With the new upcoming slate of movies and TV show’s that have been announced by DC, one of the most exciting projects has to be The Brave And The Bold. It is an unconventional father-son story that follows the character Damian Wayne. The movie adaptation will be based on the comic series by Grant Morrison. Unfortunately, we still don’t know who will be a part of the cast for The Brave And Bold movies, and we will have to wait a little longer for the news. The information surrounding the project is still in its early days, so we will have to watch out for the latest news about The Brave And Bold movie adaptation. Since DC is starting a new chapter with its plan to connect the universe, the idea is to choose a cast that will continually play the same characters over the next few years. While we are waiting for the official news on the casting choice, let’s take a look at how old Damian Wayne is in DC comics and how old he will be in the movie adaptation.
In the DC comic series The Brave And The Bold, Damian Wayne’s mother, Talia al Ghul, used certain scientific technology to speed up Damian’s aging process. Damian’s physiology was that of a ten-year-old boy when he was five years old. Nevertheless, he was 10 years old when he met his father, The Caped Crusader, and then as of the third volume of the Robin comic, Damian is 14 years old. Unfortunately, we don’t know yet what Damian’s age will be in the movie, but we can assume that it will most likely follow the comic series.
We are going to take a further look into The Brave And Bold comic series and Damian Wayne as a character, so if you are interested so far, you should stick with us and keep reading for more!
How old is Damian Wayne in the DC comics?
Damian’s story started with his parents. Before he officially became Batman, Bruce Wayne went out and fought all kinds of different enemies. One of those enemies was the League of Assasins, and they were an incredibly skilled group that followed its leader Ra’s al Ghul. The Caped Crusader fought them many times, and Ra’s al Ghul was thinking of different ways that he could win against him.
Ra’s al Ghuls daughter Talia ended up seducing Batman, and even though they were enemies, they had developed feelings for each other. Their short-lived fling ended up with Talia getting pregnant, which was the plan all along.
The League of Assasins thought that they could create the perfect assassin with Bruce Wayne’s and the al Ghul genes. The baby was born from an artificial womb since there was a danger of Talia dying at childbirth, similar to her own mother. As we’ve mentioned earlier, after Damian was born, the League did certain scientific procedures on him.
This made his physiology that of a 10-year-old boy when he was five years old. From the beginning, he was trained to be a mercenary, and he would go on to become one of the best they had ever seen. When he was seven years old, Talia took Damian with her to spy on Bruce Wayne, and he did not know then that Bruce was his father.
Talia decided to tell Damian about his father when he was 10 years old, and she let him go to Gotham so he could meet him. The League of Assasins formed a plan so that when Damian was ready, he would go see his father and disrupt his crime-fighting activities. He would be a distraction for him in the case that Bruce would accept him.
How old will Damian Wayne be in the movie?
Since the new DC project was announced, there hasn’t been any news regarding the details of The Brave And The Bold movie. This is expected since we are going to have to wait for the release of the last five movies from the last DC era. Not only that, but the plan that was laid out is supposed to stretch out throughout the next eight to ten years.
That requires a lot of planning, and revealing any details too early when the decisions that are being made are not final could potentially hurt the projects. It will definitely be interesting to see who they decide to cast for the role of Damian.
Since his character goes through certain scientific procedures where his physical appearance was that of a 10-year-old when he was just five years old, speeding up the process of aging in a way that has to be one of the factors that will influence which actors will consider.
It’s common for older actors to play characters younger than they are themselves. Will they do the same in Damian’s case? We will have to wait and see. Another thing that we are looking forward to seeing is who will be playing Bruce Wayne, Damian’s father. We only know so far that neither Robert Pattinson nor Ben Affleck will be taking this role.
James Gunn did mention that the movie will focus more on Damian’s perspective. Since everyone is interested in Batman’s characters, he pointed out that even though it is a father-son story, Damian will play a much more important role in the film.
How old was Damian when he became Robin?
Damian stepped into the role of Robin when he was 10 years old. After many years of intense training with the League of Assasins, Damian became a very skilled mercenary. His mother, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, wanted to create the perfect assassin.
All of this aligned with the League’s ideals, and with Batman’s genes, the end result would be an immensely strong assassin. Their idea was to create this child so that they could distract Batman’s vigilante activities. His mother, Talia, revealed to Damian who his father was and sent him to go and see him in Gotham.
The two of them met, and since then, he has been helping him on missions, but it is very hard for Bruce to train Damian. Since Damian has gone through mercenary training, his very disconnected from emotions, and they keep running into different situations where Bruce has to show him how to control himself.
Without going into much detail, Batman gets killed on a mission after some time, leaving Damian to continue by himself. He decided he would still fight in the role of Robin alongside Dick Grayson, whom Bruce chose for his replacement in case of his death. Later, it was revealed that Bruce was alive, and he reunited with Damian.