GOTHAM Cast Image Features Heroes, Villains, and Easter Eggs

     May 9, 2014


Well now this is a pretty cool way to end a good week for Fox’s upcoming series, Gotham.  We already heard the good, if not unexpected news that the network has officially ordered the project to series; then came the very encouraging trailer; and lastly, showrunner Bruno Heller talked about all sorts of topics in a wide-ranging interview about the DC-inspired series.  Now, Fox has unveiled a new Gotham image that features the principal cast of heroes and villains (and some characters caught in between the two).  In a pleasant surprise, the image also features a number of Easter eggs teasing the appearance of the series’ villains, some of whom haven’t been officially announced.

The show stars Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz, Donal LogueBarbara Kean, Jada Pinkett SmithRobin Lord TaylorCamren BicondovaSean PertweeCory Michael Smith, and Zabryna Guevara.  Gotham will premiere on Fox this fall.  Hit the jump to check out the new image.

This cool Gotham image was brought to our attention by the fine folks over at Batman-News:


Did you click through for the high-resolution images in order to check out the Easter eggs?  Here’s what I found (and yes, most are for villains that were already announced, but not all…)

    • Penguin Garage sign
    • Riddler question mark graffiti
    • Catwoman’s black cat
    • Poison Ivy’s climbing vine
    • Joker’s casino. You’re a winner!
    • Steve also pointed out the Bat-signal spotlight in the background

gotham-james-gordon-ben-mckenzieHere’s the official synopsis for Gotham:

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.

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, “HawthoRNe,” Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” Another Earth).

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.



  • Steven

    I’ve never liked these “cast poster” thingeys.

    They always look crap.

    • James VDB

      You can see the bad photoshopping on Pinkett’s leg.

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      • Dev

        Yeah and what the hell happened to the penguin’s leg? Also the joker casino sign is transparent if you zoom in. I did better photoshopping in college lol

  • monkeypaws

    also next to penguin is a graffiti tag that says Rako who is a cambodian assassin based on a villain from captain atom comics

  • 80sRobot

    Still wonder about the fact that Pinkett is playing a mobster named Fish, while Oswald works for her character. Because what do penguins eat? Fish.

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    • AdamShitwood

      Everybody eats fish… except for Michael Sam.

  • 80sRobot

    One good sign that gives me optimism for this series is that every lead character in this poster, except one (Fish), is a character from Batman lore. It’s not like they used Gordon and Bullock but surrounded them with a bunch of new characters made-up for TV.

  • Samson

    it would be so cool if he had a school friend named harvey dent

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  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    i wouldn’t be surprised if they make young bruce and young selina close buddies that take opposite paths as they grow up, just as kid charles and kid mystique from xmen: first class. Also of noting from the cast poster is that fox seems to hint that kid pamela is under edward nygma’s wing, like his protege or more like a little sister type of thing… maybe because they both share a penchant for the color green?… hhehe also every character is coupled with another except for Selina, highlighting her lonely personality… they tried to be subtle but ended up overloading their poster with a lot of symbolism.