Remember how laughably bad Arnold Schwarzenegger was at playing Mr Freeze in Batman and Robin? In fact, remember just how bad everything about that film was!? It pretty much killed off the franchise for a decade, until Christopher Nolan came to the rescue.
Nowadays, we’re very much excited about the future of the Batman universe, with Ben Affleck set to appear as the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But the series Gotham (which can be streamed on Netflix now) is also adding credibility and depth to the backstory of the Caped Crusaders. It’s second season is going mad with villains and we’re not complaining because it’s getting better each week.
Now, they’ve even gone and found themselves a new Mr Freeze (or Victor Fries as he’s known before becoming a super villain) hopefully set to make everyone forget about that awful performance in Joel Schumacher’s mega-flop.
Who is it? Nathan Darrow (Continues after pic).
Darrow is best known for playing Frank Underwood’s bodyguard, Edward Meechum, on the hit Netflix political drama House of Cards – but this is going to be a whole new kettle of fish.
“The first time we see Freeze is in December, and then we’re going to be telling a heavy Freeze story in Episodes 12 and 13,” Gotham EP John Stephens said.
Here’s the official character description:
Though ferociously smart and eminently capable in his work as one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers, Victor struggles to make meaningful connections with others. The one exception is his wife, Nora (casting TBA), who has tragically fallen ill with a terminal disease. Victor’s love for Nora knows no bounds, so as her condition worsens, he goes to extreme measures to figure out a way to freeze her before she dies. This harrowing journey leads to his transformation into the legendary DC villain, Mr. Freeze.