Fox released a teaser of “The Blind Fortune Teller” episode of Gotham. There is a sinister laugh at the end of the trailer that is reminiscent of the famed Batman villain the Joker.
Do you want to see a TV version of the Joker?
Series creator Bruno Heller spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about Cameron Monaghan’s role on the show:
“He may or may not be The Joker. All I can promise is that’s not a bait and switch. It’s a long game we’re playing here. The great fun of this show is that it’s the origin story of these famous characters, and with The Joker, the wonderful thing is that nobody knows where he came from and what his genesis was. What I can guarantee is that you have to follow that brilliant young actor Cameron Monaghan down the line, and you will see how this leads to the character we all know and love.
One of the great things about this job is that you get to cast emerging young actors in iconic roles, as with Robin Taylor as The Penguin. (The challenge is) to hit the mark, so audiences ask, ‘Is that him? Could that be him?’ in a way that will resonate for those who are keen Batman fans and a larger audience. When the episode is aired, people will see it’s not an imitation of somebody else or an homage to anyone. It’s a performance in and of itself.”