It was a busy Season 2 finale for FOX’s Gotham, wrapping up the battle against B.D. Wong’s Hugo Strange, while introducing the Court of Owls, pitting Mr. Freeze against Firefly, and somehow managing to work a Fish Mooney-mob showdown atop the setup for Season 3. The final moments opened a pretty big can of worms for future villains as well, though at least one sounded deliberately familiar to fans.
We’re just hours from Gotham wrapping up a season that brought us Bat-villains like Hugo Strange, Mr. Freeze and Clayface, but will Season 3 delve even deeper into the prepubescent Dark Knight’s rogues? Producers confirm some rumored additions like the Mad Hatter and more members of the Court of Owls, perhaps even Vicki Vale.
FOX’s Gotham has gone full on Bats–t in its second season, and now a fan-favorite from the first year will help the final Season 2 episodes feel right at home. Jada Pinkett Smith returns as Fish Mooney in new photos and trailer for “A Legion of Horribles,” along with what could be our first look at the Court of Owls.
FOX’s Gotham gave up the goods a few weeks back with on-set photos of a certain Season 2 villain’s return, now reborn as Batman antihero Azrael, but the real thing is much cooler in context. See for yourself, as Gotham previews Azrael’s rise in a new full-length trailer, costume and all.
FOX’s Gotham has officially confirmed that the Bat-prequel will deliver a third season of early origins for the Caped Crusader and his ilk, but Season 2 is far from finished. Joining the ranks of Hugo Strange and Mr. Freeze, we now know that muddy Bat-baddie Clayface has been cast.
FOX’s Gotham has delved even deeper into Batman’s beginnings in recent weeks by the additions of Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange and more, while li’l Bruce Wayne and Gordon’s journeys are only just beginning. FOX has officially renewed its Bat-prequel drama for a third season, airing this fall.
Gotham was certainly an interesting prospect when it was first announced, and many Batman fans were unsure whether a TV show about a rookie Jim Gordon and a child Bruce Wayne could work. Now we’re halfway through season 2, and the show continues to surprise with how weird and wonderful it can be, while providing interesting and unique takes on classic Batman tropes.
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FOX’s Gotham may have beefed up its Bat-cred to introduce Hugo Strange and Mr. Freeze, but may always have something of grey (er, green) area when it comes to proto-Jokers. We’ve seen one laughed off already, but new photos from an upcoming hour feature Orange is the New Black star Lori Petty looking an awful lot like the Clown Prince of Crime. Harley too!
FOX’s Gotham will definitely enter a whole new world of Bat-mythology in 2016, and B.D. Wong’s take on Hugo Strange may just give us the push we needed. See for yourself in the first clip from 2016 premiere “Mr. Freeze,” along with the hour’s first photos!
FOX’s Gotham hasn’t put too much effort into protecting outdoor shoots of late, revealing Mr. Freeze’s final form within hours of the character’s first major trailer, and now it seems DC’s Azrael has arrived early as well. Not only do we have a full glimpse of the character’s impressive costume, but also some massive spoilers of the figure under the hood.