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Batman spin-off commissioned by Fox

Published on: 26th September 2013

Fox has ordered a Batman spin-off series based around police commissioner James Gordon.Gary-Oldman-Commissioner-Ji

The Gordon “origin” story, to be titled Gotham, will follow him in his days as a detective, before Bruce Wayne puts on the batsuit. Written by Bruno Heller, it will feature some of the series’ best-known foes, though Batman himself will be absent. Fox, who won the show after a bidding war, has already ordered a full series.

Gordon is a staple of the Batman series who first appeared in Detective Comics #27, the same issue that introduced the Dark Knight. The character was played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s recent film trilogy, by Pat Hingle in the four Batman films that preceded it, and by Neil Hamilton in the 1960s TV series. Gordon has already starred in two spin-off comics, Batman: GCPD and Gotham Undercover.

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