Gotham is a series which we were told would focus on the early years of Detective Jim Gordon (played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy), but it turns out that there’s an awful lot more to it than meets the eye! Talking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour earlier today, Fox president Kevin Reilly dropped some major details about their planned small screen take on the Batman universe.

While Gordon will indeed be the focus, the series will also – as many expected – follow a young Bruce Wayne’s journey to becoming Batman. However, that’s not all. According to Reilly, the spotlight will also be on, “All of the classic Batman characters, with a young Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, the Riddler [and] how they came to be…. What events led up to [someone] becoming Catwoman…. all with Gotham teetering on the edge.” There had been talk of some of the Caped Crusader’s foes possibly making an appearance, but no one expected names anywhere near that big.

He went on to add that they already know how the series will end: with Bruce Wayne putting on the mask and becoming Batman. This obviously leads us to wonder whether or not it will be set in the same world as Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman, a movie which will see Ben Affleck playing the iconic DC superhero. With his take on the character being an older and wiser version, a series like this fleshing out his past (as well as the origin stories of his rogues gallery) would be a smart move.

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