GOTHAM: New Footage In "Hero" TV Spot

This latest promo for Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series features a glimpse at the death of young Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) parents and the resulting intervention of Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Check it out after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/9/2014


Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) 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 (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), 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. Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer. As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” franchise, “HawthoRNe”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead”).While the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.GOTHAM is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.
Source: Via Geek Tyrant
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Doopie - 7/9/2014, 8:36 AM
I know a lot of people are hating on this but I think it's looking good. It's got Sean Pertwee as Alfred for christ's sake!
SuperCat - 7/9/2014, 8:38 AM
I'm with you, @ Doopie. Young Gordon looks badass!
JR - 7/9/2014, 8:48 AM
cool!
SoundWave - 7/9/2014, 8:48 AM
Music is great, hope it will be in the show. Can't wait to see a pilot!
TheBaroness89 - 7/9/2014, 8:49 AM
well if its good then you guys let the rest of us know and we'll tune in.

The last trailer "Villains" was just dumb.
Last line of that trailer was "..these are the villains of Gotham...its up to us to stop them"
WELL....ummm news flash: THEY DON'T. They don't stop them. Hence why Bruce Wayne becomes Batman years later. So there has to be another hook to the show to get us to watch. We know the future of these characters so for the most part the stakes are never really that high. Gordon will never die, Cobblepot becomes Penguin, Selena becomes Catwoman... why watch when you already know the future of these characters. Please don't say Fish Mooney. Jada Pinkett is pretty much a joke.
SuperCat - 7/9/2014, 8:51 AM
TowerOfOrthanc - 7/9/2014, 8:52 AM
this looks cool
Steelers4190 - 7/9/2014, 9:00 AM
The premise of this show is so god damn stupid
MrChuff - 7/9/2014, 9:11 AM
I cant even muster up the energy to rag on this.
Just a colossal waste of time, effort and money.
This show will fail.
Bread - 7/9/2014, 9:18 AM
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Nomis - 7/9/2014, 9:20 AM
I've been diggin' this since it was first announced.

But I love prequels !
SuperPickle - 7/9/2014, 9:22 AM
It really looks like it will be good, but I'm skeptical of how long a Batman show without Batman will work. I think a lot of audiences will get tired of it fast.
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 9:22 AM
thats a great drawing of Harley
i like her new 52 look
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 9:23 AM
oh this show looks like shit
i mean god damn that squel?
was there a little girl present in crime alley? too
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 9:24 AM
I'll give it a go.
When's this mofo debuting?
Nivekian - 7/9/2014, 9:24 AM
So, so stupid. Bruce at this point is worthless. This whole series concept is flawed, and it's on Fox to bat.
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 9:26 AM
its not stupid fox knows they can make $$$off of smallvill-ing bats origins so they will
Alexjames13 - 7/9/2014, 9:29 AM
does anyone know if this story takes place in modern day or like back in the 90s??? if it is modern day, its kinda weird to think about how the batman saga will take place in years 2025 or 2030.
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 9:31 AM
This summer seems to be flying by 'cause I'm drunk every night.
MercwithMouth - 7/9/2014, 9:42 AM
Crap-crappity-crap-crap-crap

Terrible. Luckily, JadaFish and the rest of this shitfest won't be around to bother us for very long...
McGee - 7/9/2014, 9:47 AM
Man...when the pilot leaks...BatManiac is gonna f*ck up this show in a review.
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 9:59 AM
This has inspired me to write a script!
BattleGoat: Year One.

MantiniumBorn - 7/9/2014, 9:59 AM
So people watched smallville for 10 years think this is stupid...lol...
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 10:02 AM
didn't watch smallville
TheBaroness89 - 7/9/2014, 10:20 AM
only watched 5 seasons of Smallville and the 2 part Justice League episode. but not while it aired- Netflix.
Nomis - 7/9/2014, 10:22 AM
I thought this was BattleGoat?

NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:27 AM
Battlefield Earth! HAHAHA! Film was so terrible it hurt me as a sci fi fan.
ICEMAN5151 - 7/9/2014, 10:45 AM
this is going to be good! very excited for the fall.
shabat - 7/9/2014, 10:52 AM
oooh he said, "there will be light". Is this forshadowing Superman already?

jk by the way.

I think this show will be good. I don't get the hate for it.
thatcoldblackcloud - 7/9/2014, 10:55 AM
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patrat18 - 7/9/2014, 11:32 AM
Haters are going to mother[frick]ing hate.
superotherside - 7/9/2014, 12:20 PM
Looks pretty good. I'm waiting for the pilot.
Mothchild - 7/9/2014, 12:38 PM
This show is definitely worth a chance.
TheSoulEater - 7/9/2014, 2:22 PM

See more on Know Your Meme
SuperPickle - 7/9/2014, 2:23 PM
A show about Gordon and the GCPD would be WAY more interesting if Batman were around. NEVER show anything from Batman's perspective. That angle has made a lot of great Batman stories in comics. When you only ever see him through others' eyes, I think it'd be a great concept.
Quexul - 7/9/2014, 3:54 PM
Did lil'Bruce just let out a high pitched scream? Even as a child, that is out of character and ruins the moment.
PeterParker1991 - 7/9/2014, 4:28 PM
No one could pay me to watch this garbage. After Smallville, I just despise TV/comic prequels..
abw2 - 7/9/2014, 4:47 PM

@PeterParker1991: One thing you're forgetting, Smallville was on the C.W. - Gotham will be on Fox - Might be a different tune, ya know?... *optimism*/P :)

Dandy - 7/9/2014, 6:07 PM
I'm excited for this. The production design looks top notch!
bropous - 7/9/2014, 8:28 PM
I could not give two shits less for this show.

But to be fair, I could not give two shits for Daredevil, either.

Equal opportunity non-shit giver.
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