one of the regulars of the series, even beyond the pilot episode. More than that, the audition confirms that 'Gotham' will focus on "Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon, who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne," where previously the murder had been more ambiguously described as "a very famous double-homicide."

Given a straight-to-series order, the new Bat-drama will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous,” with its pilot to be written and executive produced by ‘The Mentalist”s Bruno Heller, along with Warner Bros. Television. Shooting in March 2014, it remains unknown if ‘Gotham’ will have any ties to Ben Affleck‘s take on the Dark Knight for ‘Batman vs. Superman.’

Well, what say you? Will a young Bruce Wayne's series regular role make up for 'Gotham' taking place before the emergence of Batman? How would you like to see Bruce Wayne integrated into the series, and who might nab the role?

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