'Person of Interest' is why 'Gotham' doesn't need Batman

FOX is heading into comic-book territory with its new drama "Gotham."The new series follows the life of Detective Jim Gordon before he becomes commissioner, and includes the character of a young Bruce Wayne. FOX head Kevin Reilly revealed at TCA winter press tour that "all the classic Batman characters" including the Riddler, the Penguin and the Joker will show up, and many of the show's episodes will just be about having origin stories for those villains. (Fingers crossed for a "The Killing Joke" nod in the Joker one.) Some viewers might wonder why FOX isn't going full-out with a Batman series. After all, "Gotham" has the makings of a superhero show, but is telling its superhero's story before he picked up the cape and cowl. The caped crusader is ever popular judging by the success of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" trilogy and the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" film where Ben Affleck will play Batman. But...



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