“The Dark Knight Rises Review” – Zero Year Episode 9
Season: ZeroYear [S00.1]
Derek and John return for Zero Year, Episode 9 of Gotham TV Podcast, with a full detailed discussion of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman and Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon. The Dark Knight Rises charts the rise of a terrorist threat to Gotham and its inhabitants. Bane, backed by a darker and more secretive organisation, seeks to destroy Gotham and the Batman. In order to prevent the annihilation of Gotham, the Batman must overcome his own demons about the death of Harvey Dent/Two Face and be reborn as Gotham’s protector for one final time.
⦁ Many of the cast have confirmed on Twitter that they are returning to work to begin recording the rest of the series for Fox. With Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Victoria Cartagena (Renee Montoya), Andrew Stewart-Jones (Crispus Allen) and Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot) all confirming they’re in New York this week 20th June 2014. This is a bit earlier than expected so hopefully it means some new footage in time for San Diego Comic Con.
⦁ Victoria Catagena has confirmed that she’s reading up on Gotham Central in order to prep for her role in Gotham. Following Ben McKenzie and Bruno Heller she’s the third member of the team to confirm the show is taking from the highly acclaimed series we talked about in Episode 4 and Episode 5. We will be returning to cover the rest of the arc from our next show.
⦁ In an interview with Hitfix Danny Cannon (Not Bruno Heller as Derek says in the Podcast) has said that he’d love to incorporate the Origins of Mr. Freeze into Gotham. Given how they use the character in Gotham Central and the numerous origins for him over the years we’re sure it would be a great fit.
⦁ Rumours appeared on the internet this week claiming to be from Fox that Gotham has been canceled. The original report came from a “Create your own headline” Site on the internet called Sunday Times Daily or STD. It seems to have gained some traction but given all the positive feedback on the the pilot from people who’ve seen the show it had no basis in fact.
⦁ Two slightly different Pilot trailers were released one by Canadian Broadcaster CTV who will broadcast the show this Fall. Not much new footage and the original Fox cut was better. A short teaser was released of the villains showing Selina, Oswald and Fish Mooney’s parts and saying they only got this way because of the city their from.
⦁ Australian Broadcaster Nine Network were confirmed to have bought broadcast rights for Gotham. So great news for our Aussie listeners. We’re still waiting on a broadcast confirmed for Europe.
⦁ *Breaking News* Former Angel, Firefly and Supernatural alum Ben Edlund has joined the team of Gotham for the first season.
⦁ *Breaking News* TV Director TJ Scott is set to direct episodes 4 and 6 of Season 1 of Gotham. Mr. Scott most recently worked on Orphan Black but his work can also be seen on Spartacus and Black Sails
Other DC Connected Universe News
⦁ Established former Deadline.com founder, Nikki Finke, released a schedule of upcoming DC movies and a projected timeline for when they could appear:
1. May 2016 – Batman v Superman
2. July 2016 – Shazam
3. Xmas 2016 – Sandman
4. May 2017 – Justice League
5. July 2017 – Wonder Woman
6. Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
7. May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2 – See more at:
⦁ Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Woman in Black was asked in a Rapid fire interview with Buzzfeed.com what other franchise he’d like to join, he quickly answered Batman and said he’d be perfect for Robin.
⦁ A Batman Standalone film with Ben Affleck starring and directing is expected by 2019. Could this be The Dark Knight Returns story arc with an older Batman and maybe Daniel Radcliffe as Robin. Although in that story Robin was Sarah Essen Gordon the child of two of the main characters in the Gotham TV series.
⦁ Constantine has teased Doctor Fate, a character in the extended DC Universe, in a new trailer. Showing that Constantine won’t stand alone and apart from the DC Universe.
⦁ *BREAKING NEWS* The Arrow Season 3 and The Flash Season 1 have announced their premiere dates for October. The Flash will air on the 7th followed by Arrow on the 8th. They will lead in with the two Arrow episodes that Barry Allen The Flash first appeared on October 1st.
Thanks as always for listening. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Next up Gotham TV Podcast will return to continue its look at the Gotham Central comic series from Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucca and Michael Lark in a few weeks time.
Derek & John
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Date recorded: 24 & 25/06/2014
Date published: 29/06/2014
MP3, 1 hr. 55 mins, 128kbps, 106 MB