New GOTHAM Still; Ben McKenzie On Playing 'Jim Gordon'

New GOTHAM Still; Ben McKenzie On Playing 'Jim Gordon'

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Ben McKenzie talks about stepping into the role of the beloved DC comics detective for Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series, Gotham. There's also a new image of McKenzie looking fairly intense as Jim Gordon.


When asked by EW what excites him about playing Detective Gordon:

He’s a truly honest man. The last honest man in a city full of crooked people. It’s very tricky nowadays to play a true, honest-to-goodness hero. Everybody is so cynical of people’s intentions. What’s interesting about him is he comes into this city that he hasn’t lived in for two decades, since he was a kid, and has fresh eyes to a world he doesn’t actually know. He thinks he knows it, and his journey will be to figure out how to make it better both for Gotham and himself without completely [losing] the moral standing that he has. He’s not an anti-hero, he’s a true hero — but he will have to compromise".

More at the link below.
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EhMaybeSays - 6/12/2014, 8:43 AM
MightyZeus - 6/12/2014, 8:44 AM
Is anyone hyped for this?
EhMaybeSays - 6/12/2014, 8:44 AM
Wow I'll accept this Oscar for being first for the first time in my firs attempt at being first. Also Gotham lools great.
JoeMomma29 - 6/12/2014, 8:46 AM
@ MightyZeus

I am very hyped for this.
batz11 - 6/12/2014, 8:48 AM
Most people get the Douche' award for being first, just ask Joe...
SuperCat - 6/12/2014, 8:49 AM
He looks serious.

Jollem - 6/12/2014, 8:50 AM
@MightyZeus - yes
SuperCat - 6/12/2014, 8:52 AM
Hyped as well!
codydriscollsrightarm - 6/12/2014, 8:53 AM

[frick] yes.
Jollem - 6/12/2014, 8:54 AM
Jollem - 6/12/2014, 8:59 AM
cipher - 6/12/2014, 9:02 AM
Port Adams, Aparo Park, Cape Carmine, Robinson Park, Dixon Docks, Schwartz Pass..

Lot of references in that map.
cipher - 6/12/2014, 9:03 AM
I just noticed "Finger River". I was about to say there should really be a Bill Finger reference in there.
Nomis - 6/12/2014, 9:09 AM
@ ciph - I love how they pay homage to some of Batman best creators on the map!

sKeemAn - 6/12/2014, 9:09 AM
I think this show will be really good, with some cheesy parts. But with the cast I expect it to be done well.
BboiBlack - 6/12/2014, 9:15 AM
Remember how much shit Arrow got at this point, and how much praise shield received? Wise up fanboys.
JoeMomma29 - 6/12/2014, 9:16 AM
@ Batz

True I have received that award once before but you must be delighted to hold the DBag Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sumitsjc - 6/12/2014, 9:18 AM
Yeah looking forward to this very closely.
Jollem - 6/12/2014, 9:18 AM
@BboiBlack - things like this happen. people love, hate, bash, praise. flip-flop, eat their foot/crow. it's all fun stuff :)
Gusto - 6/12/2014, 9:19 AM
Fashion District!
kakinurmawth - 6/12/2014, 9:20 AM
I reeeaaalllyyyy want this show to be good. I'm a little worried about it all being teenager stuff...I'm definitely gonna watch it. I'm just hoping they can pull it off. I haven't read too much about it. I only saw the reveal trailer. So if there is more info that has contradicted me saying its all teenage stuff ignore it haha

All in all, I'm stoked they are delving into the DC universe more. I just want it to be good.

I never really got into Arrow....perhaps I'll give it another go
McGee - 6/12/2014, 9:22 AM
Gusto - 6/12/2014, 9:22 AM
To be fair...
you're all total douchebags in my book.
MightyZeus - 6/12/2014, 9:23 AM
I'm not hyped but i might give it a watch.
shabat - 6/12/2014, 9:27 AM
I am definitely hyped for this! Gusto, you love Miley, that just screams douchebag.
shabat - 6/12/2014, 9:32 AM
I dig what he has to say about his character.
Steelers4190 - 6/12/2014, 9:32 AM
Not interested in this at all
Pasto - 6/12/2014, 9:36 AM
So glad they are finally doing a documentary series about Detroit...
Matches - 6/12/2014, 9:38 AM
McGee - 6/12/2014, 9:39 AM
Gyasiman - 6/12/2014, 9:41 AM
I feel like his face is going to get on my nerves.
shabat - 6/12/2014, 9:47 AM
shabat - 6/12/2014, 9:48 AM
thebearjew - 6/12/2014, 9:58 AM
oh god this show is just--........
MercwithMouth - 6/12/2014, 10:07 AM
Holy shit... I can't believe it... His brow is furrowed!!!

Hahahaha, this show looks like garbage...
Super12 - 6/12/2014, 10:11 AM
Can't wait for this show. It looks epic.
thebearjew - 6/12/2014, 10:15 AM
very epic! i cant wait to see ivy's teen years! so cool
NightWatcher - 6/12/2014, 10:30 AM

AverageDrafter - 6/12/2014, 10:45 AM
Hopefully this morality doesn't extend into his personal life. Beer having and wife cheating are a must.
Nigrutin - 6/12/2014, 10:45 AM
This is gonna suck a lot, no hate it's just what it seems like. Sadly it will get a lot of viewings because it's Batman related...
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