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Gotham Series Will Be Similar To Nolan Batman; Not Connected To Movies

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 01/14/2014 - 9:46am, updated 03/21/2014 - 1:49pm

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We get some further details about the Gotham TV series in addition to featuring a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne.

In their own report about the TCA press conference with Kevin Reilly, IGN offers that Gotham will be similar to the dark and gritty Christopher Nolan movies as well as not connected to the DC movie universe and Ben Affleck.

Some details mentioned:

Described as "Gotham on the brink" and  "operatic" and "larger-than-life."

This report states Bruce will be about 13 years old.

Will function on its own, separate from the Warner Brothers DC cinematic universe. Reilly said: "We own all the rights.That's what we're licencing.They brought us the entire franchise for a very healthy licence fee. We're not negotiating this piece meal. We have all of the underlying Batman rights for the entire franchise for this series."

No connection to the Batman/Bruce Wayne that is Ben Affleck. Reilly said: "There will be an awareness of both and we'll have to coordinate when we're in the market place, but the productions are not piggy-backing off one another."

The series will be in the vein of the grittier tone that Christopher Nolan established in his Dark Knight trilogy, it will be very organic to that world, though Nolan will not have a direct connection to the production. 

We won't see Batman's cape and cowl till the series' conclusion.

Series doesn't start out with capes and costumes. Reilly offered: "We're not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are kind of delicious. You begin to see the evolution of the eccentricities that become those characters, but you really sort of arc there. We don't start out in capes and costumes."

Warner Bros. hoping for 22 episodes; Reilly said he hopes for spinoffs.

No premiere date has been announced.

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