Our first full look at Fox’s new Batman TV show sans Batman has arrived, and with it comes our first real impressions of Gotham’s assorted gangsters and gumshoes. There’s a lot of material packed into that two-minute trailer, but we’ve gone over it with a fine-tooth comb and picked out all the best details. Here they are:
Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, a veteran detective of the Gotham City Police Department.
Benjamin Mackenzie as James Gordon, Gotham’s newest rookie, throwing Bullock all kinds of Ryan Atwood shade.
Robin Lord Taylor, late of a one-off “Walking Dead” appearance, not faring much better as a bloody-nosed Oswald Cobblepot — also known as the man who will eventually become The Penguin.
Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney, the awesomely named Gotham City gangster who serves as Oswald’s boss, and provides a huge thorn in the side for both Bullock and Gordon.
David Mazouz as young Bruce Wayne, on the most important night of his life.
Gordon and Bruce meet for the first time. It won’t be their last encounter, not by a long shot.
The funeral of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Just past Bruce’s shoulder is Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, the trusty butler who otherwise doesn’t appear in the trailer.
John Doman, alias William Rawls from “The Wire,” as … someone. Not really sure. We hear he has some night club suggestions.
More of Gordon getting his Ryan Atwood on. And by “getting his Ryan Atwood on,” we really just mean “getting it on.”
Gordon getting it on again, but with an entirely different type of gun.
Newcomer Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, future Catwoman, on the outskirts of Wayne Manor…
…as she spies young master Bruce on the edge of despair.
Before the Penguin…
Before Poison Ivy…
And even before Clayface*…
…there was this awesome “Gotham” logo.
* not actually from trailer
What did you think of the “Gotham” trailer?