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Fox’s Gotham TV Show Picks Up Viking’s Donal Logue

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Hey, remember when people were throwing around the rumor of Donal Logue playing James Gordon for the new Batman-less Gotham series? He’s not playing Gordon, but he will star on the show. 

Just last month, this was circling around the internet.

To be fair, we never thought for a second Logue would play Gordon. He’s a fantastic actor but we knew they were going for a younger man as the lead. But the actor was keeping a secret about the show. Logue, who’s recently starred in Vikings, Copper, and Sons of Anarchy will be taking on the role of none other than Det. Harvey Bullock.

That makes so much more sense.

Entertainment Weekly writes:

Bullock is Det. Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor investigating the dramatic crimes of Gotham City. He’s described as a “rough-around-the-edges detective ” who “plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results … and he does it with old-school, forceful panache” (in the comics, the character is pretty brutal with suspects, but essentially a good guy).

Bullock, of course, has been a long-standing sidekick of sorts to Gordon in the comics and I’m very interested to see Logue’s take. He’ll be playing opposite the recently cast Ben McKenzie as Gordon. Just yesterday we learned the casting of Penguin, Alfred, Captain Essen, and Barbara Kean.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."