Chris Chalk Joins GOTHAM as Lucius Fox

Following up on the unfortunate news that Jada Pinkett Smith will not be returning for season two of Gotham,
Deadline reports that Chris Chalk will join the cast as Lucius Fox.
Chalk is known more for his stage work but has built an
impressive film and television resume as well. 
He has appeared in movies like Rent
and Being Flynn but came to most
people’s attention as “Clemens” in 12 Years a Slave.  Chalk has
also worked in television on shows like Law
and Order, Justified
and as Tom Walker in Homeland.  He also had a run
on the show, Newsroom and appeared
in the recently released film Lily and
Lucius Fox was created by Len Wein and John Calnan and first
appeared in Batman #307 in 1979.  The
character was introduced as the new CEO of Wayne Enterprises at a time where
the company was failing.  He quickly
turned both WE and Bruce’s personal fortune around and is shown to have
something of a Midas touch.  
He has a
daughter named Tam who was a romantic interest for Tim Drake in his Red Robin solo title.  He also has a son, Luke who was an up and
coming MMA fighter that Bruce Wayne approaches to join Batman Incorporated as
the second Batwing. His youngest daughter Tiffany appears in the comics
currently as well and in the possible future presented in Batgirl Future’s End #1 Tiffany is one of Barbara Gordon’s protégés
as she battles Bane.  Lucius also has an
active role in Batman Inc and is aware that Bruce is Batman.  Most non-comic fans know him as portrayed by
Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight
According to Deadline, Fox is Wayne’s Enterprise’s tech guru
and in his desire to live up to Thomas Wayne’s legacy he becomes moral beacon
for Bruce and eventually a friend.  Chalk
will join Gotham in episode 21 this
season with an option to return in season two.
Episode 21 currently does not have a title but imdb has a
tentative airdate of May 6, 2015.
Gotham airs
Mondays on Fox and is available for streaming.

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