Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell) made his return to tonight’s episode of Gotham, as the man once known as Cyrus Gold has risen from the dead as he embraces his destiny as the popular DC Comics villain, Solomon Grundy.
Tonight’s episode entitled “A Dark Knight: The Blade’s Path” gave us our first full look at the undead villain as Solomon Grundy lives once again thanks to some Indian Hills chemicals that were spilled onto his watery grave in Slaughter Swamp. Fox provided the first look at the character which you can check out below!
With the white hair and pale skin, this live-action incarnation of the character looks to stay very true to his comic book counterpart aesthetically. However, Grundy’s motives remain a mystery for now but there is no doubt that revenge for his death in season three is a pretty big possibility.
Actor Drew Powell talked to Comicbook.com about how he found out that his character would eventually return from the dead as Solomon Grundy:
“I got a call from John Stephens, who’s running the show now, and he said, “Okay, I got three things”[He said] ‘First, we love you and we want you to come back,’ which was a great place to start. ‘Two, you’re gonna get shot in the head at the end of Season 3. And, three, you’re gonna come back as Solomon Grundy.”
Although Powell was not as acquainted with the character like most fans of the comics, he recalled how he found out about Solomon Grundy from a toy from his son’s Happy Meal:
“It’s funny, the first time I ever found out who [Solomon] Grundy was, my son had gotten a Happy Meal, and he got the Grundy toy in it. I said, ‘Who is this guy?'”
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 airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on FOX.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.