Fox Developing "Gotham" Young Jim Gordon Series

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  1. Christopher

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    Okay, maybe I am focusing on that possibility a bit too much. What I meant to say is that there are various conflicting possibilities being suggested, and I guess I got too fixated on that particular one. The other option, which I think I have said I'd prefer, is that it focuses mainly on Gordon and keeps Bruce in the background. Really, what I'm trying to say is that we just don't know yet, and maybe I should just leave it at that.
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Edit: never mind. I responded before you edited your post to a more measured reply.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Yeah -- I guess I got carried away with a line of thought and lost track of my overall point. I needed a little time to reflect on my own statement and see how I'd lost perspective.
     
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    No problem. I appreciate the reconsideration.
     
  5. Praetorian Guard

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    Alfred and The Penguin have officially been cast:

    http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox...ers-the-penguin-alfred-pennyworth-1201097899/
     
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    Looks like a very tough young Alfred is on the cards, along the lines of Beware the Batman.
     
  7. Praetorian Guard

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    Looks like they've also announced a couple of more cast members: Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Gordon’s fiancée who is an ER doctor and Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Gordon’s boss.

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/fox-batman-drama-gotham-cast-the-penguin-alfred/
     
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    Pertwee as Alfred is clearly meant to be in the vein of Michael Caine's take, albeit younger, rather than the Michael Gough type. I must admit, I find him inconsistent as an actor (seems like a nice guy though) so I'd have to reserve judgement on his casting.

    Don't know any of the others but its good to see the project taking shape.
     
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    The casting is interesting so far. I wonder if they will cast an unknown or established boy actor as Bruce. :shrug: I just hope that the writers are good too.
     
  10. Christopher

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    Not to mention Batman: Earth One and the Nolan movies. The idea of Alfred as an ex-intelligence officer and military field medic has been around in the comics since the late '70s or early '80s. Usually he's been portrayed as more of an ideal Jeeves type of butler who only showed his hardass side when circumstances compelled it, but in recent years that side's been more emphasized.

    Although I'm sure the extent of the thinking that went into it in the show was "young Michael Caine."
     
  11. Agent Richard07

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    So much for Babs, unless they bring in her in anyway, make her Gordon's niece, then reveal later on that she's his illegitimate daughter.
     
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    So Bullock is over a decade older than Gordon in this iteration of the Batman universe. This is the first time Bullock will be featured in a live action production, right? Although there have been characters loosely patterned on him on film before, and of course he's been seen in animated form.
     
  14. Christopher

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    Yes, although there was a similar character named Eckhardt in Tim Burton's Batman (IMDb actually lists him on Bullock's character page, weirdly enough). And I think the Batman Begins version of Det. Flass looked more like Bullock than like the big blond jock that Flass was in the comics.
     
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    Yes, it was Eckhardt and and the Batman Begins version of Flass that I was referring to when I said we've seen characters loosely patterned on Bullock.
     
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    I would add Det. Gerard Stephens from The Dark Knight to that list, although he seems more in line with the Bullock from the 90s comics, when he'd become a good cop who's loyal to Gordon.

    So, I assume the Captain Essen will be Sarah Essen?! Because, according to the description from the article, they'd take a bit of licence with the portrayal of that character.
     
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    I was always a little surprised we never saw Bullock in Nolan's movies especially since we saw versions of his character appear in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (Nolan's portrayal of Flass, the Stephens character, as mentioned above).

    I understand that Montoya was originally going to be in The Dark Knight but it was someone in the creative writing team (Chris Nolan, Jonathan Nolan or David Goyer) that argued her portrayal was inconsistent with the comics so her named was changed to Ramirez.

    It does appear that this will be the first live-action portrayal of Bullock, which is exciting. I hope we see other characters like Crispus Allen and Montoya somewhere along the way (even though they play roles in the Batman Task Force in the comics). I am excited for this younger version of Alfred. Sean Pertwee is an interesting actor and it'll be interesting to see a younger, harder Alfred for a change - we are so used to older British actors in the role (even though Michael Caine's Alfred was more hardened in the Nolan movies).
     
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    Variety, Deadline, etc are reporting Donal Logue has been signed to play Harvey Bullock.

    EDIT: Never mind. Got ninja'd!
     
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    Logue is the only cast member announced so far that I have more than a passing familiarity with, but I've really liked him in the other roles I've seen him in, so I'm happy.
     
  20. Christopher

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    I liked Logue as the nice-guy lead in the sitcom The Knights of Prosperity. It's hard to imagine him as Bullock.