Fox’s upcoming Gotham series—the Batman prequel series that will take place following the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents and will focus upon the exploits of a young Jim Gordon—has had a flurry of interesting casting lately. Ben McKenzie has been cast as Gordon, Donal Logue has been cast as his edgy partner and mentor, Harvey Bullock, and Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot (the man who will eventually become known as The Penquin), and Sean Pertwee will star as Alfred Pennyworth. And now, it has been announced that Jada Pinkett-Smith has been cast a villain in the series.
Pinket-Smith will star as Fish Mooney, a gangster for whom Cobblepot works. Mooney is described as an “imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book.” There is also no indication that she has any kind of wacky Bat-villain disfigurement, as Gotham appears to exist in a more real-world vein than the comics.
Gotham’s pilot was written by Bruno Heller of The Mentalist (who also created the series and will serve as executive producer), and Danny Carlson will direct.
What do you think of the latest Gotham casting news?