Gotham Showrunner Bruno Heller told us he’d be teasing the Joker in the first season before the show even aired and fans and the Internet have been tracking all kinds of possible Joker teases since the series first premiered. We’ve gotten confirmed looks at a bunch of Batman’s villains in their pre-Batman versions. There’s the Riddler, the Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harvey Dent before the acid attack, and last night the origin of the Scarecrow. Now it looks like Gotham is ready to unveil Batman’s arch-enemy the Joker.
The first promo for next week’s episode of Gotham entitled The Blind Fortune Teller seems to be pointing in the direction of the Clown Prince of Crime. It certainly is the strongest hint we’ve gotten so far, everything else has been more of a reach. Take a look:
Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, The Giver) is the actor playing “Jerome” and he also threw out a teaser on Twitter:
You really should watch #Gotham next week. I’m not clowning around.
— Cameron Monaghan (@CameronMonaghan) February 10, 2015
No one has actually come out and said he is the Joker, and it all could be another big misdirection. Heller wouldn’t be so obvious would he? Back in July Heller said this:
In a subtle way, we’ll be doing that and hopefully we’ll fool them in the end.
Although he kind of changed his tune earlier this month when he said:
We’ve said you’re going to be waiting a bit longer for it, but this is America — nobody wants to wait. So, we will scratch the surface of that story, yes. But just scratch it — a little tap on the door.
There’s more Batman lore in this episode, just look at this production still:
That is Monaghan on the right, but look at the trailer door. Yep The Flying Graysons. Robin’s parents are in town to do a little high flying aerial stunts for Gotham.
What do you think? Is this Gotham’s Joker or is the joke on us for thinking so?
While we won’t have to wait very long to see the episode, whether or not it will answer our questions about Joker is another matter entirely.
Remember what Joker says in Batman: The Killing Joke:
Life’s a bowl of cherries and this is the pits.