‘The O.C.’ Alum Ben McKenzie To Star In Fox’s Batman Prequel, Gotham

Fifty Shades Of Ben
Ben really can look aggressive or sweet.
Former The O.C. star, Ben McKenzie has a reason to celebrate today!

The extremely talented actor landed the role of Detective Jim Gordon in Fox’s new series, Gotham.

Just by the title, you can probably draw your own conclusions as to what the show is going to be a little bit about.

In spite of how long it has been since his run as Ryan Atwood on The O.C., people are still referring to that while congratulating him.

Can it really be considered a congratulations if people are being mildly condescending? Probably not. Even so, one Twitter response was, “does this mean Seth Cohen will be the Joker?”

I’m sure the sentiment is there even if there is a level of snark to what has been said thus far.

When celebrities play such a role that resonates with so many fans of the show or movie, it’s difficult to break away, regardless of how much time has been spent away from the character.

Entertainment Weekly wonderfully outlines his past works and gives us insight into how he could possibly portray this character in his future role.

Luckily, this isn’t a difficult transition for McKenzie. Back in 2011, he did some voice-over work for Batman: Year One. At that time, Bryan Cranston voiced Gordon, who Ben’s character was opposite.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Gotham has the potential to be successful? Let us know in the comments below!