It’s a great day for Batman fans! First Fox announced on May 5 that it was picking up its Batman prequel series, ‘Gotham’, for at least 13 episodes next season, and now we’ve been given the very first trailer for the show! Watch the two-minute, action-packed clip right here and let us know what YOU think!
Gotham is one of the most hotly anticipated new shows of the 2014 fall line-up, and the first trailer definitely doesn’t disappoint! The just-released teaser gives us a glimpse at a modern version of Gotham City and introduces us to a batload of characters — some old (Ben McKenzie as Det. James Gordon, David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne) and some new (Jada Pinkett-Smith as gangster Fish Mooney). Check it out!
‘Gotham’ First Trailer: Bruce Wayne’s Parents Are Murdered — Watch
The new trailer for Gotham promises that fans will finally be able to “witness the origins of an infamous city” — which, as it turns out, was already a hot mess long before Bruce Wayne grew up and became Batman.
We see the crumbling, crime-ridden city through Det. Jim Gordon’s eyes as he struggles to save it from burgeoning baddies such as Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith).
A young Penguin warns Det. Gordon that “there is a war coming, a terrible war. There will be chaos, rivers of blood in the streets.”
And of course, we see that beginning to happen when a young Bruce Wayne’s parents are shot dead in the street right before his eyes. Det. Gordon shows up to the scene and promises Bruce that he will “find the man who did this.” Little does he know that he will one day have some help saving the city he loves — from the Dark Knight himself!
Camren Bicondova — Not Yet A Catwoman
We already caught a sneak peek of Cameren Bicondova as a young Catwoman in the making via a new still from the series that was released on March 21. The character of Selina Kyle has been described as “a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable” and “a street thief and skilled pickpocket [who’s] dangerous when cornered.” She already sounds like a worthy nemesis for our caped crusader!
The new show will also star Sean Pertwee, Donal Logue, Erin Richards and Zabryna Guevara. We can’t wait to see these guys in action!
How about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Did you like the first trailer for Gotham? Are you excited to watch the show? Let us know!
– Tierney McAfee