Gary Oldman


Watch: Gary Oldman’s Advice For New James Gordon In Justice League: J.K. Simmons

You can scratch off J.K. Simmons reprising as J. Jonah Jameson for the Spider-Man reboot as the actor has been cast as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which starts filming in two days.

Now outgoing Gordon, Gary Oldman, has some advice for Simmons.

“The thing you’ve just got to get used to with Gordon is he’s a really sound detective, first of all,” Oldman told Yahoo. “And he’s really incorruptible, which is a kind of wonderful quality to play and sort of, like, true blue.

“He’s like a Watson, oddly,” Oldman continued. “He’s sort of like Watson to Sherlock, is Gordon to Batman.”

Upon hearing the news that J.K. Simmons landed the role, Oldman offered: “God bless him. That’s what I say, yeah.”

Justice League starts filming April 11th for its November 17, 2017 release directed by Zack Snyder also starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Watch the video with Gary Oldman below.


All-Star Cast Lends Voices To LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Includes Original Actors from Back to the Future, The LEGO Movie, Ghostbusters, The Lord of the Rings and More!

In a new video, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today some of the famous voice talent in LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay. LEGO Dimensions will fuse 14 fan-favourite universes from film, television and games together with the principal actors voicing their characters from almost every property lending authenticity to the game’s epic story. 

Some of the talent and entertainment properties featured in the video include Michael J. Fox who played Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd who played Doc Brown in the Back to the Future films, and have rerecorded and reprised their roles in LEGO Dimensions. From The LEGO Movie, Chris Pratt returns as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Alison Brie as UniKitty and Charlie Day as Benny, among other actors from the film. And as part of the original LEGO Dimensions story, Joel McHale is X-PO, the game’s robot guide, and Gary Oldman is Lord Vortech, the evil mastermind who seeks to control the LEGO Multiverse.

LEGO Dimensions includes many other famous voice actors in addition to those featured in the video. Members of the original cast of GhostbustersThe Lord of the RingsThe Simpsons and Scooby-Doo will also be reprising their roles for the game. In addition, Chris Pratt is Owen Grady and Irrfan Khan is Simon Masrani from Jurassic World, along with other members of the film’s original cast. Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor, Jenna Coleman is Clara Oswald, Michelle Gomez is Missy from Doctor Who, and many other original actors from the long running British science fiction television series have also returned to voice their characters in the game as well. From the world of DC Comics, Troy Baker is Batman and Tara Strong is Harley Quinn. Stephen Merchant is Wheatley and Ellen McLain is GLaDOS from the Portal video game series.

Launching September 27th, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo´s Wii U System


Gary Oldman Has Doubts About Batman Vs. Superman


Gary Oldman played James Gordon for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy and recently commented on the upcoming Batman Vs Supeman movie while promoting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

It seems that while Oldman isn’t too worried about Batman, he does sound a little skeptical regarding the Man of Steel.

Via Yahoo:

“They want to keep it going. Of course they do. But, it’s Superman yeah? Batman and Superman together? We shall see.”

“The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as the joker was, it was based [on reality]… we could relate to it.”

“But now we’ve got a Batman and we’ve got a guy who can fly who’s an alien?! We’ll have to see…”

“It’s got big shoes to fill”.

It’s currently unknown whether or not Gordon will be featured in Batman Vs. Superman.

Fox is also rebooting James Gordon in the new upcoming Batman-inspired Gotham series.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a newly announced May 6, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.


New Gary Oldman Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes Behind-The-Scenes Image

In honor of Gary Oldman’s birthday, Fox has released a behind-the-scenes image of the actor from the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie.

Gary Oldman, age 56, plays Dreyfus.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has a July 18, 2014 release date and stars Gary Oldman, Kerri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Judu Greer and Andy Serkis.


A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.  


2 More Indiana Jones Movies Rumored; Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch & Ian McDiarmid For Star Wars


A batch of new rumors has hit the net surrounding the Disney LucasFilm movies as it’s being said two Indiana Jones movies are in development as well as some casting news regarding Star Wars: Episode VII.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman have previously been mentioned for Star Wars, with Oldman most recently confirming talks. Now Market Saw has released some potential new information in that the role both of the actors were going for was one in the same. It’s noted, however, it’s not known how that will play out, but that both Cumerbatch and Oldman are somehow involved.

It’s also mentioned that Ian McDiarmid looks to be back for Star Wars: Episode VII. Back in August of last year, McDiarmid was rumored to be returning as The Emperor, but no specific details known.


The report also goes on to state Star Wars Episode VII will feature: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Warwick Davis. Davis played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi as well as a pod race spectator in Phantom Menance.

It’s previously also been rumored that part of Harrison Ford’s contract to return for more Star Wars movies is that there will be additional Indiana Jones films. This new report states there are two Indiana Jones movies currently in negotiations.

There is also an update about the potential story in that Star Wars: Episode VII may be about twins as they take a path toward darkness and follow in their father’s footsteps. It’s noted things could be changed, however, with it known that Abrams has rewritten the script.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.


Gary Oldman Has Advice For Gotham TV Series Ben McKenzie


Outgoing Commissioner Gordon, Gary Oldman, has some advice for the incoming Detective Gordon who will be played by Ben McKenzie for Fox’s Gotham TV series.

Read the comic books.

“I’m sure he’s going to be fabulous,” Oldman told Access Hollywood.

“Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had [this] whole other life,” Oldman offered.

Gary Oldman played Jim Gordon for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy and can be seen in RoboCop, currently in theaters.

Joining Ben McKenzie on Gotham includes Donal Logue cast as Gordon’s partner, Detective Harvey Bullock; Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin; Sean Pertwee as Alfred; Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:13720:]]Ben McKenzie from The O.C.


Gary Oldman Reveals Dawn of the Planet of The Apes Spoilers


While promoting RoboCop, Gary Oldman let loose a batch of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes spoilers and details.

Speaking with MTV, Oldman, who plays Drefus in the movie, offered the following:

He is a leader of a community of humans who survived the the flu, the disease and ensuing social uprising.

His character is a former police officer; he is more of the elected leader of the community.

They need power and the humans go investigate a power station where they find an entire community of apes living there.

It was thought all the Apes had been fire-bombed and wiped out.

His character has experienced great loss personally, and there is only one thing to do with the apes: wipe them out.

Oldman sees the character as a hero.

Oldman also mentions they are going to make another (is untitled and has an announced July 29, 2016 release).

“[Director Matt Reeves] wanted to make it more of a human story,” said Oldman. “He wanted to explore what had happened, and keep it more focused on the human side of it, before the story becomes the ‘Planet of the Apes’ as we know it from the original.” 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has a July 11, 2014 release starring Gary Oldman, Kerri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Judu Greer and Andy Serkis.


A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.


Sony Leaked The First RoboCop Joel Kinnaman Images Says Gary Oldman


Gary Oldman lets it be known that Sony leaked the first images of Joel Kinnaman in the new RoboCop suit.

He says it was done as part of the film’s PR.

“What we did was we set that up. We leaked those pictures,” Oldman admitted to Yahoo. “That was absolutely a staged photoshoot.”

“Well what happens is you will get these people who are going to leak pictures, so it’s going to happen anyway,” he continued. “So, take a ‘paparazzi shot,’ but at least of the suit at an angle that you like, so you can ‘leak’ your picture first, and have some control over it.”

Joel Kinnaman also commented on the first reactions to the new RoboCop suit, basically telling the fanboys not to get all worked up while in their mother’s basement.

“The suit is digitally enhanced in post-production with CGI and that makes the complete product,” Kinnaman said, “So I didn’t get bothered with what somebody was saying when they’d just seen a fragment of it, and getting angry about seeing 20 percent of what it is. In my mind, I’m like – well, if you’re mad about it, and you want to spend your time being mad, in your mom’s basement, then you go ahead. But wait until you’ve seen the whole thing before you spend all that energy.”

I’m guessing most likely the studios leak the set images all the time to capitalize on the hype. Reportedly the first pics of new Superman Henry Cavill shirtless for Man of Steel were intentionally leaked as well.

This brings up a good question in regards to the validity of studios sending DMCA takedown notices to websites when the images are intentionally leaked, as it could be argued the studios are giving permission to use the images as they are intentionally released online by the studios themselves. The studios even have to send the notices under penalty of perjury.

RoboCop” has a February 12, 2014 release rated PG-13 starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson.


In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character,GaryOldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, withEricCarraro as Executive Producer.


Gary Oldman Confirms Talks For Star Wars (Video)

Gary Oldman has confirmed that he has had discussions with Disney Lucasfilm about appearing in new Star Wars films.

Oldman was tight lipped, but did confirm Lucasfilm has called about Star Wars.

“They’ve called,” Oldman replied when asked about doing Star Wars next following RoboCop. “I’m more cynical about it now. I’ll believe it when I’m on the plane home. The deal isn’t done. But, yeah, they’ve inquired.”

“Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Batman and Star Wars. Bloody hell,” Oldman said.

Check out the full video of Gary Oldman talking Star Wars below.

Oldman didn’t state if he is up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII or one of the spinoffs.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.


WB Green Lights “Gotham” Commissioner Gordon TV Series: No Batman


If you have been following all the news as of late, the writing for a new Batman-themed TV series has been on the wall for sometime.

As I’ve pointed out many times, Batman is fast becoming the focus of all the WB DC properties, which includes their video games, movies, animated series and TV.

A trusted source close to Warner Bros. even told us “a lot is being built up to Justice League.”

Warner Bros. added Batman to the Man of Steel sequel; the Arkham franchise holds some of the most popular video games; Batman Beyond is featured on Cartoon Network; a Batman Arkham animated movie is in the works; the League Of Assassins plays a major role in this season’s Arrow, and now it’s learned a new Gotham TV series has been green lit focusing on Commissioner Gordon.

As Cosmic Book News reported on a couple of days ago, comic book scribe and writer behind the Gotham Central comic book series, Ed Brubaker, let it be known there has been talk about doing a TV series based on that for quite a while.

Now it becomes known that Warner Bros. is going forward with Gotham at Fox.

Deadline has it Gotham will land on Fox from WB TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller in what is described as “one of the biggest drama deals this season.” The new series will follow the origins of Commission Gordon, still a detective at the Gotham City PD, and he has yet to meet Batman (meaning no Batman in the series). The Gotham TV series will also follow the villains who made Gotham City famous.

Gary Oldman last played Commissioner Gordon for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy, which will not play a part in the new series as those Batman movies are self-contained stories.



Paranoia (2013) Trailer Now Online With Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth & Gary Oldman

A trailer for Paranoia, a new movie starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman has been released.


The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar (Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away.
Paranoia hits theaters August 16th, 2013 directed by Robert Luketic and also starring Amber Heard and Josh Haloway.



Gary Oldman Cast In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5907:]]Matt Reeves has cast Gary Oldman in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as the leader of the human resistance.

Deadline has it that Oldman will play the character of Dreyfus, the leader of the resistance after the apes have taken power.

Oldman joins Zero Dark Thiry actor Jason Clarke, as well as 16-year-old Kodi Smit-McPhee.

It was previously said that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes would see two different factions, one apes and one humans.

Gary Oldman recently starred in The Dark Knight Rises and will be featured in the upcoming Robocop reboot.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has a May 23, 2014 release.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Batman In Justice League Movie Is BS

Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Batman In Justice League Movie Is BS

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4307:]]Late last night the news surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be the new Batman in the Justice League movie with it even speculated that he might be appearing in the upcoming Man of Steel trailer.

It wasn’t rumored, but was stated to be true.

Cosmic Book News contacted our DC Entertainment source who said it’s “bullsh-t.”

In addition, the reps of Joseph Gordon-Levitt have come out and “have refuted the rumor entirely,” as reported by

The rumor had it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be the new Batman in the Justice League movie with another Christopher Nolan actor that was featured in The Dark Knight Trilogy, speculated to be Gary Oldman, Commissioner Gordon.

The rumor went on to mention how Warner Bros. was basically telling Christopher Nolan “too bad” (which was most likely the first indication that it was false) in going forth with a Justice League movie related to his Dark Knight Trilogy.

Our own source told us that the studio had Jake Gyllenhaal as their favorite for the new Batman, but the actual choice for the new Batman comes down to the director, and a Batman that will most likely go on to be featured in the Batman 2016 reboot.

The news of JGL not being the new Batman really comes as no surprise as the thought of a Batman in the Justice League movie who is not Bruce Wayne is just too unbelievable. Right?


Gary Oldman Talks Lost The Dark Knight Rises Script; Mark Strong Talks CIA Secrecy

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1067:]]Christopher Nolan is known for the tight ship he runs in regards to the secrecy surrounding his movies, with The Dark Knight Rises being no exception, as it’s been stated that the actors involved have read the ending only under lock and key.

Seems maybe the entire script should be locked up as well, as Gary Oldman, who plays commissioner Gordon, thought he had lost the script to Nolan’s final Batman installment.

Oldman informs the BBC that he was in his hotel when he was getting ready for a dinner date. He went out, and when he came back — he couldn’t find it. However, the script did end up surfacing with no foul play involved.

“I was in a panic for 20 minutes. I thought, ‘where the hell have I put it?’ It had my name on it. They would have killed me,” Oldman told the BBC. “I’d gone out for dinner and I had put it in the room between the mattress and the bed, because I couldn’t scrunch it into the safe. I was half-thinking about something else and shoved it there.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1068:]]Another actor also tells the BBC about strict procedure surrounding a film, with Mark Strong on Zero Dark Thirty.

Zero Dark Thirty, a new film directed by Katherine Bigelow, is about the Navy’s Seals raid on Osama Bin Laden’s home in Pakistan.

Seems the director wanted the script so secret that special computer security measures were implemented that included only reading it on a computer that detects whether you are reading it or not, and if not, causes the screen to go blurry. In addition, if the user hasn’t read the script in a few days — it gets deleted.

But why so secret?

Strong said the script went into “a lot of CIA procedure” that had been provided by “the people who were involved” in the raid.

“Zero Dark Thirty” is due in theaters December 19th, 2012.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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