Possible SPOILERS For Fox's GOTHAM Pilot

iO9 reckon they've come across a (later) draft of the script for the pilot episode of the Batman prequel tv series. As long as you don't mind major SPOILERS, click on to find out which villains we may see, as well as what the first ep will be about overall.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/26/2014
iO9 have posted some pretty in depth spoilers and details regarding the pilot episode of Fox's Gotham tv series - if it's legit that is! The site say there's every chance it may not be so take the following with that every ready grain of salt. Anyway, if it is on the level, they reckon there's a lot of potential there but at the same time they do run it down quite a bit. The story focuses on naive young detective Jim Gordon being shown the ropes by his older, gruffer partner Harvey Bullock as they attempt to solve the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents.



It seems the script worked far too hard to ensure it was seen as a Batman show for i09's liking, with too much exposition and convenient meetings with established Bat-characters (more on that below). They also take issue with the handling of the Gordon character (the word "moron" is used) and don't speak too highly of the dialogue either. Oh dear! Still, like we said, none of this should be taken as gospel..but here's a breakdown of the biggest SPOILERS just in case you're curious.

• Here's the proto-villains introduced in the pilot: A 14-year-old Catwoman, already cat-burglering and associating with cats; the Riddler, who is working for the GCPD as a coroner and who tries to present all pertinent case information as riddles; the Penguin, a mid-level thug, who as mentioned earlier is repeatedly referred to as looking like a penguin.

• Additionally, Gordon and Bullock enter a run-down apartment where a little girl named Ivy lives with her shitty parents and, according to the script, a lot of houseplants. Could this perhaps be Poison Ivy? Well, in the comics, Poison Ivy's real name is Pamela Isley. Is Gotham giving us a clever feint here? Probably not.

• There's also a comedian telling jokes in gangster Fish Mooney's club, jokes straight out of Reader's Digest circa 1942. Mooney laughs hysterically, and, just in case those feelings were somehow opaque to the audiences, she tells the comedian she likes him. A lot. Repeatedly.

• Major Crimes detective Renee Montoya used to date Gordon's fiancée, because LESBIANS. And for bonus points, Bullock even calls her a dyke. Fun!

• Alfred appears to have a crazy cockney accent, and I swear to god this is real dialogue from the script:

ALFRED: Oi! Master Bruce! Stop playing silly buggers! Get your bloody arse down off there!

• One more line for the road from Gordon's fiancée:

BARBARA (blithely): Jim, you are the cleverest, bravest, goodest man in Gotham.


"Goodest"? Okay, maybe it's an intentional mistake in the script..or maybe this entire thing is bullshit! We'll find out soon enough I'm sure, but for now lets hear what you guys make of this in the usual place.
Source: io9
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Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:31 PM
14 eh? Young age to get involved with crime.
MrCBM56 - 2/26/2014, 2:32 PM
Uh, DAFUQ?
MrCBM56 - 2/26/2014, 2:32 PM
Not felling it.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:33 PM
"ALFRED: Oi! Master Bruce! Stop playing silly buggers! Get your bloody arse down off there!"


I feel I've heard this before in my life.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:33 PM
I like that word, Dyke. I call my ladies that. Keeps things spicy.
marvel72 - 2/26/2014, 2:35 PM
this sounds really bad.
PsychoManiacJacky - 2/26/2014, 2:35 PM
So this is not a parody?
ItsATrap - 2/26/2014, 2:36 PM
soo jada pinkett is playing harley quinn?
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:36 PM
I'm not really surprised he says dyke. I mean, Bullock is a crotchety man, and this takes place during a time when homosexuality was unusual. Makes sense to me.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:36 PM
And lesbians are awesome. 'Cept the butch ones, no one likes them.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:38 PM
And I think it's feeling, not 'felling'.
UltimateHunt - 2/26/2014, 2:41 PM
I didnt know this was going to be in Fox, nice!
ForMeToPoopOn - 2/26/2014, 2:43 PM
Just as every feared... Dark Smallville.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:44 PM
This might easily be one of the worst CB related things in the history of man.
RamonSuarez - 2/26/2014, 2:44 PM
How many ways will WB exploit and overuse Batman's mythology? Oh, let me count the ways.
Starfox - 2/26/2014, 2:45 PM


MrReese - 2/26/2014, 2:46 PM
Sounds tuurrrible!
GliderMan - 2/26/2014, 2:49 PM
[frick] this WASTE of a show!!
dckizzle - 2/26/2014, 2:51 PM
RUMORS !!!!!! But sounds fine with me
dckizzle - 2/26/2014, 2:52 PM
All RUMORS RUMORS !!!!! rUMORS
blackandyellow - 2/26/2014, 2:52 PM
I at least gave SHIELD 2 episodes before giving up on it. This is a pass from the start.
EpitomeofAwesome - 2/26/2014, 2:52 PM
Uhhh...
BruceWayneNewton - 2/26/2014, 2:53 PM
Sounds like this will be on the same level as Agents of Shield...I hope this is wrong.
Ravn987 - 2/26/2014, 2:54 PM
Not True, Pasto! What about the Halle Berry "Catwoman" or Green Lantern movies? Or the Fantastic Four film from the 90s?! LOL

...But No, seriously, this is REALLY bad!! And I'm pretty Sure you can't say "Dyke" on Network Television!
ManofSteel23 - 2/26/2014, 2:54 PM
you all said this sounds good before, its a batman prequel,hence no [frick]ing batman,how you all thought that would be good from the start boggles me
ALmazing - 2/26/2014, 2:56 PM
Embarassed
McNyagano - 2/26/2014, 2:58 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 2/26/2014, 2:58 PM
GOODEST?! Lol this has to be fake
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 2:59 PM
He's right, we gave AOS a chance, we might as well give this a chance to.
blackandyellow - 2/26/2014, 2:59 PM
GuardianAngel - 2/26/2014, 3:00 PM
The entire idea of this show is terrible. Why not just do Gotham Central and connect it with the DCCU. Just don't let it become Agents of SHIELD.
KidGoku - 2/26/2014, 3:01 PM
"goodest?" fake
fortycals - 2/26/2014, 3:03 PM
@pasto
not really that young. By 14 I had a better car than I drive now and could make a stack on a good night selling drugs. Most criminals start very young, some are even born into that life style.
CommanderShepard - 2/26/2014, 3:11 PM
I dont buy it....to goofy! The show creators have already stated they want it to be like Batman Begins. This is not anywhere close to Batman Begins.
John11TT - 2/26/2014, 3:12 PM
I think this Pilot will be the only episode of the show! ;)
Arrowhead77 - 2/26/2014, 3:13 PM
sounds like fan fiction to me. Really bad fan fiction at that!
Nubase - 2/26/2014, 3:17 PM
Complete rubbish!

We must remember this is on FOX, perhaps if this was on CW maybe but this will be a no nonsense show, FOX will keep this show gritty and in spirit to the Dark Knight Trilogy
MericawithanM - 2/26/2014, 3:17 PM
what decade is this show supposed to take place in?
SaxoWolf - 2/26/2014, 3:18 PM
Nubase - 2/26/2014, 3:18 PM
@John11TT

A whole season is ordered by FOX cos they believe it will be a hit show
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