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Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2015

‘Gotham’ season 2: Paul Reubens set to return as Penguin’s father

Paul Reubens is returning to the Batman franchise as the Pee-wee Herman star is set to appear in Season 2 of FOX’s Batman prequel Gotham as Penguin’s father — the same role he played 23 years earlier in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

Robin Lord Taylor stars in Gotham as Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin, and Carol Kane has a recurring role as his mother Gertrude.

Taylor shared the big news at the show’s New York Comic-Con panel, here’s the quote (via EW): “So we’re all familiar with Oswald’s mother, the fabulous, fabulous Carol Kane. We don’t know a lot about his father… We just found out that I do have a father. And he will be showing up very soon, and he will be played by none other than Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman! He’s playing my dad! What! The! Hell!”

 

The site adds that Taylor “was so excited actress Erin Richards (who plays Barbara on the show) grabbed his name card and fanned him with it while the audience cheered.” Aww. He later carried that excitement over to Twitter, even sharing a family portrait.

In Batman Returns, Tucker Cobblepot and his wife Esther are members of Gotham’s upper crust. Unable to accept their deformed infant son Oswald, they abandon him to the sewers to die. Instead, he washes up at the Gotham Zoo, where he is taken in by penguins.

Oswald’s relationship with his father in the Gotham mythos is not yet clear.

Reubens also played a different Bat-character, Bat-Mite, in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In addition, he got his own superhero role in the 1999 genre spoof Mystery Men, where he played the flatulent Spleen.

He recently wrapped Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which hits Netflix next year.

 

 

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