Earlier this week, it was revealed that Warner Bros. and Fox are developing a television series which will focus on a young Commissioner Jim Gordon (a character played most recently by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy) BEFORE he met the Caped Crusader.
Whether or not it will be set in the same universe as the upcoming Batman/Superman movie remains to be seen, but we do know that Gotham – that’s both the name of the series and obviously the city it will be set in – will feature a younger version of the character when he was a detective.
It seems likely that we’ll see early versions of at least some of Batman’s rogues gallery, but with the focus put squarely on Gordon instead of the iconic DC superhero he one day develops a friendship with, it’s vital that the right actor to bring him to life on the small screen. Here are ten suggestions!
Michael C. Hall
There’s nothing to say that the Jim Gordon we’ll see in Gotham has to necessarily be a man in his twenties, so if we meet the character when he’s only months away from meeting Batman rather than years, then Michael C. Hall seems like a perfect fit.
Now that he’s done with Dexter, moving on to another TV show wouldn’t be the worst idea for the actor, especially as he found so much success going from Six Feet Under to the recently concluded Showtime series. Both of those showed what a diverse actor he is, so it’s not in the least bit difficult to believe that Hall would also excel here.
He has the right sort of dark brooding qualities to portray a Gordon dealing with a city on the brink, the emergence of so many criminally insane villains and his corrupt colleagues. Oh, and Hall also happens to have the right hair colour too!