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Michael Chiklis joins Gotham cast…

July 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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The Thing is coming to Gotham?!

Well, sort of…

The guys at TVLine have confirmed that Fantastic Four and The Shield star Michael Chiklis is joining FOX’s Batman(ish) series Gotham as GCPD Captain Nathaniel Barnes.

“[Barnes] lands on the GCPD like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon, Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone with whom he can share the burden of heroism. Captain Barnes proves himself to be a strong ally to Gordon… but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy,” say the show’s producers.

Well, that’s that character arc ruined, then.

We like Chiklis here and he’s no stranger to comic characters or cops so we hope he works out as well as we think he might.

Gotham returns on Monday, September 21.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….