The Joker is Batman’s greatest villain, and the FOX show Gotham took an interesting approach to the character with Jerome Valeska.
Fans are excited by Cameron Monaghan’s character and took Jerome as a new interpretation of the Joker’s origin, but the series backtracked on the Joker and stated Jerome is only an influence. FOX has a plan for the Joker, and apparently, the cast and crew know the details as the scoop is starting to leak out.
David Mazouz was the first to comment on the Joker situation.
“He is not the Joker, that’s all I’m saying. He is definitely the inspiration for the Joker and the way that the Joker comes into the show is, in my opinion, one of the most brilliant things Gotham has ever done,” said Mazouz to Discussing Film.
Monaghan chimed in after the podcast episode aired.
“What we’ve cooked up and discussed is something not to be missed. It’s a twist on familiar themes, both new and old echoes of the mythos. Something entirely new, but we believe true to the spirit of the show as well as the comics. Proud I got to be a part of it,” said Monaghan in a now deleted tweet.
Gotham is in the middle of season four and ratings for the show have declined each year, could the Joker be a ratings boost? Now that the characters are established, and now that the series is past clunky origins, the show is a fun hybrid of Tim Burton and Christoper Nolan’s versions of the Caped Crusader.
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