Upcoming television series Gotham is exploring the beginnings of characters such as Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and more. None of the promo images or material have said anything about the Joker, but Bleeding Cool has some information as to why. They state:
…Every episode in the first season will introduce a character that might be a future Joker, each emphasizing aspects of the character’s iconography, a card sharp, a flower seller, a clown, or just a guy with a very big grin.
While that theory hasn’t been officially confirmed, Slashfilm points out showrunner Bruno Heller says something in a featurette for the series that makes the idea likely. Heller states, “You do not want to miss an episode, because you may miss meeting The Joker for the first time.”
I hope it’s true because it’s a clever way to hook in viewers and makes for a fun mystery.
Watch the featurette and the latest trailer for Gotham after the break.