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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series Adds Jada Pinkett Smith … as The Penguin’s Boss?

FOX Gotham Penguin Jada Pinkett Smith Fish Mooney
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We presumed that FOX's forthcoming 'Batman' prequel TV series, 'Gotham,' would next set its sights on casting a young Bruce Wayne, but its latest choice is far more surprising. Jada Pinkett Smith joined the series as a regular to portray an original 'Gotham' creation as gangster Fish Mooney, none other than future "Penguin" Oswald Cobblepot's boss!

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Donal Logue Talks ‘Blade Runner’ Setting, Comic Inspirations Revealed

FOX Gotham Donal Logue Details Comics Batman Year One
DC Comics / David Livingston, Getty Images

Apart from its diverse cast, FOX's forthcoming 'Batman'-prequel TV series 'Gotham' has revealed relatively little of its core premise beyond the Gotham police department, Bruce Wayne and early incarnations of his colorful foes. Now, thanks to series star Donal Logue, we have a bit of insight into the unusual time and place we can expect 'Gotham' to evoke, as well as the Batman comics that will end up influencing it.

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Bruce Wayne Casting Call Reveals New Details

FOX Gotham Batman TV Series Bruce Wayne Casting Call
Warner Bros.

Given how FOX's upcoming Batman prequel TV series 'Gotham' had been burning through casting announcements over the past week, we expected a young Bruce Wayne to emerge as the very last. And while we might meet our new Batman-in-training over the weekend, we at least have the casting call to determine what qualities 'Gotham''s Bruce Wayne will have.

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Donal Logue Confirmed as DC Detective Harvey Bullock

FOX Gotham Batman Donal Logue Harvey Bullock Confirmed
DC Comics / David Livingston, Getty Imags

Well, this isn't much of a surprise. Following the news that Fox's Batman-prequel TV series 'Gotham' had cast Alfred, The Penguin, and others atop Ben McKenzie in the leading role of Detective James Gordon, 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Vikings' vet Donal Logue has officially been confirmed for the DC role of gruff detective Harvey Bullock.

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series Casts The Penguin, Alfred, Sarah Essen and More!

FOX Gotham Batman Penguin Alfred Robin Taylor Sean Pertwee
DC Comics / Universal

This past weekend, we were blindsided to learn that FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel TV series, 'Gotham,' cast 'Southland' and 'The O.C.' star Ben McKenzie in the central role of Detective Jim Gordon, but now the new DC drama unveiled an even plumper portion of casting. Meet your new Oswald "The Penguin" Cobblepot, as well as young Bruce Wayne's loyal Alfred, Captain Essen, and Gordon's fiancée Barbara!

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‘Gotham’ Series Casts Ben McKenzie as Young Commissioner Gordon

Gotham Ben McKenzie Commissioner Gordon
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The wait is finally over, Batman fans! Fox's 'Gotham,' the upcoming Batman prequel series, has cast its Commissioner James Gordon, after months of whispers and rumors -- Ben McKenzie, formerly of 'Southland' and 'The O.C.' has been chosen to don the badge and fight crime on the streets of Gotham City in the new series that explores Batman/young Bruce Wayne's origins and the city in which he was raised. 

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Comic Strip: Josh Gad Rumored for ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘X-Men’ Empire Covers, and More Superheroes on TV

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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. Today, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' teamed up with Empire magazine to bring bloggers the most annoying reveal of all time (plus a Burger King Kids Club-looking Quicksilver), both Marvel and DC beef up their TV spheres, and more!

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Will The Penguin be Jim Gordon’s First Batman Villain?

FOX Gotham Batman Villain Penguin Oswald
Warner Bros. / DC Comics

A clear image of FOX's forthcoming 'Gotham' TV series has yet to form, even as network execs revealed that we'd be seeing a number of classic Batman villains emerge over the years, all before Bruce Wayne finally dons his famous cape and cowl. And while the Dark Knight's villains may have an early 'Gotham' presence before he hero himself, a new rumor suggest James Gordon may first come to tangle with a villainous 'Gotham' socialite, none other than The Penguin!

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series: Donal Logue Won’t Be Commissioner Gordon, But Another DC Character?

FOX Gotham Batman Commissioner Gordon Donal Logue Harvey Bullock
DC Comics / David Livingston, Getty Images

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!

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ Offers Commisioner Gordon Role to Donal Logue?

FOX Gotham Commissioner Gordon Donal Logue Batman
DC Comics / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Just yesterday we learned that FOX's Batman prequel 'Gotham' TV series would in fact include a number of characters from the Dark Knight mythology, among them Bruce Wayne and his most iconic foes, but has Commissioner Gordon's leading role already been cast? 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Vikings' star Donal Logue has reportedly been offered the part!

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