GOTHAM Producer Says We Should Expect To See An "Older" Harvey Dent And More
Bruno Heller has already revealed that Gotham will feature Hugo Strange and an early version of Arkham Asylum (you can find those quotes again here if you missed them), but it has now been revealed that a slightly older version Harvey Dent and perhaps Mr. Freeze will be joining him...
Depending on which of the many DC Comics continuity's you decide to follow, Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent should be roughly the same age. However, we won't be seeing them as classmates in this series, as Gotham will take things in a slightly different direction by portraying him as a peer of Ben McKenzie's Detective Jim Gordon. "We're playing Harvey Dent slightly older. He's more Gordon's age in this telling. One of the things to avoid in order not to tell a high school story -- which would be great, but it''s a different show on a different network at a different time that I would not be a part of. But he will go back to school and villains will be part of that world." This is far from the end of the world as it doesn't really impact the Caped Crusader working alongside Gordon and Dent in the future before the latter becomes Two-Face. In fact, it should be pretty interesting to see more of the future villain as Gotham City's District Attorney.
Another major character from the comic books who will be making his presence felt in Gotham is Hugo Strange, and he has been confirmed as making an appearance in season one. "Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to -- you don't have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage -- but if you're telling the story from the start you kind of have to explain, 'What the f--k? Why don't you make that place a place people don't escape from?' We're going to explain why it is the way it is and Hugo Strange is a big part of that."
Executive producer and pilot director Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd) also told IGN that we'll learn more about both Poison Ivy and possibly even how Mr. Freeze decided to become involved in cryogenics. As for supporting characters like Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Cannon revealed that both he and Heller are relying on Geoff Johns and the team at DC Comics to help them introduce people like that. "Let's hope we get a couple more seasons and all those people will work their way into it," he teased. What do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
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