By: Adam Basciano
Another week is under way, and another casting announcement has been made official for a DC Universe television project. Last week, when FOX announced casting for the roles of The Penguin amongst others, it was reveled that The Penguin would be an employee of one of the major mob bosses in Gotham City. Today we learn who that character is, and who will play said character. Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Trilogy) “will play Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed.” She’s playing someone named Fish, and has someone who will become The Penguin working for her. Seriously, how does this not end badly for her character? (You all remember the scene from “Batman Returns”) Fish Mooney appears to be a character created for and by the show, much like John Diggle on “Arrow”, and Chloe Sullivan on “Smallville.” I’m perfectly fine & onboard with this casting, as long as she doesn’t bring Will or Jaden Smith along for the ride.