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As we noted previously with the first look at Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock and then the peek at Camren Bicondova as Catwoman, the upcoming TV series Gotham has an interesting approach for handling the Batman mythos—by not featuring Batman at all.  Rather, the series will cover the era between the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents up to the point in which Wayne becomes Batman, with Jim Gordon being the main character.

The cast has already been nailed down–Ben McKenzie will portray Gordan, Donal Logue will play his corrupt partner Bullock, Jada Pinket-Smith will portray a crimelord, and classic characters such as Bruce Wayne, Selina Kylethe Penquin, and Alfred—and the plot has already been laid out: “an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told…Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean, Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.”

And now we have our first look at Robin Lord Taylor as the Penquin in the prequel series.  This incarnation of Oswald Cobblepot is younger than we’re used to, and a little more low-level—he will be portrayed as a young hood working for the gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith).

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What do you think about the new interpretation of the Penquin?

Source:  Superhero Hype