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From a marketing standpoint, Fox’s Gotham already had the deck stacked heavily in its favor. It’s a gritty superhero origin story, at a time when gritty superhero origin stories are doing massive business. And the superhero in question isn’t some indie-comic third-stringer, but one of the most iconic, most beloved superheroes of all time. Those facts alone would be enough to make Gotham one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the 2014-2015 season, even without a seasoned, capable creator (Bruno Heller, of Rome and The Mentalist) and a thoroughly solid cast (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith).

But from a creative standpoint, that very same advantage — Gotham‘s familiarity — proves to be a major liability. It’s an antihero crime drama in a pop culture landscape already saturated with antihero crime dramas, and these particular antiheroes are already extremely well known. By the show’s very nature, there’s little question as to where most of its characters will end up, which drastically lowers the dramatic tension. Were Gotham not a Batman prequel, we might be left wondering whether Jim Gordon (McKenzie) could possibly make good on his promise to clean up the city, or whether Bruce Wayne’s traumatic childhood would forge a hero or a villain. As it is, we already know exactly what the answers are.

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Want to watch the Batmobile drive around in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Has one been stolen? Care to read a long interview with the showrunner of Daredevil? What happens in the second episode of Gotham? Is Jason Momoa happy about being Aquaman? How much work went into the end titles of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Does Japan actually have their own Batman now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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Want to see the first photos from the new season of Arrow? Which Prison Break star has joined The Flash? Has Gotham committed to one streaming service? Just how much does Stan Lee know about the Marvel Studios movies? What is Henry Cavill doing on the set of Batman v Superman? Did a member of the X-Men watch Bryan Singer get a new tattoo? Is a Supergirl TV show in the works? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Gotham: The Legend Reborn

Fox has released Gotham: The Legend Reborn, a 19-minute behind the scenes special looking at the pilot episode of the Batman prequel television series Gotham. The new show follows Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, who alongside his partner Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), are trying to take down Gotham’s organized crime. And it wouldn’t be Gotham without some baddies, including Gotham’s young villains which include Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Penguin and the Riddler. Watch the whole Gotham: The Legend Reborn 19-minute behind the scenes special embedded after the jump.

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