With Mr Freeze being Gotham’s first really ‘super’ villain, we’ve been waiting to see who would be next… and it looks like it’s Basil Karlow, the actor who will become Clayface.
Comicbook are reporting that actor Gossip Girl actor Brian McManamon (above with James Gordon actor Ben MacKenzie) will play Karlo, the original Clayface
The character has been a bat-villain since 1940 and was created by Bob Kane. Karlow was an actor who – depending on which story you go with – was enraged when his most famous movie was remade without his involvement (he’d hate to be alive today) and went on a quest for revenge against the cast and crew as the villainous, mask-wearing Clayface.
He didn’t become the lump of mud, shapeshifter character until 1989 when, in the story ‘The Mud Pack’, Karlow, along with other clayfaces Preston Payne, Matt Hagen and Sondra Fuller, formed a team who were swiftly beaten by Batman, however Karlow took DNA from all his other gang members and used it to be come the monster Clayface.
No word on what role (ahem) he’ll play in Gotham, but we’re looking forward to finding out.