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Here's Who the Batman Prequel 'Gotham' Cast As Its Sadistic Gangster Boss

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 19, 2014 | Comments ()


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Here’s someone you’d not typically associate with the role of a villain, Jada Pinkett Smith, who will play Fish Mooney in the Batman prequel, Gotham.

Did you just turn your head to the side inquisitively? Me too.

From E! Online:

The character, which is original to the show, is described as a hothead “sadistic gangster boss” and owns one of Gotham’s hottest nightclubs. She’s got street smarts and “almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book.”

What kind of name is Fish Mooney, anyway?

I like the casting choice, and the big name to go along with Ben McKenzie, who will play Detective James Gordon, and Donal Logue, who is set to play the Commissioner of Gotham. (Here’s the rest of the Gotham cast).


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  • Jada can do villain. When it comes to a mix of talent and beauty, she is already one of the greatest foes that the tensile strength of my jeans has faced.

  • Dave Dorris

    I can see it. She always struck me as someone who, with the right provocation, would gut you like a fish. Literally or metaphorically.

  • I think this is good casting. I'm going to have to watch this show, aren't I? Maybe the new rule is Marvel for movies, DC for TV.

  • Tom

    I didn't turn my head to the side inquisitively but I did say "really?" out loud. I don't even necessarily care about this show but I love this. The world has missed Jada Pinkett.

  • meadowdancer

    True. Plus she can go hard. I am glad she is bouncing back from that Hawthorne mess. That whole last season I thought someone somewhere was throwing darts at a board to come up with story lines.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Different. I like it. And Jada can certainly play hard.

  • BlackRabbit

    And as an added bonus, I'd suggest Ving Rhames as her main muscle, Waylon "Killer Croc" Jones. Dress him in an alligator skin jacket and give him some scars. Or Sterling K. Brown. Or just grab some scary bugger from the UFC like Alistair Overeem or Jeff Monson.

  • Hot Tea

    YESS to Ving Rhames! I need this to happen.

  • BlackRabbit

    Only reason I might argue against him is if there's any fighting, as regards his age. No disrespect to Mr. Rhames, just thinking about "realism".

  • Hot Tea

    Yeah... totally forgot about that one. *sad face* He could be something like her pacifier. Or mentor. Or maybe her voice of reason. No? Missed him on the screen a lot lately. :-(
    *curse realism out loud*

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