Category Archives: Gotham

Catwoman Comes to Gotham

Camren Bicondova achieved acclaim for her role as Selina Kyle on the DC Comics television series Gotham. She’s likely to receive more acclaim and notoriety for becoming Selina Kyle’s alter ego Catwoman. The newest episode of Gotham features the costumed appearance of the classic Batman villain. Catwoman’s arrival continues the slow burning change of a series focusing on normal people as opposed to heroes and villains. In order for the series to continue, more heroes and villains are needed.

The original concept for Gotham was to show the early years of Batman’s universe by looking at the life of young Bruce Wayne. The supporting cast in the series featured a number of soon-to-be villains who had yet to become costumed maniacs. The characters slowly evolved through the initial seasons into the roles they assume in DC Comics canon.

Gotham really does need villains and some costumed heroes. The television series has its fans and receives critical acclaim. The ratings for the series haven’t exactly been groundbreaking. The humanity side of the series seems to be wearing thin. The current comic book movie and television series craze draws a lot of its success from presence of super-powered and fantastic beings. After a while, audiences get a little bored of a Batman series without Batman and his famous rogue’s gallery.

The core audience that enjoys the series aren’t going to go away when more villains enter the narrative fray. Quite a few new audiences members may jump in when the program takes a greater turn in the direction of traditional comic book entertainment.

Likely, the production team of Gotham sees the success of The Flash and Arrow and realize more heroes and villains means more ratings. Gotham must head in that direction to thrive in future seasons.

The Dawn Of A Young Batman Comes To Gotham In Season 4

The San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) has become famous for debuting surprises in store for fans of upcoming movies and television programs. One of the more shocking posters heralds the arrival of Bruce Wayne as a young Batman in Gotham’s fourth season. To say the arrival of the Caped Crusader on television would be big news would be a massive understatement. The new TV Batman would be a complete first for the hero as the first year of the character’s existence would be played out for the first time ever.

The poster does show Bruce wearing either a cape or a flowing coat, but definitely not the traditional Dark Knight uniform. Fans of the comic book series know the development of crime-fighter Bruce Wayne into Batman took some time. The costume came out of a bit of trial and error. Likely, this is how the television show will develop the transformation from Bruce Wayne to Batman.

Slowly bringing out the Batman character makes perfect sense. Once Batman debuts, Gotham ceases being Gotham. Instead, the series turns into “The All-New Batman Show” as the focus would shift from the city and its inhabitants to the Dark Knight and his adventures.

Allowing the program to show how Bruce Wayne becomes the well-known persona of Batman could help the series immensely. The transformation may time some time — and several seasons — allowing viewers to continue to maintain interest in the program.

And maybe the end game would be a new Batman TV series sequel once Gotham’s run ends.