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.