Cameron Monaghan, the actor who plays the mini-Joker named Jerome in Gotham, has been largely rumored to be coming back to the show after his laugh was apparently heard among the monsters that escaped into the city near the end of the second season finale. During a Twitter Q&A yesterday, the actor was asked if he had seen the new Suicide Squad film, to which he replied he had not. His explanation as to why he didn’t see it was because he didn’t want Jared Leto’s version of The Joker “clouding his judgement”, right before abruptly cutting the Tweet short.
Check out his Tweet:
No. Too much personal attachment to the material/role right now. Don't want the recent portrayal clouding my judgment if I… @harlicupcake
— Cameron Monaghan (@cameronmonaghan) August 6, 2016
Although he cut the Tweet directly before confirming he would be making a return to Gotham, it seems plainly obvious that is exactly what he wanted to finish his Tweet with.
Jerome is a fan favorite character of the series. He was introduced during the first season and then brought back during the first half of the second season where he brought terror to Gotham along with a team of other villains, led by Theo Galavan. Between Jerome’s look, his laugh, and his quirks, he nailed the role of The Joker (although he has never been explicitly referred to by his classic name) and gained much critical acclaim and positive reception from his interpretation. He was then killed by Galavan, but if there is one thing we know about The Joker, it is that you can’t keep the clown prince of crime down for very long.
Gotham will return to Fox for it’s third season, premiering September 19th.