The latest guest star in the pilot of ‘Gotham‘ has just been announced and he will be playing the role of Edward Nygma. If you skipped the title of this post and don’t know your Batman lore, E. Nygma is destined to end up as one of Batman’s odder characters, The Riddler. It looks as if relative newcomer Cory Michael Smith (‘Dog Food’,’Camp X-Ray’) has been cast in the role.

Smith is only set to be a guest star in the pilot episode but it looks if it is likely that he will end up as a series regular. In the pilot he will be “a brilliant but socially awkward forensic scientist who’s eccentric and outgoing and desperate to be liked.” He’ll be working for Gotham PD and speaks cryptically so it’ll be interesting to see how he goes from working with the police to working against them. Do you think he has the look of a man who will end up being The Riddler? Share your thoughts below!

‘Gotham’ Synopsis:

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Source: EW