Cameron Monaghan’s final Joker look in Gotham may be inspired in The Clown Prince of Crime’s Earth-2 version from the comics.
Yesterday we shared some pictures from Gotham‘s season finale where Jeremiah, the new character that the series introduced and has always suspiciously looked as a proto-version of the Joker, indeed becomes The Clown Prince of Crime. Although his look is extremely bizarre, almost Solomon-Grundy-like; he seems to have almost no hair and his factions are exaggerated compared to what Cameron Monaghan actually looks like.
Since Gotham follows no specific story arc from the comics but instead takes bits and pieces off of some of the best Batman stories out there, there’s no actual clue to tell us which Joker this might be. But, according to how this Joker looks like, our guess is that Gotham’s version is none other than the one from Earth-2 which first appeared in Justice League Of America Annual Vol. 3 # 1 back in 2008:
In the comics, Earth-2 Joker is already an old version of himself. After he fought Batman for years, he allegedly killed the Caped Crusader. But even with his age and disabilities, he’s still fighting against Batman supporters like Robin or Huntress, which is Batman’s daughter Helena Wayne in this universe. Although it’s very likely that we’ll see an early version of the Joker in Gotham, who’s just starting his feud with Batman, their looks are very similar.
You can read the official synopsis for next week’s episode below!
JEREMIAH RETURNS FOR HIS MOST TWISTED PLOT YET ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, ON FOX
Cameron Monaghan (“Jeremiah Valeska”) Guest-Stars
Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham’s reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce’s parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter (guest star Benedict Samuel) in the all-new “Ace Chemicals” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Cameron Monaghan as Jeremiah, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
Gotham airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line