David Mazouz have more in common with his ‘Gotham’ character than we realized, as both were born on February 19, which is today.
On Gotham, Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne, the young boy whose parents’ death marks the beginning of his journey to becoming not only ‘the world’s greatest detective’, but a brooding Caped Crusader against the criminals and corrupt, the Dark Knight called Batman.
You can say that the 14-year-old was already ‘Touch’ by FOX for the role of Bruce Wayne, since David’s father on that previous series was played by star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland — aka ’24’s Jack Bauer, who has ‘Live Another Day’ to celebrate his birthday yesterday — from a Russian prison, though.
Jack Bauer shares many similarities with Bruce Wayne/Batman: tragically losing loved ones from the forces of evil, having a desire for justice but a penchant for revenge, dedicating in honoring the memory of family and friends by protecting the innocent, operating as an outlaw and a vigilante, serving as a symbol to bring terror against those who terrorized others, doing whatever it is necessary to save lives. Bauer and Batman are the action heroes of 9/11 alongside British super-spy James Bond and amnesiac CIA-assassin Jason Bourne.
From Denzel Washington becoming a ‘Man on Fire’ in 2004 to moviegoers being ‘Taken’ by Liam Neeson to Bruce Willis’ John McClane in 2007’s ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ and Sylvester Stallone returning as ‘Rambo’ in 2008, the clock still kept running for Jack Bauer. Since ‘Day One’ in the fall of 2001, he has been fighting the good fight against terrorism and governmental corruption throughout Los Angeles, Africa, Washington, DC, New York City, and London.
24 was created by Joel Surnow, who worked on CBS’ The Equalizer with Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, who shares similarities with Jack Bauer: retired spies determined to have a relationship with their children after years of estrangement due to their service in keeping the world safe. McCall is helping people in trouble as ‘The Equalizer’, a mantle that Bauer must become because he is seeking ‘Redemption’ just like McCall. These men are modern-day Robin Hoods intent on fighting the system by righting its wrongs.
Last year, The Equalizer was adapted on the big screen with Denzel Washington as McCall, while Jack Bauer went to London after four years of hiding to stop a terrorist attack and save the life of U.S. President James Heller. ’24’ and ‘The Equalizer’ needn’t to be at a standstill. Both need to come together in order for Jack Bauer to come full circle because he is destined to be ‘The Equalizer’.
Before Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan)’s ‘Burn Notice’ sent him to Miami, before John Reese (Jim Caviezel) became a ‘Person of Interest’ as ‘the Man in the Suit’, there are more than ’24’ reasons why Jack Bauer still ‘Live Another Day’ to save the world, but they’re all based on one: he’s the guy who always does the right thing.