Fox Developing "Gotham" Young Jim Gordon Series

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  1. Christopher

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    That's profoundly unlikely. The Cape embraced the broad, campy flavor of its comic-book inspirations, while Gotham is inevitably going to model itself on Nolan's Batman films. I mean, come on, how is it even conceivable that any live-action Batman production in this day and age would draw on anything other than Nolan for inspiration?
     
  2. Agent Richard07

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    ^ I think it'll feel like a network show and that's what came to mind. And I didn't think it was that campy. From what I remember, it was an attempt at a dark and edgy superhero show. Sure, Gotham may try to capture what we got with Nolan's films but I don't think it'll totally get there. It's still TV.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Arrow does pretty well, and it doesn't have anywhere near the budget of a FOX show.
     
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  6. Christopher

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    For heaven's sake, give the man a mustache already!
     
  7. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    When they cast Ben McKenzie I figured this would be a mustache-free Gordon.
     
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    I'm sure that if the series lasts long enough he'll eventually get a mustache.
     
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    ^^^
    Maybe in the series finale, along with Bruce Wayne suiting up as Batman, if the show runs the distance.
     
  10. Christopher

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    Come to think of it, the first Commissioner Gordon I knew, Neil Hamilton in the '66 series, was clean-shaven too. But I think he's the only previous one.
     
  11. Agent Richard07

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    Someone in the comments section of another article had a good idea...

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  12. Captaindemotion

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    Most people don't look the same in their 20s or early 30s as in their 40s and 50s. Alfred doesn't have a bald head or pencil moustache in this incarnation, so Gordon's look doesn't bother me.

    Although McKenzie is young looking, I see a weariness and haunted look in his eyes in that pic which I think serves the character well.
     
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  14. Christopher

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    You know, it's only recently struck me how unusual it is to get this big a promotional blitz for a series that's still in the pilot-production stage. Okay, granted, it's already been picked up direct-to-series (meaning the first episode isn't strictly a pilot at all, but a premiere), but normally you wouldn't get all these press releases and in-character cast photos and everything this early in the game. I guess it's because there's so much attention directed toward this project -- and maybe because there's so much skepticism, so they're trying to win people over.
     
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    Yeah, I was shocked how much is being released officially too.
     
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    No surprise at all. Fox is desperate for a low-cost procedural in the wake of Almost Human tanking and being on the hook for Glee for at least another year. Between that and a clear desire to hook the Smallville / Agents of Nothing audience, it would have been shocking to not see a pickup.
     
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  19. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Here's the trailer:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d1zpt6k5OI[/yt]
     
  20. Trekker4747

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    Series trailer tonight during 24. Looks really good, actually.