FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Donal Logue Won’t Be Commissioner Gordon, But Another DC Character?
Much as we love ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ and ‘Vikings‘ star Donal Logue, we had to pause at the recent rumor that suggested FOX’s ‘Gotham‘ TV series had offered Logue the role of a young Commissioner Gordon. Logue has since corrected the rumor, but now it seems the ‘Terriers’ breakout star may end up on the ‘Gotham’ police force after all, in the role of another famous DC detective!
Latino Review first posted the news of Logue’s potential casting, though the actor himself initially insisted over Twitter that he’d not yet heard of any such offers for the Commissioner Gordon role, which had also been projected to cast somewhat younger than the 47-year-old Logue. Now, LR’s story has been updated to reflect that while Donal Logue won’t be shaping up a mustache as Commissioner Gordon, the actor has in fact been offered the role of DC Gotham detective Harvey Bullock!
Bullock will purportedly appear in the pilot as Gordon’s mentor, though it remains to be seen if the character would appear in a regular capacity going forward. Bullock was most famously portrayed by voice actor Robert Costanzo in the ‘Batman’ animated series, while the comic incarnation of the character has often vacillated in his morality.
Its pilot supposedly featuring Gordon’s investigation of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, 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, and directed by ‘Judge Dredd’ helmer Danny Cannon. It has also been confirmed that ‘Gotham’ will not have any direct ties to Ben Affleck‘s take on the Dark Knight for ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ or The CW’s ‘Arrow.’
While Gordon is believed to be the central role of ‘Gotham,’ FOX President Kevin Reilly recently told reporters that the series would feature origin stories for the Penguin, Riddler, Joker, Catwoman and a young Bruce Wayne, who will eventually don the Batman costume in the final installment of the proposed series.
Well, what do you think? We’re on board with Logue joining ‘Gotham’ in any role, but what other DC characters might flesh out the supporting cast of the new Batman TV series?