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Watch the extended teaser for Fox's new Batman prequel, Gotham


The Superman prequel series Smallville must have done well for The CW, because Fox has just signed on for its own prolonged backstory of Superman's main superhero rival, Batman. Gotham will premier this fall, and Fox released this extended trailer on Monday night to get people excited. Ben McKenzie plays a young Gotham Detective Jim Gordon (later commissioner) and David Mazouz is an even younger Bruce Wayne. Most of your favorite villains will appear, too, and Jada Pinkett Smith plays a new gangster character, Fish Mooney.

Fox has signed on for at least 13 episodes. If Smallville is any indication, there will eventually be a lot more than that. --Peter Weber