Donal Logue Offered Role of Detective Harvey Bullock in GOTHAM Series

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We recently reported that Donal Logue (Terriers) had been offered the role of James Gordon in the upcoming Gotham series; well, that was half-right.  Logue was indeed offered a role, but it was for the part of Detective Harvey Bullock.  The show’s pilot describes the character as being in his 40s and acting as a mentor for the younger Gordon.  Throughout comics history and subsequent adaptations, Bullock has always been a cop who works in the gray areas, sometimes known for taking bribes, roughing up suspects and even sabotaging Gordon’s work, while other times he acts as the “bad cop” who is ultimately trusted by Gordon.  We’ll see which version makes its way into Gotham, and whether or not Logue will take on the role. (Via Latino Review)




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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Now that makes more sense. He’d work great as Bullock.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      Of course the source is Latino Review…

  • Kevin Mac

    If this is true, this show just became a must watch!

  • Lee Harvey Cobblepot

    Seems more logical than having him play Gordon, and I wholeheartedly endorse this decision, should it turn out to be true.
    As I said in the other thread, he’s a good actor and I’d watch him in most anything, but casting him well helps up my anticipation level a couple steps.

  • Aleksandar Bobic

    This is pretty much spot on casting,ofcourse guessing the show will be gritty Nolan like tone.

  • dom

    When I first read it I thought that his name was Harry Bullocks i.e. Harry Balls, slightly disappointed

    • The Flobbit

      I believe it is “Bollocks”.

      • Dom

        DAMN!!!! now I’m disappointed in myself [sad-face]

  • LEM

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHH that makes much more sense.

  • sunshine

    god damn it. am i starting to get interested in this fucking show?

  • The Flobbit

    This looked interesting until I saw Latino Review. Why even bother?

  • 80sRobot

    Please, please, I hope that they don’t actually have Catwoman but a young child Selena Kyle make appearances. As for the Joker, he should be a young man in his early 20s who doesn’t wear the make-up: he goes by several aliases, but we are never sure what his real name or history is. Perhaps through the course of this series, he gets his cheeks sliced — this would fit with The Dark Knight, and with the history in the comic that this man doesn’t become the Joker until he faces the Batman.

    • The Flobbit

      Maybe Selena will be the young escort of a dashing Ras Al’Ghul or something like that. Fully agree with the Joker, and I’d love to get his origin story!

      • 80sRobot

        The best way to depict the Joker’s origin is to present ambiguity and several possibilities about him. That’s how his origin has been played out in the comics, and The Dark Knight movie carried this tradition on very well.

        As for Selena, well, Bruce is going to be 12 in this series, and she’s around his age, probably younger. I would suggest she just be a little girl with a troubled upbringing — for example, her mother works as an escort and is a dominatrix. She becomes a delinquent, crossing paths with Gordon, and is put into foster homes.

        Gordon should be in his 30s or 40s. Alfred could appear in this in his 50s or early 60s. Bane in his 20s or 30s. Oswald in his late 20s to early 40s. Riddler should definitely be a young guy in his late teens or early 20s.

        This series could work. But they need to keep Selena a girl — not be tempted to depict her as a young woman. And the Joker can’t appear, but the guy who will become him can be a prominent character throughout. In the series finale, he would put on the make-up, just as Bruce puts on the cowl.

      • The Flobbit

        Joey King played a young Talia al Ghul in DKR. They should bring in her for Selena…

      • The Flobbit

        Joey King played a young Talia al Ghul in DKR. They should bring in her for Selena…

      • 80sRobot

        The best way to depict the Joker’s origin is to present ambiguity and several possibilities about him. That’s how his origin has been played out in the comics, and The Dark Knight movie carried this tradition on very well.

        As for Selena, well, Bruce is going to be 12 in this series, and she’s around his age, probably younger. I would suggest she just be a little girl with a troubled upbringing — for example, her mother works as an escort and is a dominatrix. She becomes a delinquent, crossing paths with Gordon, and is put into foster homes.

        Gordon should be in his 30s or 40s. Alfred could appear in this in his 50s or early 60s. Bane in his 20s or 30s. Oswald in his late 20s to early 40s. Riddler should definitely be a young guy in his late teens or early 20s.

        This series could work. But they need to keep Selena a girl — not be tempted to depict her as a young woman. And the Joker can’t appear, but the guy who will become him can be a prominent character throughout. In the series finale, he would put on the make-up, just as Bruce puts on the cowl.

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