It seems that THE BATMAN and potentially a sequel will not be the only looks into the work of the dark knight that we are getting from director Matt Reeves. News was just released today that Reeves along with Boardwalk Empire creator, Terence Winter, THE BATMAN producer Dylan Clark and Warner Bros television are bringing a GOTHAM PD series to HBO MAX.
The series will be written by Winter is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. According to Warner Bros. television the series will provide an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham. This marks the first television project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group.
Matt Reeves spoke on the new project saying “This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream.”
“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come. This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before and we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film,” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV.
Many people were hoping that the now cancelled GOTHAM (starring Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon) was going to be focused solely on the Gotham City Police Department. However that focused shifted dramatically as the show went in the direction of showing us a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and him being his journey into crime fighting following the murder of his parents Thomas and Martha “WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME ! ! !” Wayne
We are two weeks away from the final season of Gotham on FOX and before then FOX has dropped a full length that is packed beginning to end with classic villains from Bane, to Jeremiah’s probably-soon-to-be Joker, the badguys have taken over the city, and are clearly energizing this last season of the series.
Check out the full four-minute trailer
Shane West’s Bane makes his debut in the trailer, shown first as an ex-military operative named Eduardo Dorrance, who has been brought to Gotham City to help Jim Gordon save what’s left of it. At one point he tells Jim, “Shock and awe is my default.” Of course, that translates directly to his new Bane persona, which we see in action at the end of the trailer. A complete re-visioning of the origin of super villain
We also get to see Ace Chemicals, the famous plant where the Joker was created in the comics. Gotham is giving Jeremiah Valeska his own version of that story, as he and Bruce Wayne fight on the crosswalk above the glowing green chemicals.
And finally, it looks as though we get a glimpse of Gotham‘s Harley Quinn, played by Francesca Root-Dodson. She appeared as Ecco, the close friend and right-hand-woman to Jeremiah last season, but she’s gone through quite the transformation. As you can see in the trailer, she is riding around on roller skates, carrying a bat over her shoulder, wearing white makeup, and calling people “Puddin’.” Yeah, that’s most definitely Harley Quinn.
Gotham‘s fifth and final season premieres on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8 pm ET on FOX.
A couple of weeks ago it was announced at New York Comic Con that during the final season of GOTHAM on Fox, we will be getting the mercenary Bane, played by Shane West. Now we have our first look at one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes.
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The vest and mask both seem to be plays off of the ones in which Tom Hardy wore in The Dark Knight Rises when he portrayed the super villain. It seems that the vest may be the delivery system for the super steroid, venom (not to be confused with the other comic book character Hardy portrays).
It was also revealed at the panel during comic con that we would see Bane break a back as many know from the comic book. However it won’t be Batman’s back that’s broken it will that of Bruce Wayne’s guardian and butler, Alfred.
Warner Bros came through with some exhilerating news at New York Comic Con. It was news that the fifth and final season of Fox’s Gotham will be bringing in another main villain of the caped crusader and even one point breaker of the bats back “Bane”. We will also get the official arrival of Gothams protector himself, Batman.
Along with the Dark Knight beginning his crusade to save Gotham, many of his foes will be ready to take down the bat in season 5 including the return of Zsasz, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Hugo Strange — and Penguin will have a dog! We are also receiving new villains this season including Magpie and the aforementioned Bane played by Shane West. That was a blockbuster announcement
There has been plenty of speculation that West was playing Bane, a role that Tom Hardy portrayed in The Dark Knight Rises. The news was confirmed today. Along with the confirmation word came out that we are getting a twist on Bane’s origin which will be interesting to see. It was also revealed that Bane will break Alfred’s back this season, a big plot point from the comics. However kind of wish thst was not revealed and it was kept a surprise.
No official premier date for the final season was announced as of yet.
Two shows have teased us the arrival of the monster (CW’s Arrow season 2 & Fox’s Gotham) and now one has officially delivered.
Gotham has given the fans what we had been hoping to see since the end of Season 3 when Butch Gilzean was shot by Barbara Keen and we found out that his real name was in fact Cyrus Gold. We all wondered were the writers and producers of Gotham going to pull the trigger on bringing in the iconic character and on it’s most recent episode we found out they did.
Season 4 episode 5 begins, with hospital guards transporting a motionless Butch, who was still in a coma, “up state.” According to them, the hospital needed to make room for patients and this was why they were removing Butch from the premises. However, it soon became apparent that “up state” meant a nearby swamp, and they heinously disposed of Butch in the soiled water.
Later, we returned to the swamp and, as we expected, Butch emerged from swamp alive. Well, sort of: He was more alive than he was when he went into the swamp, let’s put it that way. His skin was discolored, his hair was white and he looked creepier then ever. After hearing the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme playing on a radio, a confused Butch adopted Grundy as his name and headed back to the city.
Grundy is a known adversary of the Dark Knight and with Bruce beginning to now settle into his vigilante ways, who knows if we’ll see the two cross paths in a pre-cursor to the bigger fights once he’s older.
Fox’s “Gotham” is rolling out more villains for the pre-Batman era based show.
Benedict Samuel (The Walking Dead, Asthma, Underground) had been cast as Jervis Tech, and now thanks to EW we have our first look at him in the role.
This take on The Hatter is described as “a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her.”
Samuel will recur, and is set to make his debut in episode 3. Gotham returns Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.