The highly anticipated new series Gotham is already promising to go into excruciating detail about the origins of many members of Batman’s rogues gallery. The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman all already have a part to play in the show, and so far only the pilot’s been shot. The producers have also alluded to another big bad saying that “the seeds for Joker have been planted” in the series set-up. So are we to take this as an indication that every Dark Knight villain is going to get an origin story in Gotham? According to series director and executive producer Danny Cannon, the answer is maybe.
HitFix, via Bleeding Cool, related a conversation with Cannon about the potential to include Mr. Freeze in the origin-palooza that is swiftly becoming Gotham. According to Cannon, he’s a got an “in” to bring a pre-Mr. Freeze Freeze into the fold, assuming he gets the proper clearances.
I have a big pitch with Bruno [Heller] about the Mr. Freeze character, whose origins are uncertain. If I can win Geoff Johns over and if I can win Bruno over, then I look forward to the moment where that character can be realized.
According to popular lore, Mr. Freeze was a scientist striving to save his wife from an incurable illness only to be exposed, in an accident, to chemicals that prevent him from living outside a suit that maintains a below-zero environment for him. Naturally, the whole experience drives him a little bonkers. How this, any of it, will be translated to Gotham is uncertain.
Also from Bleeding Cool, via Comic Book Movie, comes this brand spankin’ new poster for Gotham that you will likely be seeing in today’s new release comic books from DC. It doesn’t offer anything particularly insightful other than a look at the Gotham City skyline, but if you’re a big fan of imaginary architecture porn, this one’s for you.
Gotham airs Mondays at 8 pm this fall on Fox.