In the ever ongoing quest to introduce us to every villain that Batman has ever had we’ve just seen a few big names dropped for a future season of ‘Gotham,’ both Killer Croc and Harley Quinn who are once again on everyone’s lips from the recently released ‘Suicide Squad’ have been mentioned. Also, new details on the return of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney have surfaced as well. However, don’t expect the introduction to these future ‘Suicide Squad’ members to be in the upcoming third season as the Executive Producers stated that they will be introduced down the road.
You might be wondering if they could be a little young for such big names and that is fair. They are describing the introductions to be “proto-versions” or such as an introduction to Jerome who for all intents and purposes seems to be the person who will grow up to be The Joker but isn’t quite there yet.
I wouldn’t get your hopes up for hardened criminals here. At least in Quinn’s case, but for Croc?
The groundwork has been laid though as Ken Woodruff says:
“The Indian Hill that exists in Gotham, that’s the bridge to these villains like killer Croc and Solomon Grundy.”
What abut everyone’s current favorite clown though? For Harley, Executive Producer John Stephens added:
“It’s about developing the myth of the Joker, just like we’re developing the myth of Batman. It’s so we can stretch him over multiple seasons. The cult of The Joker began, and we’ll explore how that deepens and changes this year. There are underground movements where they talk about Jerome.”
So there will be plenty of building blocks coming up over the next few years.
When it comes to the return of Fish Mooney though we’ve learned that not only will she be in the first two episodes of the third season but will be a major player in the second half. It sounds like it won’t take her too long to regain her control of the criminal elements of Gotham.
Are you looking forward to the Mooney’s return? Do you feel that they are doing the right choice by laying some heavy groundwork for some of the supervillains instead of doing a few of the overly obvious introductions that have been done in before? Share your thoughts below!
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