First ‘Gotham’ Cast Photo & ‘Flash’ TV Series Poster Revealed

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Gotham TV Show Fox Logo First Gotham Cast Photo & Flash TV Series Poster Revealed

Fans of DC Comics have survived on rumors and far-off planning for comic adaptations for some time, but the marketing for both Fox’s Gotham and The Flash is finally starting to heat up. The latest update comes in the form of the very first photo of the ensemble cast of the Batman-based cop drama, and another look at the suit and title style of Grant Gustin’s super-speedy spin-off of The CW’s Arrow.

The networks have timed their reveals to coincide with some good news for each TV adaptation: Batman fans are still dissecting the very first Gotham trailer introducing Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the colorful cast of characters surrounding him, and The CW has officially issued a full season order for the Flash spin-off. It’s still difficult to tell what kind of tone or direction the superpowered series will take, but the first cast photo of Gotham fits the pitched tone and premise exactly as advertised.


Gotham TV Show Cast Photo 620x370 First Gotham Cast Photo & Flash TV Series Poster Revealed

The first photo should calm the fears of fans who hoped the series wouldn’t simply look to capitalize on the name recognition of ‘Bruce Wayne’ – fears bolstered when the first trailer featured Wayne (David Mazouz) prominently, despite Gotham being originally advertised as ‘Jim Gordon’s story.’ The young orphan and his trusted butler are present in the photo, but it’s Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) that stand center stage, between the criminals of Gotham and the future vigilante (figuratively, and literally).

Besides supporting Logue’s claim that the pair’s partnership will form the core conflict of the series, those somewhat weary of Batman’s origin story will be relieved to see the character forced to the background (at least for now). Recent comments from the showrunner have assured those looking for a dark, violent cop drama that Gotham was never conceived as a Bruce-centered project, so let’s hope this image is further evidence.

While Batman fans prepare to step into a dark and gloomy world without superpowers, another superhero is set to step out of the gloomy world of The CW’s Arrow. Take a look at the new poster for The Flash below:

The Flash TV Show Poster First Gotham Cast Photo & Flash TV Series Poster Revealed

It’s unlikely that any news item pertaining to The Flash will be able to match the discussion spawned with the first costume reveal of Grant Gustin’s scarlet speedster, which proved somewhat divisive among fans for its Arrow/Smallville hybrid design. Wherever you fall on the issue, it’s clear that The CW is marketing the series as almost a polar opposite to the dark, brooding Green Arrow adaptation. Whether the suit, the tone – or the logo – can capture the same audience as their existing DC series, or attract a new one remains to be seen.

What do you think of the marketing for the shows? Does it seem each has an audience they’re targeting, or are you waiting to see a bit more before passing judgement on either? Share our thoughts in the comments.


The Flash is expected to air on The CW in the fall of 2014. Gotham is in development and expected to premiere on FOX in Fall 2014.

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  1. Be back in flash!

  2. Do you think we’ll get to see Barry Allen in the Arrow finale, or do you think Flash episode 1 will be him waking up?

    • my guess is at the end of arrow we will see felicity phone ring and she will tell it’s barry and end like that and we will see him in is show that is my guess

      • tbh i think she is going to die in the finale and the first episode in flash will be him getting a call from oliver

    • Not in the finale, itd take away from that. I think theyll crossover after the flash show starts sometime.

  3. Definitely skipping both.
    I can’t seem to find any appeal strong enough for me to watch neither, eventhough I actually like The Flash character. Grant just didn’t click enough for me as Barry when he appeared on Arrow.

    • The fact you bothered to comment about not watching either makes me believe youll watch both.

      • I comment on not watching “X-men: DERP” all the time and you can bank on that… Looks like they’re voicing their feelings towards it.

    • Thanks for dropping that.
      We were on the edge of our seats wondering how you felt.

  4. awesome cant wait for both

  5. Why is The Flash wearing lipstick?

    • The same reason you aren’t.

    • Hmmm, you’re right…he musta been kissing your girlfriend….!

    • Obviously it is red chapstick. I guess your lips would get pretty chapped by the wind chill factor of running around at the speed of sound. ^-^

  6. …I really need to see a trailer for Flash. The costume seems a little odd to me, but I need to see it in action. Just like Quicksilver, apparently. Remember when we all thought he was horrible simply because of the suit? I’ve only heard good things about him thus far, so…yeah. Back to Flash, we need to see him in action.

  7. Can we give Flash a lighter shade of lipstick pls, thx

    • its not lipstick they failed at color at color grading

  8. I’m surprised more hasn’t come out about the Flash show like Gotham. Can’t wait for the Flash show.

  9. Fix the suit for the flash!!!! It looks like crap!!!!

    • Really ? I like the suit for the most part..
      Havin red instead of whit on his emblem is what throws it off for me.. Flash has one of those suits that
      if it was too canon it wld come off cartoonish.. The original flash series did as such and wile it had the right idea.. the fake muscles and bulges was a lil off putting..

      • White*

    • It’s an origin story it’s suppose to suck at first but it’ll become better over time

    • I don’t hate Daredevil’s suit but where are his horns…

  10. iZombie poster is out too.

  11. The new Flash suit seemed to get a lot of praise when the first pic was released, I don’t understand all the hate it’s getting now. I think it looks great, I’ve yet to have any issues with it. And personally, this costume seems to look more comic booky than the costumes from shows like Arrow or Smallville (not complaining about those shows, I just personally think this new Flash suit looks the most like one from the comics).

  12. A Gordon without a mustache is like Disney without Walt. Unlike the haters I’m looking forward to seeing the Flash.

  13. I am pretty pumped and hopeful for The Flash show. While I would rather the suit was identical in every detail to the comics, they did a tolerable enough job with it that i can live with it (at least it is not black leather or black spandex…then I would’ve been peeved). Despite having doubts about this new Barry Allen looking too young and…well, not like the comic book Barry Allen, he is OK as an actor from what little I have seen on Arrow, I guess, and I am certainly willing to give him a chance. Of the DC comic heroes, about the only one I like better than Flash (Barry Allen) is Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). I have not seen the series yet, of course, but I would say I am likely to buy it on DVD when available, so I have a fair degree of hopeful confidence in it.
    As far as other DC heroes I would eventually like to see (besides more Hal Jordan Green Lantern, of course) eventually are:
    Doctor Fate
    Hourman (sound like he is getting a show next year on CW network)
    The Atom
    Martian Manhunter
    Maybe eventually Spectre & Deadman
    Maybe eventually Doctor Midnight
    Maybe eventually the Legion of Super-Heroes
    TV series, movies, team-ups or sing;e appearences, I don’t care, just make ‘em!

    • I think Hourman might end up being a part of CW’s DCU. Arrow already introduced Mirakuru which is pretty much a concentrated/unrefined version of Miraclo.

      Green Lantern might not make it to network TV for a while. Can’t make a decent GL on TV without breaking the bank. Believable ring constructs would be too expensive.

      • You’re are probably right, Naledge. As much as I would love to see GL on TV, I agree that the special effects would be pretty-much cost-prohibitive on TV. GL will probably be relegated to the big tent-pole movies on the silver screen. I think Hourman will probably be about like Arrow on CW (a show I enjoy) or daredevil on Netflix, TV fare. Much easier and affordable to produce the effects needed on TV. I really hope they keep something at least resembling his original yellow, black, and red costume from the earlier comics.

    • (Oops…sing;e is supposed to be single; don’t type when tired!).

  14. Looking forward to Flash… I like the suit, n Grant Gustin did just about enuf in the arrow episode to warrant a proper chance as Flash.

    Gotham…not that interested. There is a reason why Gotham before Batman is an Untold story. WB has can’t see him grow into Batman on Fox. And in the many of his future villains are shown. But this was a show about Gordon, and even though he’s center stage in the poster…all the other characters are most likely storylines. The story of Gotham before Batman…is that its a corrupt place. Done. Gordon actually doesn’t make any headway into fixing Gotham before Batman. What’s the point?

  15. I really dig the noir atmosphere. Don’t disappoint Gotham, I’m gonna tune in.

  16. I don’t see the point in Gotham either… Pretty sure it will be cancelled along with Flash? Ha ha Flash, really? Fail… Remember how the old Flash tv show lasted forever? No? Yeah… I’m surprised Arrow lasted as long as it did… I’m starting to not hate it…

  17. Please please please realise more promotion for The Flash! I am so excited for it! Although I am I don’t know of there is enough people overall p which makes me worried for the shows future! And also I NEED to see a trailer right now for The Flash!!!!! :D

    • They will release the trailer for the flash during the season finale of arrow on wednesday.

      • For that reason, it only makes sense for the Flash to make some kind of appearance in the season finale in order to give a perfect segway into the trailer. Arrow already allowed superstrength and rapid healing with the introduction of Mirakuru; and since a crossover between the two is inevitable, this would be the perfect time to introduce the rest of the superpowers into Arrow and the CW DCU.

  18. The common speculation is that they’ll drop a Flash trailer on the 15th.

  19. First shot of the Pilot should be Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) washing his face off in the bathroom, showing a big old mustache (just like Jim Gordon’s). His wife, in the room next to him, tells him “Ugh, to be honest, honey. I hate that mustache, makes you look SO old. You should save it for your middle life crisis”. Gordon looks at himself again in the mirror and proceeds to shave it off.

    That would be so cool and right. Just like Watson’s Mustache in “Sherlock”.

  20. Why the hell would I want to watch a Batman show without Batman in it? Or a movie with Spidey’s villains that has no Spidey? Oh well, at least there’s The Flash.

    • That’s the point! It isn’t a Batman show. So it is pointless complaining about him not being in it.

    • I’m planning to watch at least the first few episodes of “Gotham” because I liked Donal Logue in the sitcom “Grounded for Life.”

  21. Gotham trailer looks better then every episode of AOS combined.

    • OH YEAH, DC!

  22. Hey cool new Flash TV Series cannot wait,but doe’s anyone know when it will air in Australia please? This is awesome new’s ;)

  23. I mean… the helmet looks cool (minus the ear lightening bolts) but the whole thing looks like the 2001 Dare Devil when Ben Afleck played him. Now since they’ve already messed up the flash with the costume & casting issues, they might as well cast Bradley Cooper to play him in the MOVIE to make it up to the fans.

  24. I’m excited to see The Flash. Gotham on the other hand not going to watch that at all. It’s the same tired stories since they can’t live up to what they promised about it being solely about Jim Gordon. Now it’s going to have Joker in it, seriously can the writers of that show for once break the cycle that if anything takes place in Gotham they have to include that darn PoS Joker and Catthing. It’s pathetic!

  25. So The Flash being in a TV series means what to the idea of The Flash being in a Justice League movie?