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Ben McKenzie Is James Gordon In 'Gotham' TV Series & Ms. Marvel Rumored For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 9, 2014 10:06 AM
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On the small screen and at the multiplex, the comic book continues to make its presence felt and this weekend brings a couple of updates for fans of both DC and Marvel.

First up, "Southland" and "The O.C." star Ben McKenzie has landed the role of James Gordon in Fox's brewing "Gotham" (via EW). The series, which started out as a show that wouldn't feature Batman, has developed into something that will follow the detective as he cleans up the titular city from baddies the Riddler, Catwoman and the Penguin. That being said, executives are saying the characters won't be appearing in their costumes for the most part, and that this is all origin story stuff, but who puts Catwoman in a show without getting her geared up at some point? Anyway, a young Bruce Wayne will figure into the show too, tracking his rise to what we presume is Batman way down the line. Danny Cannon ("CSI," "Nikita") will direct the pilot penned by Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist," "Rome").

Meanwhile, Latino Review is reporting that Ms. Marvel is the last major casting puzzle piece for Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." The character has long been expected to make her way to the big screen with Katee Sackhoff, Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson rumored at various points. It's not yet known how they'll integrate the character into the storyline—in the comics she's had a few different iterations—but, if it does happen, we're sure Whedon can figure it out.

Lastly, since we're here, here's the first TV spot for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

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3 Comments

  • brandon | February 19, 2014 3:43 PMReply

    I just watched the leaked age of Ultron teaser trailer, it looks good, I was a big fan of the first movie.

    I watched the leaked trailer here in case anyone was wondering http://watchavengersageofultron.blogspot.ca/2014/02/watch-avengers-age-of-ultron.html

  • newyorker | February 9, 2014 4:40 PMReply

    hope mrs marvel is introduce in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. 10 actresses i love to see play Ms. Marvel are
    1-Katee Sackhoff(a no brainer lol)
    2-Morena Baccarin(she worked with Joss Whedon on Firefly & the movie Serenity)
    3-Amy Acker(she worked with Whedon on Cabin In The Woods & Much Ado About Nothing)
    4-Stana Katic(from tv's Castle)
    5-Elisha Cuthbert(from Girl Next Door & tv's Happy Endings)
    6-Ali Larter(from Final Destination & Resident Evil)
    7-Yvonne Strahovski(from I, Frankenstein & tv's Dexter)
    8-Laura Vandervoort(from Ted & was supergirl on Smallville)
    9-Evan Rachel Wood(from Thirteen & Across The Universe)
    10-Lindsey Gort(shes the new Samantha on CW's The Carrie Diaries)

  • Emperor Zerg Rush | February 9, 2014 1:34 PMReply

    After CBS basically took a dump on the Mentalist, I'm still kind of stunned to see that this is what Heller moved onto.

    With no Bat-film on the horizon (live-action, at least) for a while it's nice to see DC execs finally opening up the Batcave and letting this happen after they put the big veto on Bruce showing up in Smallville all those years ago.

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