Here we are at the second of Gotham, but I enjoyed the first episode it was great to get a feel for the characters and to meet most of the main players. The Penguin betrayed Fish who betrayed Falcone, Gordon “shot” The Penguin. Bullock is a dirty cop and a drunk but we already knew that. The Wayne’s were killed and Gordon plans on doing everything to bring their killer to justice.
Here is it the series premiere of Gotham which we have all been waiting for, well I know I have. I am super excited for this, I am hoping they don’t disappoint.
I know we are all very excited for the new Gotham show, I bet we all have things that we would like to see happen. I wanted to go over the list of some of what I would like to see happen over the series, not just the first season because we all know that this will be the set up season for the show.
In a new short clip from Fox’s Gotham, they spotlight Catwoman, The Penguin, and Fish Mooney.
The clip is short but it does tell us that young Selina Kyle, Oswald Cobblepot and Fish Mooney are going to major villains. I am not sure if it’s for the whole series or if it is just for the first season. I’m pretty is it will be for the whole series, well maybe not for Fish Mooney since the Penguin works for her. At the same time it is nice get a slight idea how these villains are going to be worked into the series. We already know that The Riddler and Poison Ivy are also going to be in the series and have already been cast. The Riddler is working in the forensics department of the Gotham PD. Fish Mooney is a business women/crime boss in the city. The Penguin is one of her low-level thugs, it looks like she sends him out to do some of the beatings. Young Selina Kyle is just a little thief that should not be cornered. It looks like Gordon and Bullock might have their work cut out for them with this crew. There is still talks of bringing in the Joker which could also mean seeing Harley Quinn. As well all know there is a long list of Batman villains still left to be introduced. I am very interested to see how they put this all together.
Character photos have been released for Gotham:
In order from top left, Selina Kyle, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Fishy Mooney, Oswald Cobblepot, Barbara Kean, Captain Sarah Essen, Detective Harvey Bullock, Detective Jim Gordon.
What do you think of these pics? Do you think the show has been casted well?
I personally think they did a great job casting the show, without knowing who is playing who I would be able to tell by most of the pics. Since there are not many images of these characters younger, the show did a good job of picking people who could look like a younger versions of their character or an actor who played that character.
You will be able to check out Gotham on Mondays before Sleepy Hollow this fall.
Fox has released more images from the set of Gotham. We have another image of Selina Kyle, this time with a cat.
I knew they were going to have to show her with a cat or cats at some point, I just did not expect them to do it with release photos. I am happy to see this image, Bicondova claims to be a lover of cats, so that will be a great asset to her.
The next set of photos we have are the infamous death of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
While I am happy we got to see a photo of him with the parents, I think the first one with them walking or one with him crying over the dead bodies would have been enough. The photo of the parents falling and the last one with them on the ground just do not do the scene or story justice. If you are person who lives under a rock or really young you might not know how Bruce’s parents die. In these stills it does nothing to explain why Bruce was left alive. In the last still it looks like the shooter is walking away. I was always under the impression the shooter got spooked and ran away that is why Bruce was left alive. Maybe they are going with a different approach or maybe the stills are doing a bad job of showing the shooter running away. I guess we will have to wait and see once the show airs.
We also have the first photo of Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth
I like his look, this is what I would expect an English butler to look like. I am just waiting to see what approach he will take – will he be stiff or friendly. Will he act like a traditional butler or will he act like someone who has raised Bruce from infancy?
What do you think of these new set photos?
We have some great first look pictures from Fox’s Gotham. Filming for the show began this week, we are very excited for these first look photos.
The first one shows Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin. I like the way McKenzie looks as a young Gordon. I am interested to see where they are going with The Penguin. I am pretty sure in lore he was born looking like a penguin and these pics he doesn’t look anything like one.
The next pic is of Gordon and Donal Logue who plays Harvey Bullock. I like the look of Bullock, he looks like he could be an older and rougher around the edge cop. I can definitely see him hiding a flask in his coat. There is an official character description of Bullock.
“Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor, the rough-around-the-edges Detective Harvey Bullock plays loose with police procedure, but gets results — and he does so with old-school, hard-ass panache.”
Here is the official image of Bullock alone; I have so say I am really liking this image.
Next, we have the official image of Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. I really like the look of her. She really reminds me of a young Michelle Pfieffer. I really like how they positioned her so it almost looks like she has cat ears – great foreshadowing.
Next, up we have some great photos of David Mazouz who is Bruce Wayne aka Batman and Bicondova. I like the look Mazouz in Bruce’s school uniform and I love the pic him wearing the Batman mask. I like the action shots of Bicondova, she has the possibility to get that Catwoman stealth and slink down. I like the goggles because they remind of Catwoman’s current costume. I also appreciate that she is stealing milk. I really like the picture of Mazouz and Bicondova together I hope that means that we will be seeing Bruce and Selina together on the show.
Then we have a few pictures just of McKenzie, I will admit that it is weird to see a young Gordon when I am use to older look.
Gotham will air on Fox this upcoming fall season.
Gotham has released the logo and official synopsis for the upcoming TV show. Let’s check out what they have to say:
“Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?”
“GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.”
This part we already knew about, we knew the show would deal with mostly with Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne. We also knew that we would be seeing some of the iconic villains only younger.
“Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.”
I like this part; we always knew that Gordon was an idealist, which is what made Gordon who he was. Much like Batman, Gordon believed that Gotham could be saved, which is one of the reason’s why he teamed up with Batman in the first place.
“Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.”
In the Batman Begin’s movie, Gordon was one of the cops on duty when the Wayne’s were killed. He is one of the first people to comfort a young Bruce Wayne. Having Gordon vow to catch their killer will be a great way to connect Gordon and Wayne throughout the series. I like the description of hauntingly intense for young Bruce Wayne because they seem like a very Batmanesqe description. We all know that once Bruce’s parents are killed he stops being a child anymore.
“As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, “HawthoRNe,” Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” Another Earth).”
It says that Gordon will run into these characters, which makes complete sense. I really hope Bruce runs into Selina, because I would love to see their interaction evolve. It would be so cute and innocent to start and then evolve into something more provocative and sexy. I have been shipping Batman and Catwoman since I was a little kid watching Batman Returns in theaters, I have been shipping them the longest. They did say Selina is a skilled pickpocket, she could very easily pickpocket Bruce Wayne, I am just saying.
“Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.”
I am interested in seeing how the friendship between Bruce and Gordon plays out. I could see it being pivotal in helping Bruce becoming Batman. Gordon is a good detective and probably in the comics has figured out that Bruce Wayne is Batman, if a young Tim Drake can do that, then I am sure Gordon can.
I like the synopsis; I know the show obviously will not be exactly like lore because of how they are doing it. I am expecting something similar to Smallville. The logo looks great, it looks dark and gritty which is how Gotham needs to look. I am wondering if they are going to go with Joe Chill not only being the person who killed Bruce’s parents but also being the Joker. That is one of the possible origin stories for the Joker. Let’s be fair no one knows the Joker’s actual age.
I am very curious to see how this show goes.
Gotham is back in the news; David Mazouz has been cast as young Bruce Wayne.
I know many of us have been wondering who they would cast in this rather important role. They have chosen to go with a lesser known actor. Mazouz biggest role was on Touch. Bruce Wayne is described as “serious and soulful, and relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.”
They have also cast actress/dancer Camren Bicondova as young Selina Kyle.
This is a big one for me since Catwoman is my favorite comic book character. Bicondova is mostly a newcomer to the acting world. Selina Kyle is described as “a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. She’s a street thief and skilled pickpocket who is dangerous when cornered.” I am happy they mentioned skilled pickpocket because I was guessing that is how her and Bruce Wayne would meet. The fact they are making her an orphan tells me that they might stick to her actual background, because Selina Kyle was a young orphan as well. Her mom killed herself and her father drank himself to death, leaving Selina and her sister Maggie alone.
I have to say that I will be checking this out, since Batman is my favorite DC comic. I am really hoping they do a good job with it, because I will seriously cry if they don’t.