Speaking at Wizard World New Orleans, Gotham‘s Ben McKenzie revealed that some of the show’s deceased characters may be making a return. Though not stating specifics, or confirming anything outright, the star plainly stated that almost all characters who have gone away are fair game to return.
The statement came when McKenzie and co-star Erin Richards, who plays Barbara Kean, were asked a question by Comicbook.com, “Could you bring Jerome back?”
“Not only can we, but…we might. I can’t say definitively, but yes. Yes. No one, I’ll put it this way, almost nobody that you’ve seen go away is dead. They’re all able to come back,” said McKenzie.
Jerome proved to be a polarizing character with fans. Some loved the idea of introducing the Joker early on, while others wished that Batman’s greatest nemesis would be left to mystery, maybe never appearing on the program. Others still loved the way Jerome was killed off, not making him the actual Joker, but more the genesis of the Joker ideology.
Moreover, McKenzie hints that more characters may return than just Jerome. This opens the door for the return of fan-favorite Fish Mooney as well, the original character played by Jada Pinkett Smith.
Watch the whole interaction below:
What do you think? Do you want Jerome, or other characters to return to Gotham? What about Fish Mooney, or Theo Galavan? Or do you think Jerome’s death was too well-done, and overturning it would just negate its impact? Sound off in the comments!
Gotham returns to FOX on February 29.