And the first Batman villain who will appear on Gotham is ...

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Jan 27, 2014

We know that the new Gotham series will focus on James Gordon and the GCPD, but what villains can we expect? And who will show up first?

Batman has the best rogues gallery in the DC Universe, bar none. So when it was announced that there would be a show about the Gotham City Police Department, the thing that seemed most exciting wasn't the cops so much as it was the villains they'd have to face.

But you can't start with someone like the Joker, and it doesn't really make sense to go obscure either. So the rumor is that the Gotham producers have picked a villain who can be handled by the police, but not with any great ease. Someone who everyone knows.

He's short, he's pudgy, and nobody really likes him, particularly!

It's the Penguin.

FREE DC SCOOP! Wanna know 1st batvillain that will appear on GOTHAM? A guy named OSWALD (20s) aka THE PENGUIN which is currently casting. RT

— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) January 26, 2014

What's notable about the rumor is that the name that appears first is "Oswald." So perhaps we'll be seeing the man pre-penguin ... which we will happily accept. It's probably time someone gave Oswald Cobblepot an updated origin story.

In the meantime, let's hear it -- who should they cast in the role? Someone in a DeVito range, or do you want something else entirely? Let us know!

(via Comic Book Movie)