‘Gotham’: David Mazouz On Jerome Valeska As ‘Proto-Joker’

GothamOne of the fan-favorite villains on Gotham is Jerome Valeska, played by Cameron Monaghan, who is most likely going to end up being The Joker in this incarnation of the Batman mythology. Jerome was resurrected in the third season and caused a lot of trouble for Gotham City earlier this year while also clashing with young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).

While Jerome is currently locked up, it’s only a matter of time until he breaks out which is most likely going to happen in Season 4. Mazouz recently spoke about the big fight scene he and Monaghan filmed while also talking about it being the first Batman/Joker moment that the show has had.

“That proto-Batman/proto-Joker relationship was really there and it was the first real Batman vs Joker moment we’ve had so far.”

The actor also chatted with Comicbook.com about some of the other characters on Gotham that are in their respective “Proto” status. Mazouz stressed the importance of Joker’s place in the Batman mythos and how he hopes that the show really gets to come full circle with that character by the time the show comes to an end.

“I feel like we’re, the show is leading up to a certain point. It’s leading up to the Penguin. It’s leading up to the Riddler. It’s leading up to Batman. It’s leading up to Commissioner Gordon, and I feel like, I really hope that we’ll be able to see our versions of those characters be full blown, those characters before the show ends, and I feel like the Joker is one of those characters that really, really is crucial to the Batman lore. I think I’d be comfortable saying that he is the most important character after Batman in the Batman lore.”

“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 is set to premiere on Thursday, September 28 at 8/7c on FOX.

Source: Comicbook.com

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

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