Classic Batman Characters to Appear on Fox's GOTHAM

Classic Batman Characters to Appear on Fox's GOTHAM

Expect a slew of familiar faces to show up on Fox's upcoming 'Batman' project GOTHAM.

The network's chairman, Kevin Reilly, confirmed today at TCA that iconic characters such as Catwoman, Joker, the Penguin - and even a young Bruce Wayne - will be featured in the series, following a younger Commissioner James Gordon.

"['Gotham'] has all of the classic Batman characters," Reilly said, according to Zap2It, "with a young Bruce Wayne, with a Detective Gordon, before he became Commissioner Gordon, with the Riddler, the Penguin, the Joker ... Catwoman."

The series will largely trace the origin stories of the characters. "It's this operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality," Reilly said.

In GOTHAM, created by THE MENTALIST's Bruno Heller, "Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Commissioner Gordon has appeared in comic books as well as Batman films and series, including in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, where he was played by Gary Oldman."

Reilly confirmed that he fully expects the project, with a pilot set to be directed by Danny Cannon, to go to series, with the writers getting to work in mid-February.

Photo Courtesy of DC Comics

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