While we’ve been seeing the early stages of Bruce wanting to become a vigilante in ‘Gotham‘ it seems that was important to a young Batman as the series has just cast Raymond J. Barry (‘Justified’,’The 100′) as Shaman! While it is unclear if he will end up helping to mentor a young Master Wayne as Alfred and Gordon have both been doing in their own ways, it would make sense if they follow the comic past of the character. Not that the series has been shy about deviating from the original origins of many of Batman’s future rogue gallery.
Barry will potentially be a sage guide for Bruce that will lead him to wear the iconic cape and cowl. According to the Shaman, the city’s future will depend on Wayne and he is interested in “tapping the true depth of Bruce’s mind.” However, I wouldn’t expect things to be so easy as for him to just but Wayne on his destiny to become Gotham’s savior as I’m sure something else will be at play here.
Fans of ‘Batman’ won’t necessarily be familiar with Shaman as he was first introduced in 1989 in the miniseries “Batman: Shaman’ from the “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight” line. The book was written by Dennis O’Neil and illustrated by Ed Hannigan and takes place about 6 months after Bruce first becomes the Dark Knight. In it, he offers mystical insight into Bruce’s psyche.
While Bruce obviously hasn’t become Batman at this point it still seems like they’d be using the character in a similar fashion.
Are you looking forward to the Shaman appearing in ‘Gotham’? Do you feel that Raymond J. Barry is a good pick for the character? Share your thoughts below!
‘Gotham’ returns to Fox on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend
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