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Please visit Ben McKenzie Fan's photo gallery with 30,000+ photos & still growing of Mr. McKenzie every day!

I have added images of Ben from Comic Con today promoting Gotham as well as a cocktail mixer that he attended to our gallery. Thanks to Ali for some of the images.

Gallery Links:
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > July 26: “Gotham” Press Line – Comic-Con International
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > July 26: “Gotham” Signin – Comic Con International
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > July 26: “Gotham” Zip Line At Comic-Con – Comic-Con International
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > July 25:Warner Bros. Television’s Comic-Con Cocktail Media Mixer

07.27.14
Holly

Ahead of Saturday’s Warner Bros. TV/DC Entertainment extravaganza at Comic-Con, Fox is making a big splash with a new Gotham campaign.

The network is asking fans to create their own Gotham poster and/or trailer with with the grand-prize winners earning a trip to the New York City premiere party of the Batman prequel series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The poster contest tasks fans to design a one-sheet utilizing specific assets, such as graphics, fonts, images and title cards provided by Fox.

The trailer contest calls on fans to recreate a scene from the new 60-second trailer for the show, which THR debuts below, in whatever fashion they see fit. Fox will then edit together the best submitted scenes and images into a full-length trailer that will debut online for a scene-by-scene recreation of the original. (Submissions for the trailer are only available via desktops, laptops and tablets.)

Read more at the source

07.26.14
Holly

Last week, reporters attending the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour enjoyed a private screening of Fox’s “Gotham”. Based on the origin stories of a young James Gordon and a younger Harvey Bullock (played by Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue), “Gotham” is one of the most highly anticipated new shows on the fall schedule.

What the actors and series executive producer Bruno Heller probably were not anticipating was the reaction of some critics, that “Gotham’s” pilot is essentially a grim cop show missing the key element that makes this particular universe special: its headliner, Batman.

For the record, this writer disagrees with that assessment. Sure, the pilot isn’t perfect, but I found it to be true to the Batman universe and would confidently recommend it to fans of the Dark Knight. A full review of “Gotham” will post closer to its premiere at 8pm on Monday, September 22. In the meantime, I sat down with McKenzie and Logue at the Beverly Hilton earlier this week to find out what they thought about a few early and very vocal critical reactions to the pilot.

Spoiler alert — they were not amused.

IMDb: You two have fielded a lot of questions about how “Gotham” will work without a superhero.

Ben McKenzie: I’ll jump right in there, if you want.

Donal Logue: That’s absurd. Really? It’s uninteresting to see Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot, the development of all these people before they became villains? It seems like a tired kind of criticism.

McKenzie: It’s a strange criticism to me in the sense of, the people who are fans of Batman and the Batman world are incredibly passionate, and they’ve watched all of these different iterations of this universe, from the comic book 75 years ago, all the way through the Adam West TV show, through the movie versions which – how many different versions of that have there been? Three or four different auteurs taking on this mythology. And throughout all of that, when we take a side angle at this universe, your criticism is, “Well, there isn’t a Batman”? Well, you must love these other characters too, right?

And there is a Bruce. You see Bruce when he’s twelve. We’re not going to jump forward. We’re going to take this one day at a time, and show how this city descends into the anarchy that ultimately manifests the need for a Batman.

Logue: As a fan of Tolkien, although I know he wrote it in order – if, say, for instance, Lord of the Rings came out and someone said, “Would you be interested in seeing The Hobbit, to see what happened before that?” I’d say “Hell yes!”

McKenzie: That’s what’s beautiful about our origin story. It allows us to mine the familiarity of these characters, for an audience that is predisposed to understand what we’re talking about, in terms of the broad strokes of who these characters are. But we’re not beholden to any interpretation, because this is 20 to 30 years before they are who they’ll become.

IMDb: From my perspective, the cops are integral to this universe. There’s a huge political element to the world of Batman, with all the corruption within the police department. And then you have Carmine Falcone ruling the criminal underworld. All of these are elements, if you look at it, which would make a great procedural kind of show with an extra mythology layered in.

Logue: I thought they did an excellent job in the animated series.

Read the rest of the interview at the source

07.24.14
Holly

Just before the show’s world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, FOX has unveiled a new site for their upcoming “Gotham” series at GothamCronicle.com. At the site, you’ll find a number of “news stories” teasing the likes of Penguin, Catwoman and The Riddler. The Hollywood Reporter also brings word that the “first issue” of the Gotham Chronicle will be distributed to fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. Check that out below and take a look at the site by clicking here.

“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

“Gotham” is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova are set to star in the series, which premieres September 22 on FOX.

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07.24.14
Holly

IGN has the exclusive reveal of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and FOX’s new Gotham character image of Detective James Gordon, by world-renowned comic artist Gary Frank.

In Gotham — which premieres September 22nd on FOX — Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland) plays young Gotham police detective James Gordon, a good cop who’s determined to play by the rules in a city that doesn’t have any.

Gary Frank is internationally respected for his art on Batman, Superman, Hulk, Wonder Woman, and Avengers, among countless other hero titles.

The Gordon image is the first in a series of Gotham characters done by Frank, which will be revealed leading up to the show’s premiere.

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Gallery Link:
Career Productions > Television Productions > Gotham > Season 1 > Comic Images

07.24.14
Holly