‘Gotham’ Casts ‘Homeland’ Star as Lucius Fox
Just as FOX’s Gotham begins to lose a major character with no place in DC comics (or really even the show anymore), a Fox-y new player steps in. Homeland and 12 Years a Slave star Chris Chalk will appear in an upcoming episode as Wayne Enterprises tech genius Lucius Fox, a character who, gosh, might actually seem relevant to the story of a young Bruce Wayne.
Per Deadline, Chalk will appear at Wayne Enterprises in the penultimate episode of Gotham’s first season as “a moral beacon for young Bruce Wayne,” whose desire to help uphold Thomas Wayne’s legacy earns a spot as one of Bruce’s most important confidantes. Like many other Bat-roles this season, Chalk has an option to return more prominently in Season 2.
The character has frequently been depicted as a high-level figure (if not the head) of the Wayne corporation, most notably after Bruce turns his attention to fighting crime. Morgan Freeman famously portrayed the character through all three of Chrisopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films.
Of all of Gotham’s many unnecessary additions, Lucius Fox might actually make sense to introduce to a young Bruce Wayne, if not have around in a regular capacity. Given the superfluous nature of Jada Pinkett Smith’s exiting Fish Mooney, we’ll go ahead and consider this a more promising start to Gotham Season 2.
Gotham will return for the first of its final four Season 1 episodes on April 13.