GOTHAM: Apparently A Potential 'Joker' Will Be Teased In Every Episode

GOTHAM: Apparently A Potential 'Joker' Will Be Teased In Every Episode

Now this is interesting. Although much has been made of actor Jon Beavers' appearance as a stand-up comedian in the pilot of Fox's Batman prequel series, it seems that was just one of many possible Jokers that'll be introduced as the series progresses.


We all speculated that the comedian seen doing his routine in Fish Mooney's club in the pilot of Gotham could well become the Joker further down the line, but it seems Jon Beavers is just one of many actors who'll be featured as a potential clown prince of crime in each of the following episodes. Bleeding Cool have heard that "every episode in the first season will introduce a character that might be a future Joker, each emphasising aspects of the character’s iconography, a card sharp, a flower seller, a clown, or just a guy with a very big grin." Apparently all will be relatively unknown actors, but one of them will indeed emerge as Batman's most infamous foe, the Joker. Something tells me it won't be this first dude anyway! What do you guys think of this idea?
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HavocPrime - 7/15/2014, 6:50 AM
That is an interesting idea
Abary - 7/15/2014, 6:50 AM
[frick]ing jezzus. Just don't. This is a terrible idea. Not everybody in Gotham City is going to be a retarded psychopath like The Joker you know... -_-
batz11 - 7/15/2014, 6:51 AM
So they'll see which actor the audiences respond to most positively, probably a smart move...
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 6:54 AM
Wow, actually really brilliant. I like the idea.
SuperCat - 7/15/2014, 6:55 AM
I like this idea.

YeezusWept - 7/15/2014, 6:56 AM
This show sounds like the most ambitious mess ever.
Nomis - 7/15/2014, 6:56 AM

Heh, clever.
Phronesis - 7/15/2014, 6:57 AM
Nice. I must admit, pays homage to the character sorta.
Pasto - 7/15/2014, 6:57 AM
Yeah, yeah, no.
JordanKing - 7/15/2014, 6:58 AM
Cool idea.
Phronesis - 7/15/2014, 6:58 AM
@Nomis Exactly what I was thinking of.
batz11 - 7/15/2014, 6:59 AM
Agree with Abary though, also kind of a cop out...
edwardshiro - 7/15/2014, 7:00 AM
Great idea!
OpticBlastWins - 7/15/2014, 7:00 AM
Do whatever you can to keep me interested... This show has yet to impress
CaptShipwreck - 7/15/2014, 7:01 AM
It's a cool idea I'm for it, if this show must go on
ibravosp5 - 7/15/2014, 7:02 AM
I still believe it'll be the comedian
GeekyCheekyChic - 7/15/2014, 7:03 AM
hmmm I always thought the Joker and Batman closer in age. oh well.
Tevii - 7/15/2014, 7:03 AM
Could be a cool idea.... but it ALSO sounds like a a sad way to milk the character. Guess we will see
cipher - 7/15/2014, 7:03 AM
Nomi- I've gotta read that again sometime. It's been a few years.

Great f*ckin' story.
sameoldthing - 7/15/2014, 7:04 AM
If done right it could be very clever. This way the viewers will not know if this or that person will become The Joker..or the real one may turn out to be none of them. Very cool in theory,can the show make it work? Worth a try.
Does everyone want som bland formulaic run of the mill intro to the Joker? I like this creative take.
Lozzy - 7/15/2014, 7:07 AM
Lol, sounds like fun. I just hope they don't over do it.
Dedpool - 7/15/2014, 7:07 AM
SMART! Very smart! With them already having young Penguin, Catwoman, and possibly Riddler, having an actual early Joker is too much. But the idea that it could be ANYONE is perfect.
charlie2094 - 7/15/2014, 7:08 AM
Interesting, hopefully they manage to make it work right.
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/15/2014, 7:09 AM
MyloSteamwitz - 7/15/2014, 7:10 AM
So... they're throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks?

How bout just have the Joker... NOT have an origin? Seems to work best for the character.
shabat - 7/15/2014, 7:10 AM
That's pretty cool. I like it.
krylonshadow - 7/15/2014, 7:11 AM
Wow, disgrace to the character. Way to water him down. Have a dozen guys dance on Heath Ledger's grave? Now anyone can play the Joker? What a joke. This show is going to suck.
GreenLantern519 - 7/15/2014, 7:13 AM
That's actually an interesting idea since the Joker's backstory is up in the air ("why not multiple choice?"). Also, no one is "shitting on Heath Ledger's grave". It's not HIS character, the character is bigger than the actor. Get over it.
MrBlackJack - 7/15/2014, 7:13 AM
Wow, that's actually a pretty cool idea.
Nomis - 7/15/2014, 7:13 AM
@ Ciph - I try and get "Killing Joke" and " Dark Knight Returns' and "Year one" at least once a year as my refresher course as to why Batman have had the best creators work on his stories.
SwanRonson - 7/15/2014, 7:14 AM
I love this.
TheDarkKryptonian - 7/15/2014, 7:17 AM
@MyloSteamwitz But the Joker has an origin. We just don't know what it is. This way, they can do the Joker (or not, because it might not be any of the people teased at) and still preserve his sense of mystery.
ThrotTheUnclean - 7/15/2014, 7:17 AM
Seems like a huge gimmick. I am extremely skeptical of this show. I really don't like the concept. I am sick of all of these "comic book tv shows" that don't have any superheroes in them. I will watch the first episode, but it will have to blow me away to get me to keep watching.
cipher - 7/15/2014, 7:17 AM
Nomi- Yeah, man.

I usually go through those, along with The Man Who Falls. I mean, it's a short story- only one issue.. but it's brilliant.

Everything's in that one, y'know? The monastery, joining up with the FBI, Ducard...

There's nothing quite like that one.
slickrickdesigns - 7/15/2014, 7:18 AM
Ok, I like that idea.
cipher - 7/15/2014, 7:18 AM
CombatWombat - 7/15/2014, 7:19 AM
every episode sounds overkill, but the kernel of the idea is a nice way to pay homage to the character
TheBuoyWonder - 7/15/2014, 7:19 AM
That's a pretty clever idea.
Although it'd be even better if they had the same actor play each of these characters.
That way when the joker comes we don't know which character he was.
But this is still pretty awesome.
GL - 7/15/2014, 7:22 AM
CombatWombat - 7/15/2014, 7:23 AM
best thing about the Killing Joke was Brian Bolland's art
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