'Gotham': Ben McKenzie Gets Det. Gordon Advice From Gary Oldman

Ben McKenzie has big shoes to fill as Detective James Gordon on the upcoming Fox series “Gotham,” and the last actor to play the role has shared some advice for the young star.

“I’m sure he’s going to be fabulous,” Gary Oldman, who played the role in the last three Christopher Nolan Batman movies, told Access Hollywood when asked about Ben landing the role.

So what advice would Gary give to Ben regarding capturing the character, who goes on to become one of the Caped Crusdader’s closest confidants?

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“Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did,” the actor, who is currently starring in “RoboCop,” told Access.

“There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had whole other life,” he continued.

The Fox series will explore the origin stories of the heroes and villains from Gotham and even a young Bruce Wayne, but Gary appeared a little unsure about a show without someone donning the cape and cowl.

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“A show without Batman?” Gary told Access, with a perplexed look on his face, when asked about the project.

“Gotham’s” premiere date has yet to be announced by Fox.

-- Jesse Spero

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