Yesterday, DC Comics released the first character image from Gotham, with Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock getting the spotlight. Now, they’ve opted to unveil a somewhat more familiar – albeit younger – face that fans and non-fans alike will surely be very familiar with.
In the series which focuses on a younger version of eventual Police Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the rogues’ gallery of villains that made Gotham City famous, Selina Kyle will be played by newcomer Camren Bicondova. Her Catwoman is described as being a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable, as well as a street thief and skilled pickpocket and dangerous when cornered.
The way the buildings have been placed behind her head look an awful lot like cat ears, and one of the most interesting aspects of Gotham is how the series will play with that type of imagery to hint at what’s in store for characters like this and Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin) in years to come.
What do you think about this look for Gotham’s young Catwoman?
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker. GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.