Fox released an extended trailer for their new show Gotham. Taking place in the DC universe, Gotham tells the story of Detective James Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne starting with the day that changed the world, the Day Bruce Wayne’s parents where violently shot dead in front of him. Fan’s of Batman are excited to see the origin stories of fan favorites like the Joker, Catwoman, and the Riddler.
Right off the bat, we see that the murder of the Wayne’s has outraged the Mayor and Gotham and he has sworn to rid the city of all the murders and thugs (I don’t think he will be successful…). We then meet the new kid on the police team, a pre-mustache James Gordon played by Ben McKenzie (yeah it’s the kid from the OC). And guess who is there to comfort Bruce at the crime sense of his parent death? That’s right, Ryan…opps I mean James Gordon and he promises Bruce that he will catch his parents killer. I love how graphic the violence is on this trailer, I mean Batman’s parents really get shot on camera with blood gushing from their body. And then to show that Fox really knows what they are doing, they flash images of Batman’s greatest foes as teens: the Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy.
After watching the trailer, I am pumped for Gotham. It looks like while Marvel is leading the way with movies, DC really knows how to make an excellent TV world. The show is going to be dark, full of Easter eggs, and feature several of our favorite stars of the Batman universe. What is there not to like? Oh yeah, Ryan from the OC…. Actually, the trailer has me believing in Ben McKenzie at James Gordon. The fact that my biggest complaint is that Gordon does not have a mustache shows how great of a trailer Fox just gifted us with. I think it’s safe to say Gotham will be a hit and will have a much larger following than Agents of SHIELD. Well done Fox….