Fox has gained a lot of attention for the upcoming series Gotham. The series focuses on the city that made Batman famous long before the arrival of Batman. The mysteries of the crime-ridden series will focus on the rise of Jim Gordon through the Gotham Police Department.
The series has been well hyped, especially recently. Short commercials featuring some of Gotham’s most iconic people, who fans all know become some of Batman’s biggest foes, have been running for a few weeks during various Fox programs. Some skeptics have taken note of how much older this will make some of these characters then young Bruce Wayne. Ultimately, the series seems to be carrying a lot of positive notes from critics and the excitement level continues to grow.
The commercials continue to draw more and more attention. They have become a virtual role call of all the famous people in Gotham. Harvey Bullock, Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle, Edward Nygma, Oswald Cobblepot and Ivy Pepper have all found their time in the spotlight recently. There is one major character that is conspicuous by his absence.
Who is Joker?
That seems to be by design. It is being reported by Bleeding Cool that each episode of Gotham will feature a character that fans could logically assume may become Joker. The first episode will draw that conclusion from a comedian. Future characters will share common characteristics with Joker – a large smile, an affinity for flowers, practical jokes or magic tricks. Ultimately, the underlying story that will continually dominate the new series will not only be how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman or even how Gotham reaches the point that it needs Batman. The mystery of this series, and what may be the ultimate pay-off, will be the reveal of Joker to the world.
Which character will become the icon? How long will the show wait to reveal the character to the audience? Can we rename the show to “How I Met The Joker”?
If the writing is half as good as the promotion and marketing, Fox has a huge hit on their hands.