Post by Jack Malone on May 21, 2018 19:45:23 GMT -6
It's so weird to say "ten years later" when it's technically "twelve years later" since the S4 finale had that 2-year flashforward, haha. But I'm glad you guys know what I mean.
Bruce definitely carries all the tragedies with him this season. They've shaped the version of him we meet in Season 5. With it being twelve years since Vicki died, there's been quite a few more losses for him that he's had to deal with and there's definitely that aura of grief that stays with him. The biggest thing with Bruce this season is that he feels more like Batman than he ever has before. He's quite manipulative, but with good intentions, and he's sort of hardened in a way. Publicly, I'd imagine he's definitely been playing that socialite playboy vibe. I haven't had an opportunity to write him in a "public life" situation yet but I'd definitely see him in that same light. Vicki helped him realise that he wanted a family, and he wanted that life they were going to share together, but obviously it didn't work out. As we know, though, Bruce does end up getting a family, but in a different sense. So that move shows the commitment to Batman being who he really is and where he finds his purpose, which does open the doors for "Bruce Wayne" to be the disguise in a lot of ways.
1:) Bruce being the 'airhead playboy socialite', and having numerous love interests, but really we know he still pines/mourns Vicki.
2:) The Iceberg Lounge being a fixture of the city's nightlife, while Penguin runs a black market that is one of those "secrets that aren't really a secret" things
Cassandra and Stephanie haven't reared their heads into any solid plans yet for the season, but there'll be some stuff with Tim for sure
3:) Tim, Cassandra and Stephanie donning their costumes, although I wouldn't mind seeing Cassandra as 'Orphan' is 'Batgirl' does work in the established 'verse.
Oi, same. They're very aesthetically pleasing and feed into so much of the feel of Gotham. Always makes me think of BTAS for sure!
4:) POLICE BLIMPS!!! Seriously, ever since I saw them in the animated series, I love the idea of them as a fixture in the Gotham night sky! (That's why I love the new Promo Banner of Jack's!)
I think this season will have a good mix of newbies and some familiar faces from previous seasons.
5:) More of the classic Rogues Gallery - you know who I really want back
Looking forward to it! Thanks Alex!
... that's all I can think of right now, but I'll be back with more later, most probably