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'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"- Who Will Play 'Commissioner Gordon' ?

12 July 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" recently filmed in Michigan, with sources reporting that DC Comics' character 'Commissioner Gordon', a close ally of 'Batman' could appear in the new film. If the rumors are true, fans agree the role should go to an Emmy Award winning actor, who previously played the character in a DC Universe Animated Original Movie:

The campaign is on again to have three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, who previously voiced 'Lt. Jim Gordon' in the 2011 DC Universe Animated Original Movie "Batman: Year One", to appear in the new film, this time not as 'Lex Luthor', but as 'Jim Gordon'.

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- Michael Stevens

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10 Marvel Graphic Novels You Must Read Before You Die

11 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel Comics

You can’t swing a dead Robin without hitting an excellent DC graphic novel, but when it comes to the House Of Ideas it’s a different story. Marvel characters tend to be better known for single issues (like Spider-Man’s The Night Gwen Stacy Died), long runs on a title by a certain creative team (like Ed Brubaker’s Captain America), or simply as ongoing series themselves. There isn’t really the same canon of classic, trade paperback-length storylines in the same vein as, say, Batman: Year One. Plus most of the more well known miniseries, crossover events or classic stories – Civil War, Infinity Gauntlet, The Dark Phoenix Saga – are so well known as to be part of the collective pop culture consciousness. You probably know what happens in them before you’ve even read them.

They also don’t really work as standalone graphic novels. Civil »

- Tom Baker

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Ben McKenzie Talks Gotham And Playing Gordon As A Hero Forced To Compromise

12 June 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Fox unveils its Batman-inspired crime drama series Gotham, surely this fall’s most anticipated new show, it will have to face the inevitable question: how do you make a show about the Caped Crusader’s beloved city without him? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben McKenzie, who stars as a young detective named Jim Gordon (left), touches on that very question and discussed the struggle in playing a white knight surrounded by compromised cops who often aren’t much better than the criminals they chase.

When Gotham opens, Thomas and Martha Wayne have been gunned down in Crime Alley in front of their young son Bruce (David Mazouz). The investigation into their murder becomes Gordon’s first case in Gotham City. Discussing Gordon’s struggle to remain pure even in the crime-ridden metropolis, McKenzie said:

He’s a truly honest man. The last honest man in a city full of crooked people. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Batman v Superman": Who Will Play 'Commissioner Gordon' ?

6 June 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continues filming in Michigan, with sources reporting that DC Comics' character 'Commissioner Gordon', a close ally of 'Batman' could appear in the new film. If the rumors are true, fans agree the role should go to an Emmy Award winning actor, who previously played the character in a DC Universe Animated Original Movie:

The campaign is on again to have three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, who previously voiced 'Lt. Jim Gordon' in the 2011 DC Universe Animated Original Movie "Batman: Year One", to appear in the new film, this time not as 'Lex Luthor', but as 'Jim Gordon'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Bryan Cranston in "Batman: Year One"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Graphic Review: Batman Volume 4: Zero Year - Secret City

27 May 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

DC Comics takes another opportunity to update the origin of the Dark Knight for the New 52 with Batman Volume 4: Zero Year - Secret City. The book collects issues 21 through 24 of the monthly title and Batman Zero Year: The Director's Cut #1. If you're worried about getting a repeat of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One, you can leave your reservations at the door.

Gotham City is entering a new era shrouded in mystery. A masked vigilante dubbed the Batman has declared war against the criminals overrunning the metropolitan. A gang led by a crook calling himself the Red Hood rise up to wreak havoc and take control of the corrupt underground.

Writer Scott Snyder takes the origin of Batman in a different direction that proves to be as entertaining as Frank Miller's critically acclaimed Year One. It's hard not to make comparisons, but the two stories do have different atmospheres. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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What To Read Before You Watch Gotham

20 May 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fox has recently unveiled the new trailer for their upcoming series Gotham. The series takes place just after the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents, and years before he becomes Batman. Episodes will focus on the Gotham Police Department, particularly a young Jim Gordon, as they confront early incarnations of classic Gotham baddies. Judging by the trailer and the hype surrounding it, the show has quite a bit of promise.

Most people know very little about Jim Gordon, a character always playing second fiddle to Bruce Wayne’s Batman. Over the years, however, DC has released a number of series that truly highlight the commissioner, as well as what Gotham was like before the arrival of the Dark Knight Detective.

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Black Mirror

The story here focuses on Jim Gordon and his son, James Jr. The play between Gordon and his son is rather interesting throughout this story. Jim Gordon Junior is crazy; Certifiable. »

- Doctor Cory

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Watchmen's long journey from page to screen

17 April 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 22 Apr 2014 - 06:46

Alan Moore always said his graphic novel was unfilmable, and for a while, that almost looked true. Mark looks at attempts to adapt Watchmen

It's now been just over five years since Zack Snyder brought Watchmen, the acclaimed comic series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, to the big screen. Whatever you think of the final film, you could hardly say that the source material was easy to adapt.

Moore's thought-provoking script and Gibbons' detailed artwork came together to make one of the most acclaimed comic series ever created- frequently referred to as comics' answer to The Godfather. Some argue that the comic book movie genre got its Godfather with The Dark Knight in 2008, but studios were trying to adapt Watchmen long before that.

In fact, Hollywood's flirtations with the material date all the way back to the period when Tim Burton's Batman became a huge hit, »

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Darren Aronofsky Explains Why He Didn’t Direct ‘The Wolverine’ & ‘Man Of Steel’

31 March 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After years of being a celebrated indie, relatively non-mainstream filmmaker, director Darren Aronofsky has the number one movie in the country with his biblical epic “Noah” (and it should be noted it’s a pretty dark, non-mainstreamy tentpole). And while he’s flirted with many super hero movies over the years, perhaps the Russell Crowe-starring movie will finally get him there. “In reality, our original super heroes were characters the Bible so these were the original super hero stories. People have forgotten how amazing these stories were,” Aronofsky said in a recent Epk interview. But for the traditionalists out there, Aronofsky could go down as one of the biggest “what-ifs” in super hero comic book history. The “Black Swan” filmmaker tried, failed and eventually gave up on adapting Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One” (you can read more about on our feature: 20 Superhero Movies That Couldn't Fly All The »

- Edward Davis

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Darren Aronofsky held discussions with Warner Bros. about directing Man of Steel

31 March 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having topped the U.S. box office this past weekend with his latest film Noah, director Darren Aronofsky has been doing the press rounds in promotion of the Biblical epic, and during a chat with MTV the subject of comic book movies was brought up. As we know, Aronofsky came close to rebooting the Batman franchise in the early 2000s with an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One, while he was also set to link up with The Fountain star Hugh Jackman for last year's The Wolverine.

Well, it turns out those weren't the only two superhero movies that could have had Aronofsky's name on the credits, with the director revealing to Josh Horowitz that he held "a few conversations" with Warner Bros. and producer Christopher Nolan about helming last year's Superman reboot Man of Steel, and that he would have "absolutely" taken the job under the right circumstances. »

- Gary Collinson

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Aronofsky On Almost Directing "Man of Steel"

31 March 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Noah" filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has twice come close to directing a superhero movie. First it was an ambitious hard-r interpretation of Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One," an idea rejected with the studio which ultimately opted instead for the now legendary Chris Nolan Batman trilogy.

Then it was the more recent "The Wolverine," a job that Aronofsky dropped out of with filmmaker James Mangold filling his shoes. Yet did you know there was potentially another one he could have been a part of - Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel".

Speaking with MTV, Aronofsky revealed that he had "a few conversations" with both producer Christopher Nolan and Warner Brothers about the film but was ultimately happy with Snyder's selection and approach:

"I thought Zack was a great choice, and I loved his 'Watchmen' movie. I thought it was great. I thought that as a fan of the comic, »

- Garth Franklin

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Ben McKenzie's Detective Jim Gordon in latest Gotham character image

27 March 2014 12:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've already seen a few set photos featuring Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Batman: Year One) as a young Detective James Gordon in Gotham, but now we've got an official look courtesy of Fox's latest character image from the Batman prequel series....

And if you've missed any of them, we've also got the character images for Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot and newcomer Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle.

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? »

- Gary Collinson

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First Official Image Of Ben McKenzie As Jim Gordon In ‘Gotham’

27 March 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros’ and Fox Televisions’ upcoming Batman prequel series, Gotham, is currently filming over in the Us and we are beginning to get a feel of what the show will eventually turn out like. From the dark, gritty atmosphere of the official logo and the few set photos that have surfaced online, it definitely seems as if the show will (at least partially) take inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy in terms of tone and realism.

Over the past week we have seen the first official images of the shows principal cast including Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald Cobblepot and Donal Logue’s Detective Harvey Bullock. Now we have our first official look at the star of show, who is of course Jim Gordon played by Ben McKenzie (The Oc, Southland, Batman: Year One). You can check out the image below:

As a huge fan of the actors previous work, »

- Ben Read

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Official still of Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock in Gotham

20 March 2014 11:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier in the week we got our first look at Donal Logue (Blade, Sons of Anarchy) in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham thanks to a set photo showing him and Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Batman: Year One) as a mustache-free Jim Godon, and now we've got the first official promo shot from the series featuring Bullock's "rough-around-the-edges" Gcpd Detective....

Presumably we can expect to see plenty more of the character images over the coming days and weeks...

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Ben McKenzie as Detective Gordon in Gotham

17 March 2014 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got to see Grant Gustin's Barry Allen and Matt Ryan's John Constantine in full costume from the upcoming pilots for The Flash and Constantine, and now we've got an unofficial first look at the lead of another DC pilot, with Contact Music posting a selection of set photos showing Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Batman: Year One) as Detective Gordon in the Batman prequel series Gotham...

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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Donal Logue on his Detective Harvey Bullock casting in Gotham

19 February 2014 7:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, it was rumoured that Blade and Sons of Anarchy star Donal Logue was set to take on the role of Commissioner Gordon in Fox's upcoming DC series Gotham, and while the role of Detective Gordon subsequently went to Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Batman: Year One), the original report wasn't entirely wide of the mark, with Logue announced as having secured the role of Gotham P.D. Detective Harvey Bullock. Speaking to Nerd Repository, Logue has discussed his casting in the Batman prequel series, as well as giving us some insight into the tone of the show.

"What I do love about Gotham, that I can say so far, is that it creates this incredible world that, for me, you can step into things that almost feel like the roaring 20s, and then there’s this other really kind of heavy Blade Runner vibe floating around", Logue responded when »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex - The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phase Three, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham and more

16 February 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Phase Three, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow and more...

Well, The Avengers: Age of Ultron has kicked off production this past week, with the crew heading to Johannesburg for a fortnight of filming in South Africa (with the city apparently doubling for Johannesburg, rather than Wakanda), so we should expect to see and hear plenty from the Joss Whedon-helmed sequel over the coming weeks and months, and to get us started new cast addition Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marelene, Godzilla) has spoken about her costume for the Scarlet Witch, reiterating that we'll be seeing something different than the »

- Gary Collinson

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Gary Oldman offers some Jim Gordon advice to Gotham's Ben McKenzie

13 February 2014 6:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week it was announced that Ben McKenzie (Southland, Batman: Year One) will take on the role of Detective Jim Gordon in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham, and now McKenzie has received some words of advice from the last man to don the 'tache, Gary Oldman, who starred as Gordon in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

"I’m sure he’s going to be fabulous," Oldman tells Access Hollywood. "[My advice is to] go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had whole other life." However, when told that the series will revolve around a pre-Dark Knight Bruce Wayne, Oldman responded with a 'perplexed look on his face', stating: "A show without Batman?"

Gotham has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and will also feature Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, »

- Gary Collinson

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Donal Logue joins Gotham as Harvey Bullock

12 February 2014 10:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After adding five cast members yesterday [see here and here], Fox has now filled another key role in its upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham, with Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Blade) signing on to play Detective Harvey Bullock. Logue had previously been identified by Latino-Review as a potential addition, although they assumed he'd be playing the role of Jim Gordon, which has now been filled by Ben McKenzie (Batman: Year One).

Logue and McKenzie are set to be joined in the cast of the pilot by Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen and Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean, the future Mrs. Gordon. The show has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), with Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd) set to executive produce, as well as directing the pilot.

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- Gary Collinson

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Alfred Pennyworth, The Penguin and more cast in Batman prequel series Gotham

11 February 2014 2:54 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the announcement that Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Batman: Year One) is set to play Detective James Gordon in Gotham, it's been revealed that four more names have joined the Batman prequel series with Fox casting the roles of Bruce Wayne's trusted butler and father figure Alfred Pennyworth, a pre-Penguin Oswald Cobblepot, Gordon's boss Captain Essen, and his fiance and future Mrs. Gordon Barbara Kean.

British actor Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) has been cast as an Earth One-style Alfred, whom Variety describes as "a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman."

Taking on the role of Oswald Cobblepot is Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth), with the character description stating,"with the brains of a chess grandmaster »

- Gary Collinson

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How Ben McKenzie's roles have prepared him to play Jim Gordon, not just 'The O.C.' bad boy

10 February 2014 1:47 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This weekend, it was announced that Ben McKenzie has landed the lead role of Jim Gordon in Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series, Gotham. Minutes later, Twitter exploded with congratulations, a few skeptical remarks, and every O.C.-to-Gotham pun you can think of: “Welcome to Gotham, bitch.” “I hope Jim Gordon’s going to wear a choker.” “Does this mean Seth Cohen will be be The Joker?” And although I understand everyone’s desire to reference McKenzie’s well-known run as Ryan Atwood on my favorite show in the history of ever, I also want to stress that McKenzie »

- Samantha Highfill

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