Just a few days after teasing Batman’s costume, Gotham has revealed who the Dark Knight will square off against on the upcoming series finale. As if there was any doubt, the episode will feature Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah accepting his own destiny as the Clown Prince of Crime. Via Nerdist, Fox has debuted a hi-res image of Monaghan decked out in full Joker garb. You can check it out for yourself below.
Although a few images of the character leaked online in February, this is our first official look at Monaghan in costume. Gotham’s take on the Joker easily looks like nothing viewers have seen before. Monaghan previously teased his character’s swan song on the show with a tweet back in November. He promised that Jeremiah’s last appearance would be “vile, vicious, nightmare-fuel horror and […] everything I love about this character.”
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The photo certainly doesn’t disappoint. He comes complete with a burned visage and loose strands of green hair. Monaghan’s portrayal may cause some viewers to sleep with one eye open. However, we have to admit that this latest offering bears a striking resemblance to this famous poster of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight:
Additionally, the network has graced us with a new preview showcasing footage from the show’s last episode. The very last shot finds the Joker with a Batarang protruding from his hand, guaranteeing a showdown with Bruce Wayne’s Batman.
What are your first impressions of Cameron Monaghan’s Joker persona? How do you think his performance will stack up against the likes of Ledger, Jack Nicholson, and Jared Leto? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!