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Gotham TV Series

Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Ray Finkle, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Ray Finkle

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    FOX has won the bidding for a "Gotham" TV series that centers around the origin of James Gordon's rise in the Gotham City PD. There will be no Batman in the series as it will take place before Batman however the article mentions famous Gotham villains so perhaps we'll see a few, of course they will probably be limited and second tier characters (I don't think we'll see seeing The Joker, Two Face, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin etc. but who knows right now).

    Either way this is kind of exciting news as this series has been rumored forever. Hopefully it's done well and right. I'm looking forward to it.

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/commissioner-gordon-fox-tv-series-drama/
     
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  2. Fin D

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    I'm all in.
     
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  3. Ray Finkle

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    Agreed. I think it has a lot of potential to be really good especially if they can bring in some interesting villains.
     
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  4. Fin D

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    Yeah. I think it would be great if they made it about villain origins and let them drive the show.
     
  5. Ray Finkle

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    I just hope it's not a "villain of the week" type show like Arrow is.
     
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    Shouldn't use that term so loosely. Its reserved for shows that have no season arcs or no series long plots which Arrow does have. Season 1 laid a lot of groundwork for what's coming.
     
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  7. Clark Kent

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    No batman, no care. I just don't see what the point of the show would be without Batman. CSI Gotham?
     
  8. Ray Finkle

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    Yeah but it still had a new villain almost each week. I just couldn't get into Arrow. I think I watched maybe 8 or 9 episodes and was out. Not that I thought it was bad, it just didn't hold my interest.
     
  9. Ray Finkle

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    That's kind of how I feel about Agents of Shield, but I'm still going to give it a try. I think this show has more potential mainly because of the Gordon character and cameos by some of Batman's classic villains.
     
  10. Ray Finkle

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    Some news on this series, a young Bruce Wayne will be a character on the show. Bruce will be around 12 years old at the start of the series. Also Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman will also be on various episodes.

    Production is set to begin around February.
     
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    Ben McKenzie from Southland and The OC has been cast as James Gordon. He also did the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the DC cartoon movie Batman Year One.
     
  12. NaboCane

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    That will make this series more interesting, but it will belie the traditional mythology that the supervillains came about as an effect of the existence of a Batman.
     
  13. NaboCane

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    As an aside; I don't even know why Fox keeps adding shows in the scifi/fantasy genre, only to eventually bury them on Friday nights and effectively killing them.

    The conspiracy theorist in me thinks it's by design; the corporation controlling, and thus stifling at will anything with utopian ideals.
     
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    That view is a fairly recent interpretation, IIRC.
     
  15. NaboCane

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    It was brought up by Gordon at the end of the first Bale vehicle, but it's a principle born in the 1930s Batman comics.

    Bruce's parents were killed by a street thug, and at first that's who he fought as the Batman. Then the supervillains started popping up.
     
  16. PhinsRDbest

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    Look like Essen won't be a love interest, sorta one of the defining events in Gordon's history is the Essen affair.
     
  17. Ray Finkle

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    Why would you think that?
     
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    Well I'm guessing, but she is playing his superior and by the pictures she looks older. Searched but can't find her age and the girl playing his wife looks much more hotter. Maybe with good writing they can force it. I just wonder if they are gonna avoid it, sorta like Antman looks to avoid the wife beating thing or Ironman with the alcohol.

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    I think we'll see the affair, especially it being a TV show and needing to add more storylines and content they could really drag the affair out for a whole season if they wanted too.

    The main reason why Marvel avoided those things with Iron Man and Ant Man is because they wanted to make the movies more family friendly plus in movies you're only given a limited amount of time to do certain things. DC has no problems being "more adult" so to speak.
     
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    Character's I want in the cast: Crispus Allen, Commissioner Loeb, Detective Flass, Carmine Falcone, Chief O'Hara, SWAT leader Branden, Leslie Thompkins, Joe Chill, Aunt Harriet
     
  22. Ray Finkle

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    Jada Pinkett Smith has been cast as mobster Fish Mooney.
     
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    Hhhm, she's an inch taller and possibly older????? Or are they playing the she's hitting puberty first lol?
     
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    Different take to the James Gordon/Bruce Wayne relationship?

    Also like that they used serious, I don't want this kid to be whiny at all, or else i'll whine lol.
     
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    The set pictures I've seen look really really good. I'm definitely excited for it however I do hope that the only Batman villains we see are the more "realistic" mob types like Falconi, Maroni etc. I don't want to see The Joker or The Riddler or Bane types running around as those need to come AFTER Batman as a response to him appearing. I'm going to keep an open mind about Catwoman but kind of wish they left her out of it. The series should be about mainly about Gordon and Gotham City, I don't want to see a teen romance between young Bruce and young Selina.
     
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    I hear you, I'm not to found of Young Bruce and Young Selina even knowing each other let alone be romantically involved, especially 12 year olds lol. I'm hoping Selina is more of a little troubled girl that either Gordon's or Bullock's informant and her and Bruce have little interaction.
     
  29. Ray Finkle

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    Yeah I'm hoping that too. I'm keeping an open mind about this series though.
     
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    Holy **** this looks good!!!!!!!!

    [video=youtube_share;0d1zpt6k5OI]http://youtu.be/0d1zpt6k5OI[/video]
     
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    Yeah looks pretty good, although I don't know how I feel about a young Poison Ivy (along with other villains) being in the series.
     
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    I had the opposite reaction. Looks like a typical crappy FOX show. The whole "there's a war coming!!" is so contrived... I never had high hopes for this to begin with, so I'm not going to get worked up over it.
     
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    I certainly don't think it will be the be-all and end-all, but I do believe it could be entertaining. Good, even.

    If they handle this right; write smart, don't paint themselves into corners (pregnancies, deaths that don't serve the known arc in that universe), develop the characters believably (again, serving the known arc), then it could actually become seminal in the mythology.

    I'm only grateful that it's not on the CW.
     

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