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'Gotham' Season 4 Can't Come Soon Enough

This past season of Gotham has been a lot darker than the first two, showing development and growth in not only our future Batman, but also the villains around him who are all known to be his eventual nemeses. The big story has been the Court of Owls and as Season 3 comes to an end, hopefully viewers will see the end of them as a whole. But since it can’t come soon enough, when does Gotham Season 4 premiere?

The important thing is that it’s definitely been renewed for a fourth season and the premiere date will likely come around the same time as the three seasons before it. Since Seasons 1-3 of Gotham each premiered in the month of September and ended in May, you can probably count on Season 4 premiering sometime in the fall just like its predecessors. That means we won’t have to wait too long to see Bruce continue down his path of darkness, unless of course he someone comes out from under Shaman’s influence in the two-hour season finale on June 5.

There’s been a lot of talk about Bruce embracing his "destiny" this season, but instead of donning the famed Batman suit that we’re literally all anticipating at this point, his pitstop to becoming the dark knight was apparently to become the darkness that would make "Gotham fall" when he released the bomb with the Tetch virus. To be fair, Shaman was there to help him press the button, but still.

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Depending on how this season ends, Season 4 of Gotham could either see Bruce continue to be the darkness to make Gotham pay in a very brutal and bloody way, or he might come out of whatever trance he’s under and feel guilt over everything that’s happened because of him. I’m betting on the latter, but as long as they’re finally done with the Court of Owls storyline and can focus more on the Gotham villains we all love, Season 4 will likely bring a whole new big bad.

The biggest question some fans have had since day one of the show was when Bruce will finally don the caped crusader suit and Season 3 has come the closest the show has ever been to getting us there. At the Gotham panel at a past Wizard World Con in Chicago, Ben McKenzie (who plays Jim Gordon) revealed that it will eventually happen. "The last frame of the last shot of the last scene of the last episode of Gotham, whatever season that may be, is Bruce putting on that cape," he said. But since Season 3 has so much foreshadowing, it’s hard not to expect, or at least want, the actual Batman sooner rather than later.

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David Mazouz (who plays Bruce Wayne) recently spoke at a panel at the London Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and had a lot to say about becoming Batman before the series is over and maybe, possibly, taking more concrete steps to becoming the caped crusader even sooner.

"Bruce Wayne is at that point in his life where he can assume that role," Mazouz said at the panel, adding:

I don’t know what's going to happen, but at this point, Bruce is taking it upon himself to go out there and help people in Gotham at the very end of Season 3. In the Season 3 finale, he makes a monumental decision and it will affect everything in his life afterwards.

Season 4 of Gotham will likely be here by September, but before then, fans have the two-hour Season 3 finale to look forward to on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.