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!
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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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!
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!
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!
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. This week, Marvel adds another Ant-Man into the mix for Edgar Wright's superhero flick, FOX reveals a ton of classic villains (and one Batman) will populate the upcoming 'Gotham' TV series, and Ben Kingsley's 'Iron Man 3' character returns for an all-new Marvel One-Shot.
The announcement of FOX's Batman-adjacent 'Gotham' TV series proved a mostly-welcome surprise, though few details beyond Commissioner Gordon's central role emerged at the time. That all changes today, as we know how and when Bruce Wayne will finally don his cape, and which major Batman villains will suit up over the course of the series!
So far we've heard criminally little of FOX's surprise 'Gotham' TV series, centering its story on the detective career of a pre-Batman Commissioner Gordon, but apart from a few recent rumors, it seems the buzzworthy pilot at least has a respectable director. 'CSI' vet Danny Cannon will helm the inaugural installment of 'Gotham,' while a new report suggests a young Bruce Wayne's inclusion in the series may not come to pass.
When last we heard of FOX's upcoming Batman-adjacent 'Gotham' TV series, we'd learned that the pilot would pick up with a young Jim Gordon investigating the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, explaining why we'd never actually see Batman within the series. That said, it seems Bruce Wayne may in fact have a much larger presence than we'd thought -- that of a series regular!