I’m actually quite excited for the upcoming series Gotham which focuses on Detective “Don’t Call Him Commissioner” Gordon and his merry band of beat cops as the struggle to maintain law and order in Gotham. The show, which is based on a great series of comics called “Gotham Central.” It was a originally reported that Batman wouldn’t appear in the series, but guess what. He will! As a little f*cking kid. Here’s the scoop on Bruce via FOX chairman Kevin Reilly, “we’re playing with [age] in casting,” he’ll be a “young boy; my guess would be somewhere around 12.” The series will end, they say, when Bruce puts on his cape.
I’m actually of the opinion that we don’t need Bruce at all in the series and that the promise of The Joker, Two-Face, Mad Hatter and The Penguin, etc. is enough. But this whole nonsense of young Bruce calls to mind my favorite Patton Oswalt routine about the Star Wars prequels. Basically FOX just promised us a big old bag of rock salt. No thank you.
Either way, I’m still lobbying for Michael Raymond-James to play Jim. Handsomely mustachioed or GTFO.