The previous season of Gotham concluded with Drew Powell’s Butch being shot in the head by Barbara Kean, though viewers later learned that he was being kept alive on life support in the hospital, where doctors discovered that his birth name was Cyrus Gold. Of course, comic book fans immediately recognized the name as the alter-ego of Solomon Grundy, a towering reanimated corpse who has been an antagonist to DC Comics heroes including Batman and Superman. In an interview with DC All Access, Powell teased Grundy’s eventual appearance on the series while executive producer John Stephens discussed Sofia Falcone’s role in the fourth season.
Powell revealed when fans can expect to see Grundy make his first appearance on the show and how he has been preparing for the role:
“What we can now tell you, officially, he will be rising up as Solomon Grundy. So, that happens around episode 5, I think, in season four. I haven’t even shot that yet, but we’ve been prepping and I’ve been training and I’ve been getting the wardrobe and the hair and makeup sorted. Because it’s a big deal!”
Meanwhile, Stephen’s discussed the intention behind the new alliance that is formed between Jim Gordon and Sofia Falcone:
“Jim Gordon is going to try to loosen Penguin’s hold on Gotham. He does that by forming an alliance with Sofia Falcone, who Crystal Reed is playing, and the two of them work together to bascially try to dethrone Penguin.”
Are you excited to see Solomon Grundy appear on the show? How do you think the alliance between Gordon and Sofia Falcone will unfold? Share your thoughts below!
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 premieres on Thursday, September 21 at 8/7c on FOX.
Source: DC Entertainment
Batman’s Top 5 Gadgets In Film & Television
Batman’s gadgets have helped make him one of the most interesting characters in comic book history. Whether it’s for intimidating thugs or fighting villains like the Joker, Penguin or Two-Face, Batman has used his gadgets to assist the people of Gotham on several occasions. Of course, the Caped Crusader has a ton of gadgets in his arsenal, which begs the question of which ones are the most important.
On both the big and small screen, Batman has shown that he always has the right gadgets for the job. His utility belt houses some of the greatest gadgets in the world, allowing him to get away from any situation in just the nick of time.
Each hero has their own unique fighting style and way of helping people — it’s just a matter of finding your niche. But what’s cool about Batman is that he doesn’t have any superpowers. All he needs is his intellect and a few gadgets. Think of it this way: Batman without his gadgets is kind of like The Flash without his speed, but he’s cool even without them.
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