‘Gotham’ TV Show: Donal Logue Rumored to Be in Talks for James Gordon; Actor Denies It

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donal logue gordon rumor Gotham TV Show: Donal Logue Rumored to Be in Talks for James Gordon; Actor Denies It

Despite his likely anchor role, most of the heat coming off of FOX’s potential Gotham series didn’t seem to be centered on Jim Gordon during yesterday’s network presentation during the TCAs. The word “soap opera” was mentioned and there were revelations about Rogues Gallery origin stories, Bruce Wayne: The Formative Years, and a promised Batman appearance; but while all of those things are important, there isn’t a more vital choice then the one facing producer Bruno Heller and his team as they look to cast the right actor to play Jim Gordon.¬†

As is always the case with coveted roles like this – particularly those that come with comic book attachments – the time between the initial headlines and the official casting announcements have been filled with speculation and rumors. Tonight, it seems like Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy) is the name dujour, but it might not be that simple.

According to Latino Review, Logue has been offered the role of Jim Gordon in Gotham - an interesting choice that ages the character up beyond what most people thought we would see on the show while delivering a notable TV actor with the chops to pull off such a vital role. Trouble is, Logue is denying the rumor directly via Twitter.

So, does that mean we’ll never get a chance to see Logue bring his mix of charm and intensity to Gotham City? Right now it doesn’t seem likely, but stranger things have happened than a rumor returning from the grave to prove true. It’s possible that wires were crossed and Logue’s name was just being bandied about by producers on the show, rather than the actor already being offered the part.

As for the role of Gordon, it seems like the search may need to continue, meaning that all options are again on the table and fans are left to wait while wondering if a choice will and can be made that will convince them to give their hearts to this show before they see a second of footage.

What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Would you have liked to see Logue as James Gordon?


Gotham is in development and will air on FOX. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for news as it becomes available.

Source: Latino Review, Nerd Bastards, Twitter

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  1. LR is always wrong.

    • LR’s track record is pretty good.

  2. Yes that would be awesome, id even like to see him as Gordon for the movie universe

  3. I’d like to see Donal on the show in some capacity.

  4. Donal Logue has been awesome. See the first Blade. Then check out his bio. If you’re going to hinge this series on a supporting character in the Batman mythos, he’d better be great enough to captivate an audience who’s biggest expectation is to see The Dark Knight or his adversaries in action. That’s where Birds of Prey failed. Get a really entertaining lead for this or forget it. Donal Logue can deliver. He can carry the stories that were never told about the Batman/DC universe. I’m all in.

  5. Bring back Terriers!

    • Yes please! It was one of the most underrated shows of all time!

  6. donald logue for harvey bullock

  7. Logue speaks the truth. Who COULD top Gary Oldman? He was awesome as Gordon, and the bizarre thing is that the script didn’t give Gary Oldman’s character anything awesome to work with. IMO, he gave the best performance in the entire trilogy (excluding Heath Ledger’s Joker of course).

  8. So why was this article written??

  9. Latino Review and El Mayimbe are quickly becoming the Harold Camping of CBM rumours…

  10. Bring back Grounded for Life!

  11. Seems strange that he knows about Gordon being in his late 20′s. Doesn’t this prove a little bit that he’s connected to the show? Or is he just so interested that he knows about that?

  12. I keep tuning out on this show more and more as it seems to be moving in the direction of being Arrow for Batman. That concept might be cool if CW did it so they could cross over, but this such a cool concept without Batman.

    I’m a huge Batman fan, don’t get me wrong, but I’d hate to see him resorted to as a crutch.

  13. i like when King Horik yells Ragnar Lothbrok!!!!

  14. I just can’t see this guy as anybody but Dex in “The Tao of Steve”

  15. I hope this rumor really is false, can’t stand Logue, he’s wrong for ANY incarnation of Jim Gordon.

    Now Harvey Bullock on the other hand, he’d be a good fit for.

  16. if not here, I’d like to see him included into the dc cinematic universe at some point. I enjoyed his portrayal of lee toric on SOA.