Jada Pinkett Smith Set To Play A Villain In GOTHAM

According to Deadline, the Matrix: Reloaded actress will be facing off against Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon as one of the villains in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series. Who will she be playing? You'll have to hit the jump to find out!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/19/2014


Prepare for a shock guys, because Deadline report that Jada Pinkett Smith will play a female version of The Joker in Fox's Gotham Series! Okay, not really - she'll actually be playing an original character not based on anyone from the DC Comics named 'Fish Mooney', who's described as "an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed". If the name is familiar it's because Mooney was mentioned as the arch-villain whom Robin Lord Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) will be working for. Interesting casting to say the least I'm sure you'll agree. Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer on Gotham, Danny Cannon (CSI, Nikita) directing the pilot which is expected to air this fall.
Source: Deadline
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henchmen - 2/19/2014, 8:29 AM
Wow, the casting is amazing for this show. Can't wait to see it.
TheRationalNerd - 2/19/2014, 8:34 AM
Haha, Jada can be a real bada** (Menace to Society, Set it Off and even Matrix Reloaded)
CherryBomb - 2/19/2014, 8:34 AM
Really good casting!
Wish she was playing a Comic character, but either way, love it.
ezio619 - 2/19/2014, 8:35 AM
oh thats great,i think she is really good and more female villains man, yeah,!!
BoneSawIsReady - 2/19/2014, 8:35 AM
So she and Cobblepot (Taylor) will be ruling the Gotham underworld
CherryBomb - 2/19/2014, 8:36 AM
batz11 - 2/19/2014, 8:36 AM
Why the hell do they need to 'make-up' a character? There must be a zillion possibilities from the expansive DC universe, hate when they do that crap...
ALegendaryPanda - 2/19/2014, 8:41 AM
Awesome! I really can't wait for this show.
Gyasiman - 2/19/2014, 8:42 AM
I don't think this is the end game. I wonder who she'll end up playing in the long run.
MexicanChinman - 2/19/2014, 8:42 AM
@batz11, Harley Quinn was a made up character and turned out well. Even the characters made up in the MCU have been good, minus agent bland ass Coulson.
Pedrito - 2/19/2014, 8:42 AM
Killer Croc's mom.

Is there any truth in the rumor that she and Will Smith are big-time swingers?
TheRationalNerd - 2/19/2014, 8:43 AM
MexicanSuperman

I still laugh at anyone who says they almost cried when Coulson was killed off in Avengers. lol
TheGoddamnPeel - 2/19/2014, 8:44 AM
She'll probably be killed off early on in the first or second season when Cobblepot or Sionis make their bid to take over the Gotham Underworld. It would have been more interesting if this was Selina Kyle trying to play the mob or something, but nevermind.
MrCBM56 - 2/19/2014, 8:45 AM
Wow. This is awesome.
TheRationalNerd - 2/19/2014, 8:46 AM
Hey, didn't MrCBM56 say that we're supposed to be hearing some X-Men news from Collider today @9am PT?
Doopie - 2/19/2014, 8:46 AM
surprised! could be good. also i've never met anyone called fish, let alone a woman
BoneSawIsReady - 2/19/2014, 8:48 AM
@AnnoDomini

Cool.
ForMeToPoopOn - 2/19/2014, 8:48 AM
MantiniuMan - 2/19/2014, 8:55 AM
OH Shit! time for the big boys to bask in the rays of indulgence.
CherryBomb - 2/19/2014, 8:55 AM

How long until she gets them to cast Willow Smith as Fish Mooney's hair-whipping assassin daughter?



Or better yet ... .young Selina Kyle?
NuclearMan - 2/19/2014, 8:56 AM
Hahaha I did a spittake with that female Joker thing
Nomis - 2/19/2014, 8:56 AM
Magpie!

sKeemAn - 2/19/2014, 9:00 AM
A female Joker version might be interesting. Especially if it turns out to be Joker's mom or aunt.

Casting is beautiful for this show. It will get high ratings on that alone.
ALmazing - 2/19/2014, 9:00 AM
So Willow and Jaden will make cameos too?
Dedpool - 2/19/2014, 9:04 AM
NICE!!!
@ Nomis - Magpie would've been better, using the name but keeping this description. It may change to that by the time it airs as I'm not sure many woman want to be known as Fish lol
Pasto - 2/19/2014, 9:10 AM
Jada, your son is a dumbass.

GliderMan - 2/19/2014, 9:11 AM
[frick] this show! Not bring connected to DCCU is a WASTE!
DrunkenNukem - 2/19/2014, 9:11 AM
Nice actress
Nightwing87 - 2/19/2014, 9:12 AM
my heart dropped when you said female joker... good one lol
ForMeToPoopOn - 2/19/2014, 9:12 AM
Has there been confirmation on the time period this will be set in?
soupherman - 2/19/2014, 9:12 AM
Fine. Whatever. But why are you creating original characters in an already hugely expansive comic universe? Seems like a cop out to avoid fanboy cries of a poor character interpretation by adding someone with no literary precedent. Not a good sign.
Arrowhead77 - 2/19/2014, 9:13 AM
When this show was announced I was sceptical and thought the premise would suck, but the more I hear about this show and the cast, I am excited!! Cant wait for the pilot!
0bstreperous - 2/19/2014, 9:14 AM
You guys are mean to black women... some of you
Bloodraven - 2/19/2014, 9:15 AM
NicolausCopernicus - 2/19/2014, 9:19 AM
off-topic, but wou know what would be cool? will as black manta an his son as aqualad in a aquaman movie
JasonBlue - 2/19/2014, 9:25 AM
wowww
Nivekian - 2/19/2014, 9:25 AM
Ugh, she sucks, but I don't see Fox spending money on it in the long run, so it is doomed.
JasonBlue - 2/19/2014, 9:28 AM
wowwwwww
batcheeks8 - 2/19/2014, 9:29 AM
yes!!
TheBaroness89 - 2/19/2014, 9:30 AM
Fish Mooney
Odd name for a woman ;)
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