’Gotham’ WonderCon 2017 Interview: Drew Powell On Ra’s Al Ghul

Gotham WonderCon 2017 Drew PowellThis season of Gotham has been all sorts of crazy (good) as we have seen monsters invade Gotham City as well as the rising of several villains, including Edward Nygma as he is now approaching his comic book destiny as The Riddler. The second half of the third season will officially kick off towards the end of this month as the Heroes Rise storyline will take Bruce Wayne closer towards his destiny as the Caped Crusader of the city.

Last week Heroic Hollywood participated in the Gotham press room where we chatted with the actors and producers behind the show to get some teases about what’s coming up in Season 3 when the show returns later this month. We were fortunate enough to talk with Drew Powell who plays Butch Gilzean, one of the toughest survivors in Gotham City.

While the show consists of mostly characters from the comics, Butch is one of the ones that was created specifically for the show. Powell was asked if there had been any discussions with DC Comics about maybe bringing Butch into the Batman mythology and while there hasn’t been any as of right now, that’s something he would love to see.

“I was always hoping that it would happen too, I mean I got a six-year old boy and he would love to have a Butch doll or Butch comic. But I’m gratified to know that people appreciated Butch and Fish Mooney [played by Jada Pinkett Smith] who were two new characters to the point they are OK with them not being in the canon. They are OK with them just being on the show, but yeah secretly that would be great to add him to the lore, no doubt!”

More highlights from the full roundtable interview:

-His complex romantic relationship with Tabitha Galavan.

-The process of developing Butch since he is an original character and doesn’t have a pre-existing background.

-Which of the upcoming episodes that he is looking forward for fans to see and the surprises that will come with it.

-If we might see Butch interact with the Court of Owls or even Ra’s Al Ghul towards the end of the season.

-His reaction to finding out that Ra’s was coming to Gotham this season.

 “GOTHAM (Mondays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) The origin story continues on Season Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie) must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find HUGO STRANGE (guest star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and FISH MOONEY (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith), one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue) and Captain NATHANIEL BARNES (Michael Chiklis) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE WAYNE (David Mazouz), with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee), and former Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX (Chris Chalk), discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.

As the city sinks deeper into chaos, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor); EDWARD NYGMA/the future RIDDLER (Cory Michael Smith); SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (Camren Bicondova); BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards), TABITHA GALAVAN/TIGRESS (Jessica Lucas) and BUTCH GILZEAN (Drew Powell). The series also will catch up with the future POISON IVY (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of JERVIS TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.”

Gotham: Heroes Rise will be back with all-new episodes on Monday, April 24 at 8/7c on FOX. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews. Don’t forget to check out our other roundtable interviews with the cast and producers of the series, including Danny Cannon (executive producer), Jessica Lucas (Tabitha Galavan).and Erin Richards (Barbara Kean).

6 Bat Family Members Who Deserve Their Own Solo Films

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Bat Family Deserve Solo Film
The DC Extended Universe continues to grow, with one of the most recent surprises being that of the announcement of Joss Whedon taking the reigns on a Batgirl solo movie. In addition to this, there’s been talks of a Nightwing project from The Lego Batman Movie helmer Chris McKay. These two characters are crucial elements to the Batman mythos as well as members of the Bat Family. There have been several characters that have been a part of the Bat Family in different ways and many of them have the potential to have films of their own. If the DCEU decided to give them their own solo projects it is best to look at the few that a solo film could really work in their favor. Not all characters deserve solo films, but these following ones certainly do. Here are 6 Bat Family members who deserve their own solo films

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.