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UPDATED: RUMOR: Donal Logue offered Detective Harvey Bullock role in Gotham?

January 15th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

According to Latino Review, TV vet Donal Logue has been offered the lead role on currently in-development Fox series Gotham. Logue would play James Gordon, with the series starting in his pre-commissioner days.

Fox has not yet made any official casting announcements for the show.

Gordon, like Batman, first appeared in 1939′s Detective Comics #27. The character has been portrayed multiple times in live action, most recently by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Logue has a number of past TV credits, including the lead of Terriers, Grounded For Life, and more recent roles in Sons of Anarchy, Copper and Vikings. He also has comic book movie cred, appearing in Blade, American Splendor and Ghost Rider.

Under development from Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Gotham will focus on a young Gordon as a detective in Gotham City in the years before Bruce Wayne puts on the Batman cape and cowl.  The show will also including 12-year-old Bruce Wayne as a character, plus appearances from classic Batman rogues including The Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler.

The pilot episode will be directed by Danny Cannon.

UPDATED: Logue has posted a denial via  Twitter, claiming that he heard that Gordon was supposed to be in his 20’s.

UPDATED Again: Latino Review has posted an update and apology on their original article, stating that they made an error and Donal Logue was actually offered the role of Detective Harvey Bullock on Gotham. The site also revealed that Bullock is described as being in his forties and Gordon’s mentor in the pilot episode.

This time Logue has not issued a denial. His claim of Gordon’s age does seem to hint he knows a bit about the show….

Source: Latino Review

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