It’s finally happening! After four seasons of teases from cast and crew alike, it looks like the Joker is at last headed to Gotham.
Most Gotham fans may have assumed Jerome, played with manic glee by Cameron Monaghan, would evolve into the Clown Prince of Crime, but the Gotham team has denied that on multiple occasions. Now, Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz, while a guest on the Discussing Film podcast, has confirmed that not only is Jerome not the Joker, but the actual Joker would be showing up very soon:
“He’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.”
Monaghan himself confirmed the story on his Twitter account soon after the podcast episode was posted. In a now deleted tweet, the actor was clearly excited for what’s to come:
“I can confirm. What we’ve cooked up and discussed is something not to be missed. It’s a twist on familiar themes, both new and old echoes of the mythos. Something entirely new, but we believe true to the spirit of the show as well as the comics. Proud I got to be a part of it.”
So there you have it. Our clearest indication yet the Joker will be making his way to Gotham. Monaghan’s performance has clearly been designed to keep fans on their toes, with a fun and over-the-top style that seems to draw from various Joker interpretations throughout the years. He’s also the most evil character on the show, so you can expect fireworks when the real Joker, and whomever is cast to play him, shows up to terrorize our heroes.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Carmen Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as Ivy Pepper, Benedict Samuel as Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter and Michael Chiklis as Captain Nathaniel Barnes. Here is the official synopsis for Season 4:
Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny?
Gotham Season 4 returns this Spring on FOX.
Source: Discussing Film