The upcoming Fox series Gotham is said to be an origin story for Commissioner Gordon and the city of Gotham itself. So it’s only right that the show includes the classic heroes and villains that turn Gotham into the crime versus justice war zone it eventually becomes, right? Fox network chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed this very thing today at the TCA event, stating that all of the classic characters, including Bruce Wayne, will be appearing in the show.
“The show will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape,” Reilly said. “This is all of the classic Batman characters,” Reilly continued. “It follows the arc of how they all became what they were. I’ve read the script its really good. It’s going to be this operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality.”
Clearly Fox is trying to get a Smallville, hero/villain backstory type of narrative going within the Batman universe, which may be difficult but surely has potential to be awesome if done correctly. What do you guys think? Is Gotham sounding like a winner to you so far? Let us know what you think in the comments below.