Friday, 9 May 2014

The Joker confirmed on New Gotham series

Ahead of the network's official upfront presentation next week, Fox announced that the highly-anticipated Batman prequel drama Gotham was given a series order, with the first trailer debuting later that same day. The first footage included brief glimpses of Robin Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin), Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman), Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma (a.k.a. The Riddler) andClare Foley as Ivy Pepper (a.k.a. Poison Ivy), who were previously announced as cast members. But one major villain hasn't been mentioned as a part of the series, The Joker.Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with series creator/executive producer Bruno Heller, who confirms that this iconic villain will pop up in the show at some point.

"He's the crown jewel of the Batman villains. He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought."

Since Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight is so iconic, some fans think it may be too soon to bring The Joker back. Here's what he had to say about how his Joker will be handled.

"I've written scenes for Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony and Cleopatra. So while that is a serious and valid note, you can't get into doing this without going there. That was a wonderful performance and - apart from everything else - wonderful make-up. And we should try to live up to that. It will be a different character. It's certainly going to be more Heath Ledger than Cesar Romero. But like I say, all of these people are real people with feelings and emotions and history and parents. I just build from that."

When asked what other villains fans might see, the executive producer also teased Harvey Dent, while revealing that other characters will be introduced that may later turn into some of the more well known iconic villains.

"Obviously, the Penguin, Riddler, young Catwoman, Alfred. Possibly Harvey Dent. Poison Ivy. Um ... and then there will be others, but I hate to - I'm so used to doing a police procedural, so I'm used to telling, 'Next week he's going to go there.' With this, it's very much storytelling. So I would be remiss to tell you who will show up when. I will say we're not going to skimp on giving people the characters they want and expect from Gotham. But when and how they're going to show up is half the fun. Penguin is one of those guys that, as soon as you see him, you go, 'Oh, that's the Penguin.' It would be hard to disguise him as somebody else. Because we're starting way before these villains even themselves knew they were villains. Some of them started out as good guys. So there will be a lot of that."

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