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Milo Ventimiglia Joins Gotham in Recurring Role

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“Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia has officially signed on to join the cast of “Gotham” in a recurring role. Ventimiglia will appear in a major, multiple-episode recurring arc as Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre.

The Ogre is described as being handsome, wealthy, and seductive… and also a serial killer. He preys on young women in Gothamfor nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously.

According to the release, Lennon’s obsessions with finding his mate and James Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy. Though his character shares a name with a villain from DC lore, he’s an all-new character for the series.

There is no word yet when Ventimiglia will begin his recurring arc. “Gotham” airs on Mondays at 8 P.M. EST on FOX.

“Gotham” Gets a Full Season Order

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Three episodes in and FOX has officially given the series “Gotham” a full season order. The order brings the first season to a full 22 episodes. According to the network, the premiere episode of “Gotham” delivered FOX’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years and drew in 14.1 million viewers in the first seven days.

“Gotham” is an origin story of “Batman” that takes place in Gotham City. Young Detective (and future Commissioner) James Gordon and the recently orphaned Bruce Wayne meet in the troubled days before the arrival of the Dark Knight. The cast is impressive including Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sean Pertwee, “Gotham” follows Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner as he navigates the layers of corruption that secretly rule Gotham City.

The series airs Mondays on FOX at 8/7c.

FOX’s Gotham Reveals a Logo and Official Synopsis

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We finally know what FOX’s “Gotham” will give us! Along with a logo we also have an official synopsis. The DC Comics-inspired series is based upon characters published by DC and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

The synopsis is as follows:

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? 

“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. 

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid. 

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, “HawthoRNe,” Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” Another Earth). 

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.

“Gotham” TV Series to Include Classic Batman Villains

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Fox’s upcoming television series “Gotham” will include several classic Batman villains Fox chairman Kevin Reilly (via Deadline) confirmed today.

“Gotham” will focus on Commissioner Gordon before he became “the commissioner.” Young Detective Gordon will also follow the journey of young Bruce Wayne as well.

“The show will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape (in the finale).”

Reilly confirmed that fans will see our favorite villains such as The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and more.

“We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality.”

“Gotham” has already been greenlit as a pilot with veteran director Danny Cannon behind the camera. Reilly confirmed that the network has the full intention of taking the show to series.

Currently there are no actors attached to the project and there is no word on who the studio is eyeing for the lead role of Detective James Gordon.

Fox Casting a Young Bruce Wayne for Gotham Series

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With the news that Fox was moving forward with a live-action “Gotham” series, fans have been speculating who would play the lead roles of  young Detective James Gordon and 10-year-old Bruce Wayne. According to TV Show Auditions, the studio has begun casting the role of the young Batman.

The report states that:

“A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are now being cast as series regulars on the upcoming Fox TV series “Gotham” which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Under development for over a year, the project has now been given a direct-to-series order by the network, which won an intense bidding war for the Warner Bros. Television rights to the show. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in March, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.”

There is no word yet on who the studio is eyeing for the role.

“Gotham” comes from”The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller. First appearing in “Detective Comics” #27 (the 1939 comic that also debuted Batman), Commissioner James Gordon is the creation of Bill Finger and Bob Kane.

Fox Plans Batman-Inspired Series, “Gotham”

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If you are one of those people who watch any “Batman” movie or show but find yourself wondering, “but what about Commissioner Gordon?” Your pleas for some back story to the life of Gordon have been answered. Deadline has reported that Fox is working to develop a new live-action series called, “Gotham” that will follow the adventures of a young Detective James Gordon. The series comes from “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller. Continue reading

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Photos and Videos Reveal Motorcycle Action in The Dark Knight Rises

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The truly awesome thing about films shooting on-location is the ninja-like camera owners that go the extra mile to deliver the goodies, and the newest pics and videos of The Dark Knight Rising filming in New York City have some real goodies in store. Unfortunately, the clips could provide some spoilery details so you might not want to proceed if you want to be surprised.
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