FOX’s “Gotham” has already introduced a number of important Batman characters into the show’s cast, from big names like Penguin and Catwoman all the way to Electrocutioner and a name drop of The Dollmaker. Now, executive producer Bruno Heller has revealed that a key character will be making his debut on the series, the infamous Red Hood.
“There’s going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood,” Heller tells CBR. “Which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that’s not too pretentious a word. Why costumes? What’s the power of costumes? What’s the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal.”
The Red Hood and his gang have been a key component in the Batman mythology since nearly the beginning, and has previously been revealed in a number of comics to be the first incarnation of The Joker, just before his accident. There’s been many fan theories and speculation about when The Joker could appear on the series, or if he has already, but will the Red Hood finally provide an entrance for the clown prince of crime? Let us know your thoughts below!
“Gotham” airs Mondays at 8 P.M. EST.