Gotham Penguin Father

Gotham: Paul Reubens to Play Penguin's Father — Plus: Watch Michael Chiklis' Debut as New Captain

As Gotham‘s Robin Lord Taylor put it, “Pee-wee Herman is playing my dad.”

The Penguin’s portrayer excitedly announced that casting coup on Sunday at the Fox drama’s New York Comic-Con panel, that Paul Reubens will play Papa Kapelput during Season 2.

Funny enough, this is Reubens’ second turn as a Penguin’s pop, having first played the role in 1992’s Batman Returns. Meanwhile, his voice acting credits include Bat-mite on the Batman: Brave and the Bold animated series. (He also had a small arc on NBC’s The Blacklist during Season 2.)

Gotham also released a new sizzle reel, a full half of which is a recap of the first three episodes. The back end, however, has Michael Chiklis’ first scene as the new GCPD boss, Captain Barnes:

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  1. leah holley says:

    Interesting casting..I can see it working.

  2. Scribe says:

    He should play Papa Cobblepot by day and The Spleen by night. Gotham needs a hero.☺

  3. Larc says:

    I hope for the elder Cobblepot’s sake that his son doesn’t dislike him. Otherwise…

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Danny DeVito was so great as The Penguin in Batman Returns. BTW, he’s my favorite Batman villain of all time.

  5. “Coulson”, heh, “I understood that reference”.

  6. LADY_in_MD says:

    This is going to be great loving how this season is going!

  7. MacMan says:

    Wow! What a scene!

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting for The Penguin’s dad. Micheal’s scene from his first episode is good. Excited to watch new episode tomorrow!