‘Gotham’ at San Diego Comic-Con: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The new Fox series Gotham will premiere at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con on July 26. In addition to the pilot screening, stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith and more will make special guest appearances.

For a greater fan experience, Fox will provide free transportation in Gotham City Police cruisers and a chance to ride a zipline through the concrete jungle of Gotham City.

Find out what to expect from the first look at the Gotham origin story at this year’s event.

1. ‘Gotham’ Will Screen Its Pilot in Hall H

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will screen Gotham‘s pilot episode in Hall H on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. The special event entitled will also include first looks at The CW’s The Flash and NBC’s Constantine as well as a sneak peek at Arrow‘s upcoming season three.

2. Cast and Producers Will Make a Special Appearance at the Screening

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Following the pilot screening, Gotham’s cast and producers will make a special appearance. WBTV has not confirmed which stars will attend.

The show stars Ben McKenzie as Det. James Gordon, Donal Logue as Det. Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne, who will one day become Batman.

3. Fans Can Zipline Through Gotham City

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Fox will construct a 130 feet long and 30 feet high zipline for fans to “channel their inner superhero” while they fly through Gotham city. At the end of the track, riders will receive a photo from their experience and Gotham prizes.

The zipline will be open between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton Bayfront Hotel from Thursday, July 24 to Sunday, July 27 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

UBER app users can take the “specially-designed Gotham police cars” to move around San Diego throughout the weekend for free. Riders need to select “GOTHAM PD” on the app “slider.” Inside the cars, special Gotham contant will air and new UBER users can use the code GOTHAMPD to get a free first ride up to $30, wherever UBER is available.

4. ‘Gotham’ Centers Around Det. James Gordon and Not Batman

Gotham focuses on the origin story for James Gordon, the city’s future police commissioner who’s currently working the streets as a detective alongside Det. Harvey Bullock. Gordon and Bullock will investigate the murder of a Bruce Wayne’s parents when they are gunned down in front of their young son in a dark alley.

Showrunner Bruno Heller spoke with Entertainment Weekly about why the show chose Gordon for its main character:

The first thing was starting with Jim Gordon, who is the most human and real and normal person in the DC pantheon. What would the city of Gotham look like to a young rookie cop coming into this world? And that’s where we calibrated. This is a world that’s going to become that familiar world of Batman, but it’s not there yet. It’s an embryo.

‘Gotham’ Premieres on September 22

The new Fox series will premiere on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. It will be paired with the supernatural police drama Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m.