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Jada Pinkett Smith joins Fox's Gotham as a series villain

02.19.2014

Here we go again with some more interesting casting on Fox's new Batman-themed series, Gotham. Jada Pinkett Smith has been cast as Fish Mooney, a feared gangster boss. Mooney has a low-level psychopath named Oswald Cobblebot in her charge, whom we already know is being played by Robert Lord Taylor and her character description is pretty harsh.

Smith will play Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed.

Pinkett Smith hasn't been in a live-action role since the TV show Hawthorne, so this is an interesting choice that's bringing her back into the fold. She is the third female role to be cast in the show, joining Erin Richards as James Gordon's fiance, Barbara Kean (the future Barbara Gordon) and Zabryna Guevara as Gordon's boss Captain Sarah Essen. The casting continues to intrigue...

Gotham, which has a series commitment, goes into production next month with an eye toward a fall release.

Source: Deadline

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11:22PM on 02/19/2014

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Jada! Yes, I can't wait!
Jada! Yes, I can't wait!
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4:43PM on 02/19/2014
Who are Jaden and Willow going to play?
Who are Jaden and Willow going to play?
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5:01PM on 02/19/2014
Damn, you stole my post!
Damn, you stole my post!
8:14AM on 02/20/2014
Probably two penguins, based on their acting abilities, or lack of...
Probably two penguins, based on their acting abilities, or lack of...
2:49PM on 02/19/2014
What do you feed a penguin? Well, a fish. A fish is just food to a penguin. So, viewers will see if the writers ever play with this metaphor as ambitious Oswald and Fish compete criminal mastermind to criminal mastermind.
What do you feed a penguin? Well, a fish. A fish is just food to a penguin. So, viewers will see if the writers ever play with this metaphor as ambitious Oswald and Fish compete criminal mastermind to criminal mastermind.
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2:44PM on 02/19/2014
Nice to see Jada back in the game.
Nice to see Jada back in the game.
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1:40PM on 02/19/2014
only thing i have ever liked her in was demon knight i cannot stand the smiths so im meh on her casting
only thing i have ever liked her in was demon knight i cannot stand the smiths so im meh on her casting
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1:38PM on 02/19/2014
Essen is Gordon's superior??? That happened when she became the Commissioner but not back before Batman showed up on the scene. Could be interesting though. Gordon getting into a relationship with his superior instead of his subordinate opens the door to different drama.
Essen is Gordon's superior??? That happened when she became the Commissioner but not back before Batman showed up on the scene. Could be interesting though. Gordon getting into a relationship with his superior instead of his subordinate opens the door to different drama.
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1:08PM on 02/19/2014
I'll just leave this here... [link]
I'll just leave this here... [link]
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12:47PM on 02/19/2014
Clearly the Smiths use a spotlight rota system. I guess it's the girl's turn again next?
Clearly the Smiths use a spotlight rota system. I guess it's the girl's turn again next?
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12:24PM on 02/19/2014
I am out of the loop big time - I didn't know Penguin was in this? Is it going to be Penguin or just a regular looking guy who happens to be named Oswald? I like Jada - but I have to wait to see the pilot before I can judge this one. Lets not forget Birds of Prey (which funny enough I thought was better than Smallville, but what do I know.)
I am out of the loop big time - I didn't know Penguin was in this? Is it going to be Penguin or just a regular looking guy who happens to be named Oswald? I like Jada - but I have to wait to see the pilot before I can judge this one. Lets not forget Birds of Prey (which funny enough I thought was better than Smallville, but what do I know.)
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12:28PM on 02/19/2014
Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot: [link]
Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot: [link]
12:20PM on 02/19/2014
Creating new villains who controlled Gotham before Batman was around is a good idea. They should take it easy on the classic rouges until Bruce is older.
Creating new villains who controlled Gotham before Batman was around is a good idea. They should take it easy on the classic rouges until Bruce is older.
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11:59AM on 02/19/2014
I can see her as a ruthless villain.
I can see her as a ruthless villain.
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11:55AM on 02/19/2014
Fish Mooney is also a family woman and her husband, son and daughter are integral to her operation.
Fish Mooney is also a family woman and her husband, son and daughter are integral to her operation.
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11:51AM on 02/19/2014
Meh. Hopefully she delivers. She annoys me as an actress.
Meh. Hopefully she delivers. She annoys me as an actress.
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11:46AM on 02/19/2014

Glad she's getting work

I'm glad the show will also introduce some new villains and other characters that aren't necessarily from the comics.
I'm glad the show will also introduce some new villains and other characters that aren't necessarily from the comics.
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