‘Gotham’ Casts BD Wong As Hugo Strange; Kristen Hager To Play Nora Fries

The latest episode of Fox’s Gotham saw the introduction of the Indian Hill facility and now the man behind the mysterious lab has been revealed. Comicbook.com reports that Jurassic World star BD Wong has been cast in the role of long-time Batman foe, Professor Hugo Strange. The announcement comes hot off the heels of another villainous addition to the show, Nathan Darrow as Mr. Freeze.

Strange, who was first introduced back in 1940, has been one of Caped Crusader’s biggest adversaries in the comic books and animated series over the years. He was also the main villain of Batman: Arkham City, the second entry in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series. In the series, the character will be introduced as the new Arkham Asylum director, before he’s revealed as the man who has secretly been running Indian Hill.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for Strange’s first live-action appearance? Let us know in the comment section below!

UPDATE: In addition to Wong, Zap2it reports that Being Human star Kristen Hager has also joined the cast of Gotham as Nora Fries, the terminally ill wife of Victor Fries, aka Mr. Freeze. Here’s the official character description:

Thanks to her smarts, sincerity and a lighthearted sensibility, she’s the only person who’s managed to connect with the otherwise emotionally cold cryogenicist. As her condition worsens and her husband becomes more desperate to save her life, Nora must make the ultimate choice: play the willing participant in Victor’s mad plan or sacrifice herself to stop the monster inside of him.

SOURCE: Comicbook.com

Michael Bezanidis

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