Gotham: First Look At Paul Reubens As Penguin's Father


We knew Paul Reubens, best known for his role as the iconic Pee Wee Herman, had been cast - or is it re-cast? - as Penguin's father for Gotham. It's a role he played once before, in 1992's Batman Returns. Today, executive producer Danny Cannon gave fans their first look at him (back) in character, along with his TV son, played by Robin Lord Taylor.

Obviously, Cannon put a filter on the image to make it look a little more "comic book-y". The casting was announced at New York Comic Con 2015.

Cobblepot is in need of a parental figure on Gotham, after his mother was killed toward the end of the first half of the season, by Theo "Dumas" Galavan. What role daddy dearest will play in that story is unclear, but from this image it looks like Penguin may have gotten his more vengeful side from his paternal parent.

While we don't know exactly when Penguin's Papa will show up, Gotham returns February 29, 2016, so we can expect him soon after. See when all your other favorite shows return here.