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Donal Logue for Gordon on Gotham?

Too Old?

By Robert T. Trate     January 15, 2014
Source: Latino Review


Ben McKenzie to play James Gordon on Gotham
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In this modern age it is hard to trust any one news site for news. To make this even more complicated a quick Tweet can shoot a story down. Latino Review, who sometimes gets the scoop and sometimes does not, is reporting that Warner Brothers has offered the role of Jim Gordon to Donal Logue (Copper, Sons of Anarchy) in Gotham. 

Yet Donal Logue was quick to Tweet: “@nerdbastards not true! I wish-would be awesome (but who could top Gary Oldman?) From what I heard, Gotham catches Gordon in his late 20′s”. 

There might be some truth to that as Donal Logue is now 47 years old. Bruce Wayne in the series is supposed to be 12 years old. It really doesn’t line up, age wise. 

Fox has already stated that the Penguin, the Riddler, and the Catwoman will all be on the series. 

Is Logue too old Maniacs? Sound off below!

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Wiseguy 1/15/2014 7:34:21 AM

Terrible choice and I pray it's false.

dojen1 1/15/2014 7:43:25 AM

I think this series is a bad idea. However, I think Logue is a fine and underestimated actor. He shoud do well. Canon up til now tells us that Batman's appearance is what led to costumed villains in Gotham, so the idea of a Pebguin or a Catwoman about while BW is a pre-teen sounds off to me.

WarCry 1/15/2014 7:53:07 AM

 I'm with dojen1. I think Logue would be great in the role, but this whole series has "disaster" writ large.

I know it's hard to get stuck on one story, but YEAR ONE seems, to me, to be the definitive origin story and it happens to be not only Batman's origin, but Gordon's as well. Gordon arrived about the time Wayne came back, at about age 28. Gordon was already a veteran, so call him maybe 37, 38 at the time (he was military vet and veteran police at the time, so I think that age adds up; 10 years military, 10 years a cop).

And, as dojen1 also said, a huge part of the Batman mythos is that the hero created the villains. This is just....I hate to say stupid about a show that's not even left the drafting board yet, but I have yet to hear anything that inspires any feeling other than dread about this show. DC is going to screw this up and it will hurt the chances for a GOOD Batman show for years to come.

Wiseguy 1/15/2014 8:18:51 AM

That ain't no huge part of the Batman's mythos. Nolan just made it popular with suggestion of escalation by criminals. I've read Batman comics on and off for years and that's never been any sort of constant or ongoing topic. Definitely not anymore so than any other hero and his rogues

And he donned the costume because shit was already so fuckedup in Gotham

Looking forward to the series and hopefully Logue's statement is true and he isn't doing it.

NoPatch 1/15/2014 8:22:09 AM

 So are we going to see a Edward Ningma doing puzzles in school, a deformed Cobblepot kid, and a poor living on the street Selina Kyle? I am begining to agree this is sounding like a bad idea. If it was just Gordon and a currupt polics force and him working his way up it would be a cool idea like The Shield, but this......I am not thrilled.

WarCry 1/15/2014 8:41:11 AM

 Wiseguy, you're dead wrong. The idea that Batman created the "costumed villains" is a huge part of Batman's stories. It was a key plot-point in Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS back in 1986, with a psychiatrist character going on TV and blaming Batman for warping the mind of "poor, innocent people" like Joker.

Nolan didn't create the concept. Nolan didn't create anything new in his movies. He'll be the first to tell you which comic stories influenced his films.

Wiseguy 1/15/2014 8:47:19 AM

That's it and Nolan revived the idea and made it popular. It isn't a HUGE part of his mythos at all. His relation with his rogues ain't no different than most heroes and it isn't an ongoing topic or moral dilemma. So no you are wrong unless your idea of huge has a different meaning from the dictionary

Him being an orphan, having his parents shot in front of him, no killing, no using guns. These are huge parts of his mythos not what you keep saying. He didn't create most of his villains. They have a connection just like any hero and his rogues...THAT IS ALL.

CaptAmerica04 1/15/2014 8:48:54 AM

This serious sounds like a terrible idea.  A Batman show with NO Batman?!?!  It's a police procedural that's going to set itself apart from the rest by... name dropping future events from the comics, events that we will never actually see?!?!  WTF?!

Someone at Warners really needs to put down the bottle, the joint, and the straw and head on over for a 2 week vacation at Passages Malibu.

 

Wiseguy 1/15/2014 8:52:18 AM

Heck outside of the Joker most of Batman's psychos had their own inner demons and in no way can most be attributed to him.

This idea is just a fallacy that was used by Miller once and brought up by Nolan in the films

BunyonSnipe 1/15/2014 9:15:44 AM

 When they say Catwoman, they surely mean a young Selina Kyle...

Shes about the same age a Bruce, surely!?!

 

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