Gary Oldman told Ben McKenzie to read comics. Did he do it?


It’s getting so people who play various superhero roles must pass on the lore to younger versions of the roles. Thus when Gary Oldman—the essentialist Commissioner Jim Gordon of the Nolan Batman trilogy—was asked if he had any advice for Ben McKenzie, who will play younger Detective Gordon on the new TV show Gotham, he was to the point: “Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did…There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had a whole other life.”

And McKenzie, bring smart, did so, or at least he said he did on Twitter:

Looking at the books by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Frank Miller McKenzie has assembled, we’d say he’s in for some FINE reading! Lucky.

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