A dark new trailer for the FOX Batman prequel gives us a glimpse of the crime-ridden world that pre-dates the Batman movies.
The OC‘s Benjamin McKenzie is Gotham City police detective James Gordon, the man tasked with solving the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. We also get a glimpse of their orphaned young son Bruce (who will one day become Batman) as well as his future enemies Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Penguin and The Riddler.
Plus, Jada Pinkett Smith, playing a nightclub owner.
The pilot, which was written by Bruno Heller and directed by Danny Cannon, was picked up for a full series earlier this week. The series will air in the US on Fox later this year, with UK broadcasters yet to start the bidding to bring it here.
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