Fox's Gotham is bringing in yet another DC Comics character towards the end of Season 1, with actor Chris Chalk signing on to play Wayne Enterprises tech genius Lucius Fox. The character will debut in the second-to-last episode this season, Episode 21, who "becomes a moral beacon" for Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). Like Bruce, Lucius wants to uphold Thomas Wayne's legacy, and in the comic books, Lucius eventually becomes the Wayne Enterpries CEO, after Bruce becomes Batman.
Morgan Freeman played Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Throughout the first season of Gotham, it's been made quite clear that the Wayne Enterprises board members don't quite see eye-to-eye with young Bruce's philosophies. In last month's episode "Red Hood", Bruce and Alfred (Sean Pertwee) were paid a surprise visit by Alfred's old military buddy Reggie (David O'Hara), who we learned was actually acting as a spy for the Wayne Enterprises board members, who seem to be planning something nefarious against Bruce.
Chris Chalk will have the option to return as Lucius Fox in Season 2 of Gotham as well, but it isn't known if he will recur or be upgraded to a series regular. The actor is best known for playing Gary Cooper on HBO's The Newsroom, and he has also had arcs on Homeland and Justified. He also had a supporting role in Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. Are you excited that Lucius Fox is coming to Gotham? Let us know what you think below. The series returns Monday, April 13 to close out the first season with the final four episodes.