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Showrunner Bruno Heller Talks Future Gotham Villains

September 19th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller says they have no plans on holding back any of Batman’s rogues’ gallery.

In an interview with Female First, he says: “We haven’t excluded anyone from the mix potentially, but generally what we’re looking at is characters where there is some drama or a story behind how they got to be the way they are. We’re looking for characters who live in the real world of Gotham as opposed to the even more super real world of Metropolis if you like. It’s not about super powers, it’s about super will, if you like. We veer towards those characters who are interesting as people, rather than interesting for their particular power or their particular gimmick or their costume.”

Heller admits that some of the villains from the comic would be difficult to render on screen, but that won’t stop them trying: “There are certainly characters that would be very difficult to put on the screen. That crocodile guy [Killer Croc] is a tough one – although we may go there.”

Personally, I think if Killer Croc could be on the menu, we should definitely get Clayface. Any suggestions of future Gotham bad guys, post ’em below.

Source: Darkhorizons

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...