For many, Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon was the emotional and moral heartbeat of Christopher Nolan's incredible Dark Knight trilogy. He made the role his own with a performance of subtlety and steel, effortlessly bringing the character to life on the big screen.
His are big shoes to fill, and, for Ben McKenzie - who was recently cast as a younger version of the iconic character in the Fox series, Gotham - it must be a daunting task.
Luckily, Oldman has some advice for his young protege - immerse yourself in the comic book source material.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Oldman had this to say to McKenzie:
Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had whole other life.
Sound advice. If I was McKenzie, I'd start by taking a look at Frank Miller's seminal Batman: Year One, which sees Gordon transferred to the Gotham City Police Department and witnesses the corruption and depravity of the city for the first time. It's gripping stuff.
Do you think McKenzie is the right choice for Gordon? What advice would you give him? Hit me up in the comments or over on Twitter.
(Source Access Hollwood)