The latest trailer for Fox’s upcoming Gotham is essentially an introduction to the city’s villains before they were famous: Someone tells Oswald Cobblepot he walks like a penguin and Selina Kyle sneaks around all cat-like as a caption warns “villains will rise.” Gotham City sure sounds like a fun place to be!
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Mark your calendars, San Diego trekking TV fans: Gotham will have its world premiere screening at Comic-Con next month. The hugely anticipated new Batman prequel series will debut along with presentations for three other DC Comics-based TV shows.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are partnering for their first-ever power block of panels at the fan mega-conference. The cluster includes Fox’s Gotham, NBC’s new fall drama Constantine and The CW’s Arrow and its upcoming spin-off The Flash. The panels include: READ FULL STORY
The most anticipated drama of the fall has released some striking new character images to show off its rogue gallery of fledgling heroes and villains. Below is a new promo campaign for Fox’s Gotham with eight images exclusive to EW.com. (And if you like these, be sure to read our deep-dive exclusive Q&A with showrunner Bruno Heller and our chat with star Ben McKenzie.)
Gotham premieres this fall on Fox, and before that, it will likely have a major presence at Comic-Con next month.
Forget Batman and Commissioner Gordon: The latest teaser for Fox’s upcoming fall drama Gotham is all about the bad guys.
“How will a little girl, a low-level thug, and a businesswoman become the most dangerous villains around?” a young Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) asks in the teaser’s voice-over. That little girl is Selina Kyle (newcomer Camren Bicondova), who will soon be Catwoman. The thug is Oswald Cobblepot (Another Earth‘s Robin Lord Taylor), the man who will become Penguin. And the businesswoman? That would be Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), who will become…well, we don’t know yet, but we have theories.
Watch the sinister sneak peek below: READ FULL STORY
During his first day on the set of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham, star Ben McKenzie sat in a 1970s-era Chrysler and had a moment of doubt.
This was his first scene for the production playing Det. Jim Gordon, and it was a very simple one – McKenzie merely had to drive the car up to Wayne Manor. But suddenly, the former Southland star felt overwhelmed. “I’m sitting behind the wheel, and I’m thinking, ‘This is crazy, this is crazy. What am I doing? This is nuts. I’m never going to be able to pull this off,’” he recalled. Thankfully, the moment passed, “and it all went great.”
Below McKenzie talks about diving into the Batman universe and shooting the fall’s most highly anticipated new series, which follows a superpower and gadget-free cop responsible for stopping Gotham’s increasingly theatrical array of villains. In this prequel world, Bruce Wayne is still just a kid, and Gordon’s first assignment is investigating the mysterious murder of his parents. READ FULL STORY
It appears that the cast of Gotham is just as excited about the highly anticipated Fox series as you are. We’ve seen the trailer, we’ve seen character photos, and late Friday, star Ben McKenzie — who plays a young Jim Gordon in the Batman-universe drama — tweeted the first official cast photo. READ FULL STORY
The man behind next season’s most anticipated new show is breaking his silence on Gotham. Showrunner Bruno Heller recently sat down exclusively with EW to discuss Fox’s hugely ambitious Batman prequel series. Below Heller answers the burning questions fans have wondered about Gotham since it was first announced last year, and makes a few bold claims along the way: All those Batman films? Heller says Gotham will exceed them in terms of visual style. His very young Bruce Wayne? Gotham‘s actor is better than any who have previously played the character, he claims. Comparisons to other superhero shows? Here’s why Gotham’s approach is superior.
Heller has a track record to back up his confidence. The British writer-producer’s first series was HBO’s acclaimed Rome, which paved the way for sweeping historical and fantasy dramas on cable. His second was at the opposite end of the stylistic spectrum, and a popular hit: CBS’ procedural The Mentalist, which has run for six seasons. Still, Gotham is a show built around Det. Jim Gordon (Southland‘s Ben McKenzie) and the nascent Batman villains, rather than the caped crusader himself. Will fans accept this alternate vision of Gotham City? Will the show (trailer below) be a police procedural or serialized? And will Heller attempt to rebirth The Joker? Read on…
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?
BRUNO HELLER: Certainly from Warner Bros. and DC’s business point of view, that’s why it can be done. For me, if they said, “Do Batman,” I would have said, “No.” I would have not been interested at all. I don’t think Batman works very well on TV — to have people behind masks. Frankly, all those superhero stories I’ve seen, I always love them until they get into the costume. And then it’s, “Oh, okay, they’ve ascended, they’ve stopped becoming humans.” It’s their apotheosis. They go to heaven and they’re Superman. There have been so many great versions of it. This is a version of something else entirely. READ FULL STORY
We can say this about Donal Logue’s new look in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham…he’s certainly not in Charming anymore. The leather jacket. The detective hat. We dig it.
As previously reported, Logue, arguably known best for his work on Sons of Anarchy, will play Det. Harvey Bullock in the buzzy Fox project. Bullock is the rough-around-the-edges partner and mentor of Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), the character at the center of the series.
The Gotham pilot is executive produced by Mentalist EP Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon (CSI). Cannon is also directing the pilot, which is currently in production.
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