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Gotham Season 2: Chris Chalk Upped to Series Regular, as Lucius Fox

WILL LUCIUS FOX RETURN?
The Wayne Enterprises tech-spert who pointed Bruce in the direction of his father's subterranean secret will be back. Played by Chris Chalk, "He becomes another person who's going to help Bruce on his journey to find out what happened to his parents and what his parents were doing," says EP John Stephens, "and also his journey to manhood and Batman-hood. When you think about the different poles of who Batman is, he's a great fighter, and he gets that from Alfred. He's the world's greatest detective, which he probably gets from Gordon. And he's also like a science genius, and some of that's going to come from Lucius Fox."

The man who led Gotham‘s young Bruce Wayne to that batty cave will be sticking around for the aftermath.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Homeland and Newsroom vet Chris Chalk, who toward the very end of Gotham‘s freshman run made his debut as Wayne Enterprises junior exec Lucius Fox, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2.

Currently the shady conglomerate’s resident tech genius, Fox of course is fated to become the president and CEO of Wayne Enterprises, as an adult Bruce evolves into Batman.

Having already slipped Bruce the clue that led the lad to his father’s secret subterranean chamber in the season finale, Lucius “becomes another person who’s going to help Bruce on his journey to find out what happened to his parents and what his parents were doing, and also his journey to manhood and Batman-hood,” EP John Stephens told TVLine. “[Adult Bruce is] like a science genius, and some of that’s going to come from Lucius Fox.”

Chalk’s promotion comes on the heels of both Morena Baccarin and Nicholas D’Agosto also being upped to series regulars for Season 2, as Dr. Leslie Thompkins and Harvey Dent. His previous TV credits also include Sons of Anarchy and Justified.

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22 Comments
  1. FH says:

    How many more characters is Gotham gonna promote? Probably the biggest flaw of the show is that it had to juggle too many characters (and too many series regulars) that a lot of characters and stories fell by the wayside and/or were underserviced. For example, Montoya and Allen were series regular characters in season 1 but they haven’t been on the show since December. Any idea of they’re coming back?

    That being said, I enjoyed Chalk’s appearance in season 1 so I’m glad he’s returning.

    • Montoya and Allen seemed to be there primarily to deal with the A plot of the Wayne’s murder in the initial 13 episodes. Once that got resolved, they moved on as the subsequent cases didn’t involve them. I imagine they might come back if the need ever arises. When they’ll come back is the — question.

    • Temperance says:

      Gotham certainly doesn’t have that as a flaw. Frankly, they do a pretty great job at using everyone and doing it well.

  2. AA says:

    Can someone tell me if it is known in comics, who killed the Waynes?

    I love Gotham, and I just want to hug the young Bruce.

    • yurie says:

      Joe Chill

    • jrex says:

      The murderer of the Waynes depends on which version of Batman you refer to. The current comic continuity has left the mystery unresolved, but in older versions it was Joe Chill. Chill is either a killer thug hired by someone else or a random mugger. In some versions Batman tracked him down, but Chill had reformed only to be killed by other criminals who “blamed” him for creating the Batman.

    • Amanda says:

      There are many different versions depending on the comics, cartoons, and films. In the Tim Burton movies it was The Joker, and like the others have said Joe Chill in older comics.

  3. Steven says:

    Who will they cast as Cookie Fox?

  4. yurie says:

    Good to see 2 lawful good characters interact with each other :-)

  5. AA says:

    @Yurie, i dont know who that is, but thank you

  6. Great news! Young Bruce is going to need an ally in his company to get control back from those people that are using it for evil purposes.

  7. bj says:

    I was intrigued by his character in season 1 so I’m really happy about this. I’m looking forward to his future scenes with Bruce and Alfred.

  8. SteveO says:

    Has there been any news about Montoya and Allen?

    Was bummed the way they were dismissed them in the second half of season one.

  9. Tom says:

    Hopefully by promoting these three, it’ll eliminate the largely useless Gotham mob wars from the plot. And please let that be the last we see of the insufferable Barbara.

  10. B.T. says:

    All these promotions won’t come close to filling the shoes of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney.

    • Jimmy says:

      I loved JPS as Fish, I thought she was a great character in the show, and Jada is a very good actress. Hopefully she isn’t dead and will return one day!

    • tvjunkie says:

      Seriously? Fish was the worst character of season 1 and horribly played way over the top by JPS in what is probably her worst work as an actor.

  11. Mr. Tran K says:

    He was good during his run on both Homeland and The Newsroom.

  12. Amanda says:

    This is great!! Having Morena, Nicholas, and now Chris has me even more excited for season 2!!! :D It really does help set up for Bruce to become Batman a lot sooner and for other villains that may show up as Harvey especially is connected to others in the comics. I agree this should mean a lot of season 1’s regulars are gone like Fish, Carmine, Montoya & her partner, and I would guess Barbara too. So it leaves room for these three.

  13. Max says:

    I hope this is not like smallVille because Clark becomes superman at the end of season 11 and most of the story till he became Superman had a few repeats in the storyline and he had another girlfriend and the story was kind of messed up because people were mostly hoping for Clark to become Superman sooner and the show soon features Superman. My point is if Bruce becomes Batman right at the end when the series will not return the It will be like smallVille all over again and I guess everyone wants to see Bruce train till he becomes Batman , starting as a vigilante who gets beat up and travels to Ra’s to train and that way we can see Bruce become Batman sooner and avenge his parents killer, he also has to finish investigating Wayne enterprises which is the big thing right know.