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"The arcing story this season is about a civil war that is brewing, and that came from a conversation from myself and Bruno [Heller] where we were considering doing V for Vendetta, we were like “that is much a very 80's 90's kind of show, what would it be in the 60's?’ What kind of world would be have to create, like in Gotham there would eventually be Batman in this there would eventually be V for Vendetta [Norsefire and V]. So we took that brewing civil war as a stepping stone." – Danny Cannon

"The V For Vendetta world conceptually — it's [like] where this world may or may not end up. What [V for Vendetta creators Alan Moore, David Lloyd and Tony Weare] did so well was to create a [Fascist] version of England that felt like England. It wasn't Nazi Germany imposed on that world. It was very much the parochial, familiar world of England transformed into something dark. That's what we've tried to do, and what [Cannon] did so brilliantly with the visuals, particularly in this season. It's England with this shadow across its face." – Bruno Heller

"One of the few stories that have been told in this kind of world is V For Vendetta [and] conceptually, this [civil war is a] prequel to V For Vendetta. God, I wouldn’t hold us up against Alan Moore, but with comic books you have to find a throughline, and that’s very political [for Pennyworth]." – Bruno Heller

The Guy Fawkes masks in Pennyworth were definitely intentional, heh. Pennyworth seems to be a prequel to the events of V for Vendetta on some level, probably more so like the comic than the movie. Not saying the comic is canon or anything, though it would be pretty funny if no one mentioned a freaking nuclear war (1988) happening during Gotham (1987-1992). A version of it does take place in this reality I'm sure.
 
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Wikipedia is being weird and considering Pennyworth a prequel to the movie. It's listed in "related shows" to Pennyworth. However, the text at the top links to the comic.

I doubt it's a prequel to the movie, and if it were a prequel to the comic, taking it as canon like the HBO Watchmen took the original Watchmen as canon, that just makes it extremely weird that no one mentioned a nuclear war on Gotham.
 

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"The arcing story this season is about a civil war that is brewing, and that came from a conversation from myself and Bruno [Heller] where we were considering doing V for Vendetta, we were like “that is much a very 80's 90's kind of show, what would it be in the 60's?’ What kind of world would be have to create, like in Gotham there would eventually be Batman in this there would eventually be V for Vendetta [Norsefire and V]. So we took that brewing civil war as a stepping stone." – Danny Cannon

"The V For Vendetta world conceptually — it's [like] where this world may or may not end up. What [V for Vendetta creators Alan Moore, David Lloyd and Tony Weare] did so well was to create a [Fascist] version of England that felt like England. It wasn't Nazi Germany imposed on that world. It was very much the parochial, familiar world of England transformed into something dark. That's what we've tried to do, and what [Cannon] did so brilliantly with the visuals, particularly in this season. It's England with this shadow across its face." – Bruno Heller

"One of the few stories that have been told in this kind of world is V For Vendetta [and] conceptually, this [civil war is a] prequel to V For Vendetta. God, I wouldn’t hold us up against Alan Moore, but with comic books you have to find a throughline, and that’s very political [for Pennyworth]." – Bruno Heller

The Guy Fawkes masks in Pennyworth were definitely intentional, heh. Pennyworth seems to be a prequel to the events of V for Vendetta on some level, probably more so like the comic than the movie. Not saying the comic is canon or anything, though it would be pretty funny if no one mentioned a freaking nuclear war (1988) happening during Gotham (1987-1992). A version of it does take place in this reality I'm sure.
Wikipedia is being weird and considering Pennyworth a prequel to the movie. It's listed in "related shows" to Pennyworth. However, the text at the top links to the comic.

I doubt it's a prequel to the movie, and if it were a prequel to the comic, taking it as canon like the HBO Watchmen took the original Watchmen as canon, that just makes it extremely weird that no one mentioned a nuclear war on Gotham.
I'm just going to argue they're inspired by V for Vendetta and leave it at that.

They've also said this is set in SOME DC Universe, and V for Vendetta is clearly isn't in an Earth with superheroes.
 

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I think it's more so that it is leading to a version of V for Vendetta, not necessarily the comic or movie canon. I don't think either really make sense logically.

V for Vendetta has always been standalone so this is a pretty strange choice.
 

selfishmisery

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I think it's more so that it is leading to a version of V for Vendetta, not necessarily the comic or movie canon. I don't think either really make sense logically.

V for Vendetta has always been standalone so this is a pretty strange choice.
Especially since the movie is set in the 2020s or 2030s.
 

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The comic is set in 1997-1998 at least, but it still doesn't quite match for me. I'm taking it as a loose adaptation.
 

selfishmisery

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I'm an idiot for not noticing the fall weather in the first half of Pennyworth s1.
And that bank holidays do extend to All Hallow's Day (Halloween/Samhain's Day) and Christmas.
 

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You both misunderstand. Pennyworth is leading to the version of London seen in V for Vendetta, but not necessarily the movie or comic versions. It's essentially what Gotham was to Batman, but for V for Vendetta.

There is no V for Vendetta TV show releasing. The comic book doesn't fit in the Gotham timeline because of what it suggests of the state of the world. The movie is set in something like 2026, so it doesn’t make sense that the Guy Fawkes masks are being used here and that (what I assume is) V appears in this long before the events of the movie. Unless V has slowed aging. I don't remember if they said how long ago that he got his powers, but they keep his backstory mostly vague.

Essentially, V for Vendetta isn't canon as far as we know, but Pennyworth is a "prequel" to a version of V for Vendetta.
 
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"We end up on the streets of Gotham," the actor teased during an NYCC roundtable press conference attended by SYFY WIRE. "It's a really cool moment in the back half of the episodes and we were using the sets of The Batman. It was filming at the same time as we were at Warner Bros."

The set in question is the dreary and rain-soaked street exterior surrounding the diner where Paul Dano's Riddler is finally taken into custody. "We were on that set and that whole street for a major story point for our show," Aldridge remembered. "So that was a cool little moment that kind of like joins those worlds together. Because everyone's always like, 'Oh, do you feel like you're playing the father of Robert Pattinson's Batman?' I don't really because the worlds are so very, very, very, very different."

"There's all sorts going on in this season," echoed Jack Bannon, who plays the suave Mr. Pennyworth, going on to tease a giant step toward a world inhabited by the Caped Crusader. "We visit Gotham, there’s an early version of Clayface, and V for Vendetta is in there as well."

I suppose this would be a different version to the Basil Karlo iteration of Clayface, since that version appeared on Gotham. V for Vendetta confirmed, whatever that means for the show.
 

selfishmisery

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"We end up on the streets of Gotham," the actor teased during an NYCC roundtable press conference attended by SYFY WIRE. "It's a really cool moment in the back half of the episodes and we were using the sets of The Batman. It was filming at the same time as we were at Warner Bros."

The set in question is the dreary and rain-soaked street exterior surrounding the diner where Paul Dano's Riddler is finally taken into custody. "We were on that set and that whole street for a major story point for our show," Aldridge remembered. "So that was a cool little moment that kind of like joins those worlds together. Because everyone's always like, 'Oh, do you feel like you're playing the father of Robert Pattinson's Batman?' I don't really because the worlds are so very, very, very, very different."

"There's all sorts going on in this season," echoed Jack Bannon, who plays the suave Mr. Pennyworth, going on to tease a giant step toward a world inhabited by the Caped Crusader. "We visit Gotham, there’s an early version of Clayface, and V for Vendetta is in there as well."

I suppose this would be a different version to the Basil Karlo iteration of Clayface, since that version appeared on Gotham. V for Vendetta confirmed, whatever that means for the show.
Definitely not the Reevesverse.
 
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