We all know that later this year Fox TV plans on travelling to Gotham to take a look at the early years of a city that is about to explode.
Well now Darkhorizons (via io9) are reporting that a ‘Second Network Draft of the first episode’s script has leaked online and they have details of what happens in it: “The first episode sees Gordon and Bullock investigating the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents. What at first appears to be a common mugging turns out to be something more when unspecified details emerge. As previously reported, Bruce Wayne will be between 10 and 12 years old in the series.
“Bullock is portrayed as a “charming slacker” while Gordon comes off “excessively naive” to the point of “looking like a moron”. Ultimately though he begins to realize the harsh realities of his dangerous city by the end.
“The draft is said to be “filled with way too much exposition and explanation of who these characters are in the Batman universe,” essentially cramming in clumsy portents such as Oswald Cobblepot (Robin L. Taylor) being referred to as resembling a penguin every single time he’s on screen. There’s also various 1930s gangster lingo incorporated into the series.
“Selena Kyle’s Catwoman is here, though she’s only 14 years old and already engaging in a life of crime. The Riddler is here, at this point in time a coroner at the Gotham City Police Department. There’s also a young girl named Ivy “who lives with dysfunctional parents and has a number of houseplants.”
I’m not going to lie, I’m still not sold on this idea. That said, two years ago I wasn’t keen on an Arrow series either and now I’m its number one fan. That said… the part about a young girl called Ivy? Ughhh…