Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is all about a core group of men- Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne, Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman’s James Gordon… and Morgan Freeman’s Lucius Fox. I feel Lucius Fox, or Morgan Freeman when compared to the other three, never gets enough credit. Obviously Batman is our hero; Alfred is his surrogate father figure who provides him with an emotional anchor; and Jim Gordon is the everyman who will do what is necessary to protect Gotham, basically Batman without the mask.
But Lucius Fox gives us something different- he’s just as much of a hero, and just as much of a necessity to Bruce Wayne and Batman. Why else would Christopher Nolan have brought in a character that is not seen as an essential character? Superman has Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White. Spiderman has Mary-Jane, Aunt May and Jonah Jameson. Why does Batman need Lucius Fox when he has Alfred, Robin and Commissioner Gordon? Well, you’re about to find out!
Read on to find out why I believe Lucius Fox was The Dark Knight Trilogy’s most vital and underrate character.
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