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Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014

‘Gotham’ TV series to feature Penguin as first villain

A new TV series following the early life of Commissioner Gordon will reportedly feature Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin.

Batman_Vol_2_23.3_The_Penguin comic book cover DC ComicsAccording to ComicBook.com, the Gotham TV series is reportedly set to have the first villain to be Cobblepot, otherwise known as The Penguin. The lack costuming and the recognizable “gangster” theme would make him a great adversary for the show.

The rumor is really circulating over the Internet after some twitter news mentioning a twenty-something Oswald.

Gotham takes place prior to Commissioner Gordon’s career achievement as he’s currently portrayed and displays more of a young Gordon getting his start in the GPD.

Fans are also hopeful that Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, would me making an appearance.

Other fan favorites would be Victor Fries aka Mr. Freeze and the tattooed man Mr. Zsasz.

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 thesecharacters 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

The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller is heading the project.

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