Ben McKenzie Thinks Jim Gordon Was the Real First Batman

Gotham is starting up their hype machine for the shows return on March 1st and part of that was Ben McKenzie making a visit to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. There was a few interesting topics in their conversation, the first being how McKenzie is trying to convince his children (ages 2 and 4) that Jim Gordon was the real first hero of Gotham and there wouldn't be a Batman without him. And while the actor is mostly doing it because he plays Gordon, but it's a valid argument to have.

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Ironically though, McKenzie has also played Batman, or at least lent his voice to the character. He voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman in the animated adaptation of Batman: Year One, based on the celebrated comic series by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli.

Before he comes out on stage we get a scene from the series return that has Gordon coming across Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) in a bad part of town. And we find out that he's living not that far away. Which tells us that he and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) have not patched things up at that point. I wonder if that means Alfred will have had to get a job. Seems like the GCPD should be hiring with all the cops they lost because of Professor Pyg.

Gotham returns on March 1st to Fox.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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