Carol Kane Joins The Cast Of GOTHAM As [SPOILER]'s Mother

Anger Management actress Carol Kane is one of the first post-pilot casting additions to Fox's upcoming Batman prequel Gotham, and the fact that she's playing [SPOILER]'s mother may give us an indication of which comic books the series is turning to for inspiration...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/2/2014

TVLine has revealed that Carol Kane (Girls) has joined the cast of the first season of Gotham as Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin, played in this series by Robin Lord Taylor). Fans of the comic books will know that this character played a major role in the villains early years within the pages of Gregg Hurwitz's Penguin: Pain and Prejudice series. Whether some of that story will be adapted remains to be seen, but they would be smart to turn to it for inspiration. The site also has a brief character description, stating that she will be a "proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur." What do you guys think about this latest addition to the cast of Gotham? As always, sound off with your thoughts on this news in the usual place!
Source: TVLine
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TheAbaryMan369 - 7/2/2014, 5:45 PM
Why?! What is the point of this?! Arrrgh
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/2/2014, 5:46 PM
This is stupid.
Darth258 - 7/2/2014, 5:58 PM
Hope they're not trying to copycat Lionel Luthor
TheFox - 7/2/2014, 5:59 PM
Why is it a spoiler that she's playing the Penguin's mother? We already KNOW the Penguin is in this series, and as to whether this is an indication of the show adapting a specific comic story, that's little more than speculation.

This is pretty damn far from a spoiler, guys.

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Steelers4190 - 7/2/2014, 5:59 PM
Why?
PeterParker1991 - 7/2/2014, 6:00 PM
^Why not? The idiots writing this series clearly have no other original ideas, lol.
0megaDaGod - 7/2/2014, 6:00 PM
Who is this?

Isn't she from the same show as Driver?
Chuck420Taylor - 7/2/2014, 6:00 PM
The Cobblepots are one family we should expect to see in some capacity. But I am curious to see where this show goes. Not to mention 3 different networks with their own DCU.
CauseImBatman91939 - 7/2/2014, 6:01 PM
This show must be stopped no matter the cost!
ComradeGrey - 7/2/2014, 6:03 PM
No Batman, no watchy.
SuperCat - 7/2/2014, 6:04 PM
She's the mother of a freak. Sweet!
JamesMan - 7/2/2014, 6:04 PM
I swear you guys sometimes...

ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2014, 6:06 PM
Interesting...I like the Penguin pain and prejudice series. It was okay
McGee - 7/2/2014, 6:07 PM
I can't wait until the Gotham pilot episode leaks....


BatManiac will post his review....


Gandhi - 7/2/2014, 6:07 PM
I could have sweared that she was going to be Alfred's mom
McGee - 7/2/2014, 6:07 PM
Steelers4190 - 7/2/2014, 6:10 PM
such a stupid ass premise lol
JoeMomma29 - 7/2/2014, 6:12 PM
I love Carol K.!!!!!!

Mrcool210 - 7/2/2014, 6:12 PM
hmmm, interesting, i still have very little interest though, that trailer made the show look like a cheap youtube show.
JoeMomma29 - 7/2/2014, 6:13 PM
JoeMomma29 - 7/2/2014, 6:14 PM
VikingKing - 7/2/2014, 6:20 PM
I swear to the heavens you Fan Boy whelps will be the end of the very things you covet. Every word uttered about this show has nothing but praise heaped upon it and yet because it doesn't fit the so neatly tailored vision of a cartoon character you think you solely have ownership to, you mock it's existence.

Must I remind you of a time when we, the huddled hunched over masses who dwelt in the dark shadows of comic book stores and hobby shops, could not even fathom these films and television shows ever even existing; much less prospering? This is The Golden Age of Geekdom my friends. Now stop complaining so damn much, sit down, eat your popcorn and ENJOY IT!

We've worked too hard for a handful of gutter trash like yourselves to waddle onto the internet and ruin it for everyone.
MercwithMouth - 7/2/2014, 6:20 PM
Show will still suck... JadaFish will ruin it for everyone...
JatevinM - 7/2/2014, 6:21 PM
I mean if you are going to do a show about Gotham then just like you expect to see the Wayne's you should expect to see the Cobblepotts. I think this show is honestly going to give fans of Batman a much greater appreciation for villains other than the ones who have been in movies.
MrSotoMan - 7/2/2014, 6:21 PM
Gotham...
DCGuy - 7/2/2014, 6:24 PM
GOOD
DrunkenNukem - 7/2/2014, 6:26 PM
i really dont have any hopes for this show...
MercwithMouth - 7/2/2014, 6:28 PM
@Jatevin

Other than in the movies? Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, and they're talking about Mr. Freeze. They've all been in the movies. All Gotham is doing is [frick]ing up their origins. The only villain that's announced so far that hasn't been in a movie, is Fish Mooney, and she's a made-up character, played by the worst actress they could find...
MrSotoMan - 7/2/2014, 6:28 PM
I have more hope for Half-Life 3 being released then this show!
Alien - 7/2/2014, 6:28 PM
batman animated GIF
LEEE777 - 7/2/2014, 6:31 PM
All of the DC shows look awesome bar this...

Should have gone the NYPD BLUE/CSI/SOUTHLAND route and had a real feel about it instead of all this pre villain crap.

Could be okay but should have been fantastic.
BackwardGalaxy - 7/2/2014, 6:32 PM
I would like this show to be tonally different from shows like Arrow and Smallville. I blame 10 excruciatingly long years of Smallville for having an instinctual disdain for Arrow simply because it reminds me of the former. That is totally unfair of me and unfair to all of the hard working people putting their all into the new show, a show many people seem to love, but it is what it is. I can't overcome it, no matter how hard I try. If Gotham is tonally different, it will make it much easier for me to accept it as its own thing.
thebearjew - 7/2/2014, 6:32 PM
I see you guys are finally seeing the obvious
thebearjew - 7/2/2014, 6:34 PM
this is smallville for batman
and at the end hell become batman
just like smallville
Alien - 7/2/2014, 6:34 PM
shouldve been like dis...


#fo_realz
KINGPEN266 - 7/2/2014, 6:35 PM
marvel72 - 7/2/2014, 6:37 PM
just gonna stick with the flash,Constantine & preacher(when it happens).

f*ck arrow & gotham.
TheIncredibleHulksta - 7/2/2014, 6:39 PM
Guess it's better then having my mom on the show.
StarYeezus - 7/2/2014, 6:40 PM
just gonna stick with the flash,Constantine & preacher(when it happens).

f*ck arrow & gotham.


bobevanz - 7/2/2014, 6:50 PM
Guys, I saw the pilot. If you really want my honest opinion, it really is like a typical cop drama, IMO the writing was weird and ben Mckenzie, who I loved on southland, doesn't seem like the right fit. Talk trash all you want guys but it really was medicore, or slightly under par. In comparison to the flash pilot and constantine: Gotham shows up in 3rd, behind constatine, while flash was 1! I thought arrow was amazing but wow, the ending of the pilot was WOOOAH. And the easter eggs were the shiz.
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