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Batman fans will recognize that Gotham Season 2’s main antagonist Theor Galavan doesn’t originate from the comics, but now it’s been revealed that he holds connections to a longtime foe of the Caped Crusader.
In its first season, Gotham had a lot of bullet points to check off, and while it worked in some ways, it failed in others. Even star Ben McKenzie understands that there were some missteps, and he doesn't mind sharing them.
I may have to check my calendar, but I’m pretty sure it’s a day that ends in “Y,” as evidenced by Gotham adding yet another cast member that can safely be described as a villain. And this one comes from the comics, but with a twist.
Gotham has added so many characters at this point that the show may as well be called Villains on Villains on Villains, and it doesn’t appear that the creative team is done building this underworld yet. Enter one Wire vet.
While some shows on TV are constantly struggling to retain viewers’ interests in a core group of characters, Gotham’s strategy has been to throw just about every character from the Batman mythos at audiences. They're adding two more, AND a hero.
Several existing characters from Gotham Season 1 will be playing bigger roles when the show returns for its sophomore season, including this frequently seen criminal underling.
Gotham show a city full of bad guys with very few true heroes around to try and save it. For the most part, our collection of leads have stood up to protect Gotham City from the madness. Now it looks like we might be losing one of them to the darkness.
When Gotham returns later this year for Season 2, James Gordon and Harvey Bullock are going to have their hands full and then some, as Gotham City will be up to its skyscraper roofs with dangerous villains. Luckily, we'll have Michael Chiklis around to help out.
Fox’s Gotham introduced us to the home of the city of the man who will be Batman. Season 1 was mostly dedicated to a fairly traditional urban crime story. Mobsters, corrupt cops, corrupt political officials, and the handful of good people trying to survive it all and fight against it.Season 2 is getting ready for major shift however.
The move by CBS to air the show in the same slot Gotham has and will continue to run in has been questioned by some, but at a press room at Comic-Con on Saturday, Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti has spoken out about the decision.
Gotham has been an interesting look at the young Bruce Wayne in the immediate aftermath of the death of his parents. In telling a unique origin story of the boy who will be Batman, the show’s first season has already started us the path that will lead us to the caped crusader.
With many of Gotham’s lead bad guys either dead, missing or out of the game, there are openings for new evildoers to trouble DC Comics’ seediest city. And now we know who will be playing the partner to James Frain’s new Gotham villain Theo Galavan during Season 2.
Now that there’s a crime power vacuum in Gotham, plenty of criminals will try to seize power away from the GCPD and Oswald Cobblepot, including this new evildoer that'll swoop in on the action when the DC prequel returns later this year.
In its first season, Gotham offered up a seemingly neverending line of characters to take part in the over-the-top drama and action, and we'll be seeing one of the more temporary characters making a bigger impact in Season 2.
On Gotham, Bruce Wayne is still years away from becoming Batman, but the titular city’s criminals aren’t waiting for the caped vigilante to rise to begin their crime careers. The show has recruited two new villains for Season 2 in the fall, and neither of them will be lacking for good looks.