Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Gotham trailer

Here's the first look at Gotham. Ben McKenzie stars as Detective James Gordon in the new TV series set during Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) pre-Batman childhood with teen versions of his various enemies making appearances including Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), the Penguin (Robin Taylor), the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Two-Face, the Joker, and Poison Ivy (Clare Foley). I wonder how long it will take before one of them pushes Bruce into a locker or steals his lunch money? Sigh. The show also stars Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Sara Paxton, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, and Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen. The trailer certainly looks slick, and looks more Gordon (and less Bruce) driven than I expected, but I'm still having trouble investing anything in this concept and would have far preferred the idea of resurrection the original Smallville pitch around a late teens/early twenties Bruce Wayne's journey to become Batman. Gotham will premiere this Fall on FOX.

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