When one door closes, another one opens. That's what they say, anyhow. Turns out this logic may hold some water, as just hours after learning that Fox's Gotham may be losing Falcone crime family gangster Fish Mooney, we've now learned the series has just added Bruce Wayne confidant Lucius Fox.
Chalk's character Lucius Fox is known as Bruce Wayne's mentor and business manager as well as the Wayne Enterprises' tech wizard. In Len Wein and John Calnan's original '70s source material Fox was the long-running CEO of Wayne Enterprises but most of us have come to define him through Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman's embodiment in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy.
While Fox aids Wayne in his business activities, it is only alluded to that he is aware of his employer's secret identity. It should definitely prove interesting to see Chalk put a fresh spin on the role.
Gotham is exec produced by Bruno Heller and follows DC Comics' police rookie James Gordon as he investigates the high-profile murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, thus forming a bond with their son Bruce. While fighting crime in Gotham City we see Gordon help shape Wayne's future superhero persona The Caped Crusader while also learning the origin stories behind some of the great Batman supervillains like Penguin, Riddler, Joker, Two-Face and more.
Audiences have really taken to Gotham, many believing the series to be severely underrated. Although some probably see Jada Pinkett Smith's recent comments regarding her likely departure from the show as a bummer, the news shouldn't come as all that big of a shocker. Her character Fish Mooney has taken quite a beating over the first season and if showrunner Bruno Heller's statements regarding the potential deaths of major characters are to be applied, her expected exit probably won't be all that graceful either.
Fox's Gotham resumes April 13 with its final four episodes.