Gotham‘s mid-season break is coming to an end, returning March 1st, and the latest teaser for the season’s second half is promising even more of the city’s biggest villains.
In the 30-second trailer, fans are getting some major teases. Poison Ivy (Peyton List) finally returns after her run-in with some mystical potions that may well have given her some legitimate superpowers, something that resulted in a recasting. The Sirens are coming into their own, Bruce moves closer to embracing his inner bat, Jerome is back, face firmly secure, and of course, the wait for the Joker continues.
While fans totally fell for Jerome’s (Cameron Monaghan) manic charms, showrunners have promised he is not the Joker himself, and that we may never meet him. However, between David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne) and the teaser above, it seems that at long last we may just meet the Clown Prince. Mazouz made comments in a recent The Mutuals podcast that seem to confirm the Joker is coming to Gotham.
“(Jerome)’s not the Joker. That’s all I’m saying. He’s definitely the inspiration for the Joker and the way that the Joker comes into the show is one of the most brilliant things Gotham has ever done.”
His comments lead us to believe that the Joker’s introduction has already been established by the showrunners. Jerome may not be the Joker, but he still offers up a fantastic performance that fills that void quite nicely.
While he doesn’t make an appearance in the teaser, Scarecrow will also return this spring. David W. Thompson (Blue Ruin) has been cast to replace the Charlie Tahan (Ozark) as Jonathan Crane. Tahan is currently shooting Kingfish with Molly Ringwald, so the recasting could have to do with a conflict of shooting schedules.
The trailer shows us a vision of what is to come, an imposing figure in a cape that of course conjures visions of the Batman we know is coming, but Ben McKenzie is pretty sure that Gotham already has a Batman.
McKenzie told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that he was doing his best to teach his children the “truth” about just how cool Jim Gordon really is.
They’re at the perfect age to be brain-washed — 4 and 2, you gotta start early. […] So, I explained to them the ‘truth,’ which is that without Jim Gordon there would be no Batman. And that, if you really think about it — and I encourage you to really think about it — you could almost argue that Gordon was the first Batman. He’s the first lawman in Gotham City, and he’s keeping it together.
McKenzie’s kids may be easier to convince than fans, but he is right that Gordon is a lot cooler than he gets credit for.
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Source: Comic Book Reader