The upcoming series, GOTHAM, will introduce the Clown Prince of Crime in a pretty sweet way. Show runners have said that they’re going to play with the audience a bit and every episode in the first season they’ll introduce a character that is potentially a future Joker. The awesome twist is that each potential character will emphasize aspects of the character’s iconography; a card sharp, a flower seller, a clown, or just a guy with a very big grin.
This is a great idea, emphasizing the Joker’s message in “The Killing Joke”, that anyone can fall into madness and all it takes is one really bad day. This is fantastic use of the Joker’s mysterious past.
I’m really stoked for this series, as both a fan of well written dramas and Batman, and the news just keeps getting better. Here’s hoping for some kind of Mark Hamill cameo with that iconic laugh! Keep it locked to #NerdSwag for more GOTHAM news.