Gotham: Check Out the First Photo of Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock

Fox has an upcoming Batman series called Gotham featuring just about everyone except for Batman. Wait, what? It's a prequel to the creation of the winged crusader focusing on the origin of future police commissioner James Gordon (played by Gary Oldman in the films and Ben MacKenzie in Gotham), when Batman was just a young billionaire kid with dead parents. Based on the strength of the TV superhero craze, Fox has ordered Gotham straight to series with a target debut date of the 2014-2015 season, and the show is already playing dress-up, as evidenced by the first promotional image that was released today.

Here's a picture of King Horik Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Detective Gordon's partner who don't play by the book, don't need no stinkin' badge, and whatever other cliché you can come up with for that type of tough character.

And here's an image of Harvey from the comics, for comparison's sake:


What do you think? Does Logue look the part? 


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Mar 21, 2014
Not who I would have expected for the part, but boy do I love Logue, so I'm stoked to see his take.
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Mar 21, 2014
I love the casting so far. I hope they focus on Gordon and don't spend too much time on a young Bruce Wayne. This show will work best if the focus is on Gordon, the Gotham PD, and the criminals they face, and not Bruce Wayne's childhood.
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Mar 21, 2014
He certainly got the looks.
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Mar 21, 2014
Love Donal Logue!! He's the guy you love to hate (but in SVU I just ended up loving him)
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Mar 21, 2014

I think this show's doing the right thing by focusing on the police and not as much on Bruce (I'm not even sure I like Bruce and Alfred being regulars). Gary Oldman's performance showed that there's a lot of potential storylines for Gotham cops and a lot hasn't been explored. Before Batman Begins it was simply just a nearly pointless role that only existed to react to Batman's actions. So smart of Nolan to cast an A-list actor in the role (he did pretty much the same thing with Alfred). His interpretation was less boisterous (and as a result more likeable) more lowkey and easier to look at (I hated his white hair on the cartoon). You instantly knew you like the character. Now i wanna know all about the Gotham PD. And now we get a young 20 something Gordon? Another avenue to explore; I think it will be rewarding.
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Mar 21, 2014
My biggest problem is with the design of the city in the background. It just doesn't look realistic. Too little light (like the Burton movies) and depressed looking. Even the most depressed cities don't have skylines that look that bad (Detroit's skyline doesn't look that depressed even though the city is very much). Nolan had it figured out and I think the city should look like that.

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Mar 21, 2014
I should have also mentioned that it's too inspired by old city skylines. Seems ridiculous to do that unless it's a period piece.
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Mar 21, 2014
Looks perfect for the role. This character has always sounded like one of the most interesting ones that hasn't been explored on screen and it's great see that finally happen.
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Mar 21, 2014
Lose the 'stache.
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Mar 21, 2014
I have to keep reminding myself this is not gonna be like Smallville!! Its not about young Bruce Wayne?!?! Its about the city he lives in?!?!?
The funny thing is I must tune in to the 1st couple of episodes just watch this crash and burn. Could it be a success?
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Mar 21, 2014
I feel like I'm missing something, if there isn't really a caped crusader then whats the point...? This seems better off as a mini-series or something....
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Mar 21, 2014
I asked the same question. The point is to make you wonder what the point is.
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Mar 20, 2014
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Mar 20, 2014
Mayvbe you should get out more, if this really made you that angry? o.0
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Mar 20, 2014
O_O IS THAT A ZEPPELIN??? My naïve optimism regarding this show has already been pointed out to me on this site but I don't care, I'm excited!
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Mar 21, 2014
Looks far more like the batsignal than a Zeppelin to me...Yeah, I know. Batman's not Batman yet, but as a simple promotional shot for a show centered around batman characters, the batsignal's a pretty universal reminder to people what 'verse it's in
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Mar 21, 2014
To the left, to the left..
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Mar 21, 2014
::facepalm::
My bad : $
Clearly, I'm as blind as a...(dare I even say it?) as a bat, Man : /
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Mar 21, 2014
oh. never mind. you got corrected. i thought that "to the left, to the left" business was dance music.
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Mar 21, 2014
no way man that's totally a zepplin. totally thought you crushed my dreams man!
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Mar 21, 2014
OOOOOOoooooooooHHHHHHH! Zepplins make everything exciting! Alas, thanks to corporate sabotage we live in a world here they only fly over football stadiums.
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Mar 20, 2014
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Mar 20, 2014
whats this? another Agents of Shite, ordinary people in a superhero universe? who came up with that dumb ass idea anyway? if superheroes are hangin around, why am I following an ordinary dork?
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Mar 20, 2014
Actually, in this point of the story, Superheroes will not have existed yet.
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Mar 20, 2014
why not? batman wasnt the first superhero. is that supposedly the premise?
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Mar 21, 2014
No, the premise is to show the world (us) the forces at work that created the Batman. Gotham was a VERY corrupt place, run by the gangs, crime lords, and crooked cops. A good part of the reason that the Batman was able to succeed was that he had the support of Gordon.

Gordon had to do a lot of work to create his own support network in a police force riddled with corruption. Donal Logue looks a lot like Harvey Bullock. Acting like him won't be too hard. Harvey isn't that different from Tidwell in 'Life'.



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Mar 21, 2014
right but there are lots of violent and horribly corrupt places ad none of them gave birth to superheroes, so why should we care about this made up place more than some real life place? because batman will rise in some timeframe we'll never see? its sounds stupid. I'm a big fan of batman but I don't give a damn about gotham without batman.

anyway, you seem psyched for it and I don't mean to be a buzzkill. I just hope there's more to this than "gotham before batman".
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Mar 20, 2014
The Logue'ster is omnipresent of late. Still wish he'd scored a longer run in Terriers - pun intended. It was great to have him as a lead and not just part of some ensemble. Oh well, let's see what this brings...
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Mar 20, 2014
I like Donal Logue a lot as an actor, but this doesn't seem like a great fit to me. Bullock is a lout and a bully, he throws his weight around but he doesn't generally use his smarts, and Logue is a smarter actor. Also a redder actor, Bullock isn't Irish. ;-)
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Mar 20, 2014
He definitely fits the character,so far,so good.And did anyone notice in the upper right corner of the photo,is it me or does that look kinda like the bat-signal?Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part.
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Mar 20, 2014
This series still sounds like quite a disaster waiting to happen, but I still see Donal Logue as the one shining light in the dark, so here's hoping for more good news like this!
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Mar 20, 2014
Yeah, I thought the same about ARROW, and now is one of my favorite shows
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Mar 20, 2014
You do have a good point there. I had about the same thoughts on Arrow and Hannibal going in, especially with Hugh Dancy's body of work, but man did he ever knock it out of the park for me.
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Mar 20, 2014
This sounds familiar ... Oh wait, I remember ... sounds a lot like Smallville :D
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Mar 20, 2014
...if Smallville had been about the lives of Jonathan Kent and Martha Clark as they went through highschool and started thier own farm
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Mar 21, 2014
lol :D
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Mar 20, 2014
This may be his least shaggy looking role yet.
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Mar 20, 2014
I love me some Donal Logue but I'm not sure if he's gruff enough for this part. IDK. Love him though and I'll definitely be checking this out.


Also, I miss Terriers. That is all. :'(
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Mar 20, 2014
He's also not fat enough. Bet he's happy to hear that.
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Mar 21, 2014
True! And I bet he is :D
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Mar 20, 2014
Aaahhh! Terriers! It's like a gaping hole in my life :(
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Mar 21, 2014
I know! :'(
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Mar 20, 2014
Love Donal Logue!
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Mar 20, 2014
Nailed it!
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Mar 20, 2014
I'm not sold on this series yet, but it's Donal Logue. Donal Logue! I'm hoping his Bullock is mildly affable and gruff, if unconventional, like Hank in Terriers or Tidwell in Life.

If Fox knows what's good for it, hopefully Gotham will be more like Brubaker and Rucka's runs on taut noir procedural Gotham Central than Bullock's bumbling appearances on earlier Batman-centric titles.
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