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Gotham: Villains Trailer

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By Robert T. Trate     June 19, 2014
Source: Gotham


Gotham on Monday, Sept. 22 on FOX.
© FOX/ Warner Bros.
Warner Brothers, DC Comics, and FOX have released a new “Villains” Trailer for the upcoming Gotham. I love the visual here, but the narration needs some work. Stop them? They don’t, which is why you need Batman. Expect a lot of news to come out of Comic Con next month on Gotham
 
Synopsis: 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.'
 
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ElBaz13 6/19/2014 10:31:35 AM

That Selina Kyle chick still freaks me out like that chick in Splice. That weird face.

monkeyfoot 6/19/2014 12:20:38 PM

That is a cool-ass trailer. I can't wait for this.

VioLatorr 6/19/2014 12:50:53 PM

 I think it would be cool if they incorporate some of the new movie story stuff with the history of this show. I doubt it.

CaptAmerica04 6/19/2014 7:52:19 PM

I have no interest in this show.  It seems like something that is a giant set-up with no pay-off.  We will NEVER see Batman in this show, so what is the point?

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 6/19/2014 11:03:18 PM

 Because it's not about Batman and doesn't have to be.

ElBaz13 6/20/2014 6:45:32 AM

This show sounds promising but I think I will pass. I'm not a huge DC fan and there will be a lot more comic book related shows coming out that actually have the heroes in them, not prequels and origins.

I mean, if the Marvel Daredevil show was going to be a young Kingpin and Owl, a teenage Bullseye and Elektra and a kid Matt Murdoch, I would probably pass on it as well. I'm really tired of prequels and want the real thing.

 

rogue188 6/20/2014 8:17:50 AM

Pass on this. This sounds way too Smallville for my taste. I'll happily watch actual comic book shows like Arrow, the Flash and even the new Constantine to get my DC kicks.

momitchell7 6/20/2014 10:45:14 AM

 I'm not going to watch ANY more cop shows with bad guys because there is no Batman in them!

blankczech 6/20/2014 11:49:26 AM

 The only reason someone would or wouldn't watch a particular TV show that makes sense to me is because they either find it entertaining or they don't.  Since this show has yet to air on TV it's pretty impossible to judge how good it will be.  I'm really not interested in anyone's prejudices or hang-ups (it sounds way to Smallville, I don't like DC, I don't like prequels, Batman's not in it) that will keep them from giving the show a chance.  That's their problem.  In fact I don't really care if any of you people watch the show or not (the six of you won't make or break it).  As for me, I'll watch an episode or 2 prior to judging it, not that any of you guys care about what I do (which is as it should be...we're not lemmings).

ElBaz13 6/20/2014 12:16:59 PM

Glad you have enough time in your life  to fit that in your schedule.

 

 

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