Entertainment Weekly has released a faux public service announcement with character actors explaining why you should care about “that guy from that thing” more than “that guy on the billboard.” Character actors are supporting actors who are usually skilled at playing interesting or unusual characters, but not usually the lead roles in a film. They are the unsung heroes of Hollywood. Watch the character actor PSA video embedded now after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Only time will tell which shows will emerge as the best of the 2014-2015 freshman crop, but certainly one of the most highly anticipated is Fox’s Gotham. The DC prequel series promises to reveal the origins of the Gotham City personalities we know and love.
That includes protagonist Jim Gordon, of course, and Bruce Wayne the future Batman — but also the troubled souls who will become Catwoman, the Penguin, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and more. Get a better look at these not-quite-superheroes and not-quite-supervillains with a new batch of Gotham character posters after the jump.
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Now that Fox has ordered and scheduled the show and revealed it to advertisers, the Gotham materials are coming fast and furious. In the past week we’ve seen a trailer and many new photos, and now we’ve got a behind the scenes featurette on the making of the show. Most of the new footage here is in the form of interviews with series creator Bruno Heller and pilot director Danny Cannon, and cast members such as Ben McKenzie, who plays James Gordon, Donal Logue, who plays Harvey Bullock, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who plays new character Fish Mooney. Read More »
When Gotham was first announced, it was something special. A new take on the Batman myth, pumped into your home every week via your television. Fast-forward a few weeks and now it’s just one of four new DC Comics shows coming this Fall. But it’s still the biggest and a bunch of new Gotham photos have been revealed, along with the fact it’ll air at 8 p.m. Monday nights. Read More »
The Batman prequel pilot Gotham is currently in production. While several spy photos have made their way online, Fox has just revealed the official first look. Interestingly, though, they didn’t choose the show’s star, Ben McKenzie, who is playing Jim Gordon. They chose his partner — here is your first Gotham Photo Donal Logue As Detective Harvey Bullock. Check out the full image below. Read More »
Briefly: A few weeks ago there was a rumor that Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy) was the pick to play James Gordon in Fox’s Batman prequel TV series Gotham. Logue denied the report, and in the end Ben McKenzie was tapped to play the future commissioner of police. Then the rumor report changed, saying that Logue was actually offered a part other than Gordon: Detective Harvey Bullock.
Now Logue officially has that role, so he’ll show up in Gotham as Bullock, the cop who has been portrayed in a few different ways over decades of Batman stories. He’s been a gruff, brutish, corrupt partner assigned to Gordon when he first arrives in Gotham, and in other incarnations a loyal, if somewhat bumbling officer. Logue would have made a really interesting Gordon, but he’s perhaps one of the most obvious choices to play Bullock, so we’ll take it.
Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) scripted the pilot, and is exec producing with Danny Cannon, who will direct the pilot. Gotham shoots in New York in March. [Variety]
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Earlier this week, we heard that Donal Logue had been cast in the role of Jim Gordon in Gotham, Fox’s upcoming DC-based series. The Terriers actor quickly denied the report, but we had reason to take his demurral with a grain of salt; it’s not uncommon for actors to tell a bald-faced lie when asked about unconfirmed deals or highly secretive projects.
Well, now the word is that Logue was indeed telling the truth. He hasn’t been cast as Gordon in Gotham at all — because he’s been offered the part of Detective Harvey Bullock, according to a new report. Get the latest update on this show after the jump.
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This week has been full of talk about DC properties heading to TV, with Constantine and Gotham both getting pilot orders following their reported development cycles. We even heard that Gotham would feature not only Jim Gordon in his days before becoming Commissioner of Police in Gotham City, but a young Bruce Wayne and a cadre of early Batman foes.
We still don’t know who’ll play Bruce — that part is going to someone young enough to play 12 on screen — but Latino Review reports that Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy) has been offered the Jim Gordon role. Don’t get too excited yet, however, as Logue is already saying it isn’t true. Read More »