Gotham Photo Reveals Ben McKenzie As Detective James Gordon
Warner Bros. has been releasing a new character photo for Bruno Heller's upcoming Fox drama Gotham everyday since last week and today's character just so happens to be the lead. The series, which will serve as a prequel to Batman's era in Gotham City, will center on Ben McKenzie's Detective James Gordon.
We know from the series' official synopsis that Jim Gordon grew up in the surrounding suburbs of Gotham City, romanticizing the metropolis as a glamorous and exciting place. Gotham is where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Gotham will have him two weeks into his new job as a detective and engaged to Barbara Kean (Erin Richards). He has everything the way he wants it and is determined to bring Gotham back to greatness.
Gordon was played by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight films:
Ben McKenzie's character photo for Gotham shows a clean-cut Gordon looking young, fresh and motivated, which may be a contrast to the sight of his partner, Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue:
The previous Gotham character photos have revealed Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova)
And Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth:
And most recently, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin:
Of the lead characters, we're still waiting for glimpses of David Mazouz, who will play the young Bruce Wayne in this drama, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who's on board to play the villainous gangster Fish Mooney. We might also see photos for Zabryna Guevara, who's playing Captain Essen, and Erin Richards, Jim's fiancé.
We know from the description that Gotham will not only focus on Gordon's efforts to clean up Gotham and rise the ranks of the police department, but it will also focus on the unlikely friendship he forms with Bruce Wayne, who's living in the wake of his parents deaths, heir to their fortune and being cared for by his unflappable butler, Alfred. It'll be interesting to see how both Alfred and Bruce fit into the story.
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