Ladies and gentlemen… The Joker is in the house. Or, well, police station…
The new trailer for next Monday’s Gotham shows us Batman’s oldest – and most dangerous – nemesis as a much younger man named… Jerome?
The character will be played by Shameless (US) star Cameron Monaghan.
Now, we’re not entirely sure this is the real deal in so far as the character being introduced. The Teaser may just be a misdirection… could he be someone driven mad by the Joker’s laughing gas, perhaps?
Whatever happens, we’ll be watching very, very closely….
Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin) to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the night club, while Fish Mooney is otherwise occupied. Also, Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board in the all-new “The Blind Fortune Teller” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-116) (TV-14 D, L, V).
Guest Cast: Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean; Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Carol Kane as Gertrude Kapelput; Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz; Dashiell Eaves as Kelly; James Monroe Iglehart as Ringmaster; Robert Gorrie as John Grayson; Abbi Snee as Mary Lloyd; Cameron Monaghan as Jerome.
That might be enough to pacify fans who felt that introducing an older Joker anywhere near his final version would be breaking canon entirely, as he now seems to be much closer in age to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). Given Monaghan’s past work, there’s no question he’s a strong addition to the show’s cast, but how large a role he will play going forward isn’t known.
Gotham airs Mondays @8pm on Fox.
Awesome art by The Harmine