Over the past four seasons of Gotham, classic Batman villains have been introduced in an explosive fashion. Each one have vied and battled for control of the eponymous city. Now it seems all that in-fighting will culminate in a truce, with the most ruthless villains on the show teaming up to take down Gotham.
While appearing as a guest on The Mutuals (Discussing Film’s podcast), David Mazouz answered questions about the latter half of season 4, and discussed a tweet posted by co-star Cameron Monaghan. In relation to both points of discussion, Mazouz had this to say:
“Oh yeah, that basically is the second half of Season 4. Essentially all of the villains on the show, all the terrifying ones at least, will team up. It will basically be the Justice League of Gotham villains. They’re gonna basically terrorize the city over the next 11 episodes.”
The tweet posted by Monaghan contains a panel from the classic Batman story, The Long Halloween. It depicts The Joker, Solomon Grundy, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, and Catwoman teaming up. Since each of these characters exists on Gotham in some form or another, many have speculated that this means they will be the key players in the “Justice League of Gotham Villains.” You can check out the tweet below:
— Cameron Monaghan (@cameronmonaghan) January 17, 2018
Gotham returns to Fox with new episodes, though no return date has been announced. The show stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Morena Baccarin, Drew Powell, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, and Cameron Monaghan.
Source: The Mutuals
10 DC Storylines We Want To See Adapted In The DC Extended Universe
The DC Extended Universe has drawn inspiration from plenty of iconic storylines from DC Comics. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice drew inspiration from both The Dark Knight Returns and Death of Superman, while Suicide Squad adapted the popular lineup from the New 52 launch and the stage is set for Flashpoint.
DC Comics is filled with great iconic storylines that could inspire a film slate for decades and still barely scratch the surface of the rich mythology. DC would be wise to not make a straight adaptation of any of these classic storylines, but draw inspiration from them. They can still remain true to the original intent of the work without being a straight adaptation. If you need proof take a look at how Captain America: Civil War pretty much only uses the broad concept of a superhero registration but creates essentially an original storyline that makes sense within that universe based off the comic. Or how Batman Begins draws elements from The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Long Halloween without making a page to page adaptation.
The storylines chosen are not just because of how great they were as original comics (which they were) but also the storytelling possibilities they open up. Basically how different they would be from other superhero projects or just ways they could grow the universe.
Take a look at 10 storylines we would like to see incorporated into the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started!