Donal Logue, AKA Harvey Bullock in the upcoming FOX series Gotham, recently spoke about the show and about Batman fandom.
“There’s a lot of [comics] — there’s “Gotham Central,” there’s just a lot of interesting literature where Bullock is a good guy. Bullock is also kind of a dirty [character] — he saves the day, but he makes some mistakes. I think that’s kind of what we’re going to see over the course of this long form when we get into “Gotham.“
“I mean, the thing is, there’s been a few incarnations, but that’s where I think Harvey’s always been [in the middle of the road]. Ultimately, he has revealed himself to be a little bit of a fearless, good cop at heart. I’m fairly cynical. I believe a bit in moche politique — you kind of have to get in bed with the devil. I think that’s who he is. It’s absurd to be that idealistic if Gotham is the Jungian shadow of the world, you know what I mean? So of course, it’s up to Bruno. it’s up to Danny Cannon where the individual storylines are going. After seeing the pilot, you see how my relationship with Jim Gordon will be tested when I’m like, “I was right, by the way, in that you have to do bad things in war to achieve bigger, better things. Can you do this?” “Yes.” And does he or does he not? Ultimately, a lot of people suffer when people wuss out, which is what’s going to happen, I think.”
…it’s an honor. That fan base is the most ardent, loyal — sometimes super-critical, but they think critically about it because they care about it,” “I think it’s great. I accept all responsibility that comes with it. But I’m not scared by it. At the same time, we’re also free to — this is a new incarnation of it, and it’s going to be different. I was never trying to do an imitation of the voice of Harvey Bullock in the animated series, and I think that when the legions of fans have this new version of the world of “Gotham,” then they’ll have this new bible to pore over that they’ll feel their own proprietary sense of ownership with it, I hope.”
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