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FIRST LOOK: Here’s Michael Chiklis as Gotham villain The Executioner…

May 13th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With the news a few days ago that Gotham had been renewed for another season – that’s four if you’re counting – fans sighed in relief.

And now today we get our first look at Captain Nathaniel Barnes, Michael Chiklis, as the villainous The Executioner.

You may recall that when Chiklis came into the show the official synopsis listed him as a villain and yet we’ve only seen him so far as a friend to James Gordon on the show – a father figure sometimes too.

And now, thanks to to the Alice Tetch Virus, Barnes has become a bad guy. And he looks, well, a bit silly.

The images (below) show him as a cross between something out of Kick-Ass and Mad Max – executive Producer John Stephens said of the character: “His desire for justice overwhelmed his ethical code, and transformed into the Executioner, summarily hunting down, trying and executing criminals whom he deems guilty.”

Let us know what you all think.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, and Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter. 

Source: Comicbook



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….