When I originally got the tip from my source that Donal Logue got the offer, I made error and assumed it was for the Gordon part. I was wrong. My fault. I apologize. What Donal Logue actually got the offer was for Det. Harvey Bullock who is in his 40s and described as Gordon’s mentor in the pilot. Again, my apologies to the readers because sometimes, in the race to be first with a scoop, I didn’t bother to ask for which part which was pretty amateur and stupid on my part. As they say, assumption is the mother of all screwups as I just proved. Won’t happen again. So Donal Logue did in fact get an offer but for another part and not Gordon. Hope this clears things up.
Donal Logue has been offered the lead part of Commissioner James Gordon in Fox’s upcoming Gotham TV show which has been ordered to series.
Gotham, from The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. In the pilot, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman.
Just yesterday, Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly announced the news that the show will indeed feature a young Bruce Wayne (give me a minute & I will bag this scoop too).
“The show will arc a young Bruce Wayne from a child (around 12) into the final episode of the series, when he will put on the cape. We will see how they get to become who they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality.”
Donal Logue is not only a really good actor you have seen in movies like Blade and on television shows like Sons Of Anarchy, but an absolutely excellent choice to headline the Gotham TV show. I highly recommend you check him out in a hot indie that was at Sundance a while back called The Tao Of Steve.