One of the things that we have been seeing in this season of Gotham is the continuing evolution for Edward Nygma a.k.a. the future Riddler as he gets closer to becoming the famous Batman villain. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Cory Michael Smith, who portrays the fan-favorite character, talked about what his costume will look like. He went into depth on talking about how the suit needed to look different from Jim Carrey’s version as well as really wanting to have a cane in this version.
“[The role] is performative; not in a Jim Carrey way. I want him to be kind of showy. So what we have as the Riddler costume is really classy, and that’s kind of what we wanted. To give you some inside scoop, I do not have a cane yet, but I want one so badly for a few different reasons. I won’t tell you all of them so I don’t spoil anything, but I’m pitching very hard for a cane. Plus, we do have somewhere to go and add some stuff, so maybe in the future, there will be a cane. But I want him to be someone who deserves a fucking cane. He needs to be someone that’s just begging for a cane.”
For those that are worried that the suit won’t have the trademark question mark symbols, no need to fear. Smith assured that the Gotham version of the Riddler costume will definitely have that.
“Oh yeah. Oh yeah. We’re there.”
“DARKNESS PREVAILS ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, JANUARY 23, ON FOX
Monday, January 23, On FOX
On the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight (guest star David Dastmalchian) tries to revive Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) and, in turn, activates his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina’s mom’s (guest star Ivana Milicevic) intentions in Gotham are revealed, and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates as Barbara’s plans are set in place in the all-new “Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-313) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter
Guest Cast: Ivana Milicevic as Maria Kyle, Cameron Monaghan as Jerome Valeska, David Dastmalchian as Dwight Pollard, PJ Marshall as Cole Clemons, James Andrew O’Connor as Tommy Bones, James Mount as Office Dove”
Gotham Season 3 airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on FOX. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews.