Jada Pinkett Smith: Batman Prequel 'Gotham' Casts Her As Fish Mooney... Who?

Jada Pinkett Smith: Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ Casts Her As Fish Mooney… Who?

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Gotham role may have some comic geeks wondering who the Batman character Fish Mooney might be.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, there was a rumor that Margot Robbie and Will Smith were cheating on Jada Pinkett Smith. Still, a Smith family divorce seems unlikely based upon her very public marriage advice on Facebook.

The Batman TV series Gotham being produced by FOX is actually not focused on the dark knight at all, nor will it show much of a young Bruce Wayne (we do know Wayne is likely to have some appearances since Batman butler Alfred Pennyworth is being played by Sean Pertwee). Instead, the plot of Gotham will focus on the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon, who is played by Ben McKenzie. and the villains that made Gotham famous.

This is where Jada Pinkett Smith comes in. She’ll be playing as the villain Fish Mooney, who is described as a psychopath with the “brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal.” Jada will also showcase a “sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.” Let’s just hoping she doesn’t practice method acting on Will Smith…

This is actually a new Batman villain introduced entirely for Gotham. She owns and runs a nightclub and is said to read people like an open book. Considering that we’ve never heard of her, it’s possible we might see Jada Pinkett Smith dead in the series. Personally, since one of her henchmen is the Penguin, as played by Robin Lord Taylor, I wouldn’t be surprised if a betrayal happens along the way… after all, penguins eat fish.

Otherwise, we don’t know much about Jada Pinkett Smith’s Batman role. Assuming a hostile takeover by Cobblepot does take place, Fish Mooney may transform from a relatively normal crook into a super villain as insanity takes hold. After all, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly directly said we should expect to see costumed villains and superheroes eventually show up:

“This is all of the classic Batman characters. It follows the arc of how they all became what they were. I’ve read the script its really good. It’s going to be this operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality…. We’re not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are delicious you see where the evolution and eccentricity where they become those characters. We don’t start off with capes and costumes.”

What do you think about Jada Pinkett Smith being cast as a super villain in the Batman TV series Gotham?