Published On: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014

Donal Logue rumored to be joining TV series ‘Gotham’ likely as Detective Bullock

batman-year-one-david-mazzucchelli comic book cover batman jim gordonFOX’s in-development TV series taking place in Batman’s home city, centering in Jim Gordon, may have made their first casting decision. Grounded for Life star Donal Logue may be joining GPD, but not was Gordon and certainly not as Bruce Wayne.

Latino Review, the site responsible for breaking the news corrected their initial bulletin on the subject and made a couple of additional clarifications.

Logue has been courted to play Bullock, Gotham‘s pilot also has Bullock written down as a 40-something man who will act as a mentor figure for Gordon.

In the comics, Bullock at one time represented an unscrupulous foil to Gordon’s honest cop. The character began as a corrupt lawman, more than happy to accept bribes and all too eager to take a chance to sabotage Gordon in an effort to throw off his career.

Logue’s potential involvement were they dashed by a single tweet from the actor himself denying that he’d been offered the role after the Gordon rumor.

Some other rumors stated that  young Bruce Wayne will be in the show, and that the pilot might even see Jim Gordon working on the case of Wayne’s murdered parents.

Hitfix reports comments from Fox’s Kevin Reilly:

We see Detective Gordon, before he’s a commissioner, all the characters you know, Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, all of them. It’s Gotham teetering on the edge, and we see what makes these characters become who they are, [like] Catwoman. It’s an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality to it.

The exec elaborated a bit on choosing the new Bruce:

…we’re playing with [age] in casting… [Bruce will be a] young boy; my guess would be somewhere around 12.


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