Originally Posted by DACrowe
Honestly, they will probably dial Gordon back, which may be indicative of someone like Cranston not doing the part or acting in such a role.
Comic fans take for granted that Oldman nailed how Gordon has been depicted in comics, well more '80s and late '90s/early 2000s comics. He is usually depicted as old, inept and a bit oblivious. That is because Batman has a whole "Bat-family" to rely on and Gordon is more of an obligatory role as Batman's public servant cheerleader.
Look at the Burton/Schumaucher movies or the Adam West TV series. While ever since YO, Gordon has not been depicted as that perfunctory, he is often rarely more than that, including on the beloved TAS. It is those early stories where Batman doesn't have a "family," Year One and The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, that really push Gordon to the forefront. That is also why Nolan did it, because he wanted a Gordon who could act as Batman's partner and confidant. Intriguingly, when Nolan introduced his "Robin" within Blake, Gordon got pushed somewhat to the side like he does in most comic book stories.
If there is a full Bat-family in the next one, I imagine they will differentiate it from Nolan's take by not only downplaying Fox, but the rest of Nolan's version of a "Bat-family" including Gordon and, yes, even Catwoman.
Just a thought.
Good point. I don't think we'll get Dick Grayson until the 2nd solo film at the earliest. So im expecting 1 or 2 Justice League movies without Gordon and at least the first solo film with a LOT of Gordon material. Then maybe the 2nd one if they bring Grayson into it they may hold back on Gordon but I still think we can get some good stuff with him, similar to Rises. Then maybe as the series progresses further you could be right in that they wont do much with him since a bat-family may be established or simply Robin is Batman's sidekick 24/7.
I would cast Cranston for the first couple of films then if he doesn't want to start doing the character in smaller doses he can always leave and get re-cast.
I just think the first film or two will have some great things for the character.