Gary Oldman Reacts To GOTHAM Show; Has Advice For New Jim Gordon
The man who played Gordon in all three of Chris Nolan's Bat-flicks seemed a bit surprised that we'd be getting a tv series set in Gotham, not featuring Batman himself - but he also comments on Ben McKenzie's casting and offers some advice for the younger actor.
I don't think anyone will disagree that Ben McKenzie has some pretty big shoes to fill when he straps on the badge and gun to play Detective James Gordon in Fox's Gotham tv series. Gary Oldman did a superb job as the big screen Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, and Access Hollywood caught up with the legendary actor to get his thoughts on McKenzie and the show in general. “I’m sure he’s going to be fabulous", Oldman told Access, before giving some very sound advice to his young successor. "Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had whole other life." But Oldman doesn't seem quite as enthused about the show itself, as Access discovered when they told him all about it. “A show without Batman?” he replied, with a "perplexed look on his face". Don't worry Gary, you're not alone in finding it a strange premise..although personally I think it's a great idea.
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