‘Gotham’: Jeremiah Horrifically Reunites Bruce Wayne With His Parents

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In the latest episode of Gotham, Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan) orchestrated a demented reunion between Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and his parents.

Fox’s Gotham has introduced many of Batman’s iconic Rogues Gallery but one character that the series has skirted around has been the Caped Crusader’s most iconic foe, the Joker. Many characters on the show have been teased to become the Clown Prince of Crime but the closest character to the Joker’s persona is Jeremiah, played by Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan. The actor previously played Jerome, who was also a Jokeresque character on Gotham, but that character left the series last season and now the actor plays his evil twin brother.

In the latest episode of Gotham’s fifth and final season, Jeremiah recreated a special night for Bruce Wayne to relive, the murder of his parents. Earlier in the season, it was teased that Cameron Monaghan’s twisted character had something in store for Bruce Wayne that includes two mysterious characters. Given the current season’s many twisted resurrections at the hands of Doctor Hugo Strange (BD Wong), many fans suspected that the mystery duo would somehow be the dead parents of David Mazouz’s young billionaire, Martha and Thomas Wayne, which turned out to be true after all.

During tonight’s episode, Jeremiah wanted to recreate the tragic night of Bruce Wayne’s parents being murdered, so he staged a whole nightmarish event that involved two nameless characters playing the roles of Martha and Thomas Wayne. The twisted experience for Bruce Wayne didn’t end there though. When the young hero approached what appeared to be his dead parents, he found out that it was actually Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Lee Thompkins (Morena Baccarin) taking the place of his parents. Jeremiah’s plan wasn’t simply to recreate the event, it was supposed to open up a whole new batch of scars and torment to bring Cameron Monaghan’s sadistic villain and David Mazouz’s young vigilante closer together.

Much like the original night that the Waynes were murdered, Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) was present for the event. In the first episode of Gotham, Selina Kyle stood by and watched while Martha and Thomas Wayne were gunned down, something she has repeatedly said that she regrets through all five seasons of the series. This time was different though and Selina came to the rescue of Bruce, Jim, and Lee.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Gotham as soon as more information becomes available. What was your opinion on the most recent episode of the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Bullock’s past comes back to haunt him when he and Gordon investigate two murders at Sirens. Meanwhile, Bruce and Alfred explore the tunnels beneath the city, and Penguin and Nygma’s plans to escape are thwarted by the least likely of suspects.

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/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.

Gotham airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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