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, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock.
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