It looks like we can expect all that to continue in 2017, given that veteran actor James Remar (Code Black, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) has been cast as Frank Gordon, Jim’s uncle, in a recurring role. His character is described as follows:
Frank Gordon is a master at playing both sides and a man who knows how to keep a secret. Frank abandoned the family after Jim’s father’s fatal car crash and now, 25 years later, he’s returned to reconnect with his estranged nephew. But Frank harbors a dark secret, one that will upset the very foundations of Jim’s world and force him into a terrible choice between saving his family and saving his city.
Frank sounds like a shady guy, to say the least. We can’t help but wonder what motivates him to return to Gotham City after a quarter century absence and what this means for Jim. It was recently hinted that Jim’s father may have had some kind of connection to The Court of Owls – the very same shadowy cabal currently complicating the life of Bruce Wayne – so it can’t be ruled out that Frank is among their number or has some kind of connection to them at the very least.
Remar’s addition to the cast is quite fitting, considering that he’s no stranger to the DC Universe. Having lent his pipes to a wide variety of heroes and villains in his time, Dark Knight devotees may remember him from voice over roles such as Black Mask (The Batman), Two-Face (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), and Silver Monkey (Beware The Batman). Despite the live action realm being a different ballgame, we look forward to seeing what his distinct voice and experience will bring to the show.
Gotham airs on Monday nights on Fox.