We all know and love the fat, rough around the edges partner of Jim Gordon from our days spent watching Batman: The Animated Series . Now, the actor behind the current live-action rendition reveals how this new iteration will be different.
In a recent interview, Donal Logue states that the cartoon (and one comic in-particular) helped him prepare for his new role as the gritty detective. “Gotham Central. That’s the majority of it and the animated series was good too. I didn’t want to match what that guy did. I watched it a lot because my kids watched it, so I just didn’t want to do an impersonation of that guy. Then just Gotham in general. We’re inventing a lot of stories. We’re adding to the narrative so it doesn’t really have to lock into other versions. There’s a lot of different journeys that these characters have taken in different incarnations of the show, so you don’t want to get married too much to one. Harvey is a crooked cop but he also did heroic things, so I think it’s good to know the parameters of the world but not get too locked into it too much.” He says.
We’ve also recently learned that the Joker will not make an appearance in the pilot, but will be slowly teased throughout the show. When asked if Bullock will play a role in that, Logue states, “I don’t know how they’re planning on unfolding with The Joker. I think the next few episodes; they’re really focusing on the emergence of The Penguin. I’m in the dark like everybody else. I’m three episodes ahead of the rest of you. I don’t know who else, Two-Face, I don’t know where other ones will come out but we’ve introduced a good cadre of villains so far in the pilot. We need to explore their development a bit.”