GOTHAM Showrunner On A Shared DC TV Universe And Introducing 'The Joker'

GOTHAM Showrunner On A Shared DC TV Universe And Introducing 'The Joker'

GOTHAM Showrunner On A Shared DC TV Universe And Introducing 'The Joker'

Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has shared his thoughts on the possible crossover potential that the series could have in relation to the larger DC Universe and talks more about introducing The Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker. Hit the jump to read his comments in full...


In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller was asked about how the new series (which premieres tonight on Fox) fits into the wider DC Universe. We already know that the movies and TV shows aren't connected, while the fact that the latter are all on different networks surely means that crossovers are unlikely. However, Heller thinks it could be possible somewhere down the line. "We'll see as we roll on. Precise tone is the important thing in establishing a series, but then you have to see what other shows live in the same universe. Would it be weird if they met up? It's fun for the audience to see that clash, but actually doing it is scary. I hope we do at some point. That's the beautiful thing about being inside the DC Universe, but we'll wait and see what pops and what doesn't." Is he talking about the likes of Arrow and Constantine or other DC Comics shows which are in the works at Fox we don't yet know of? 

Sticking to the Batman corner of the DC TV universe for now though, talk soon turned to The Joker and what the current plan is in regards to his introduction in the series at some point during season one. "We're going to wait and get the show up and running [before we meet the real Joker]. We want to get the story right and we want to be tonally right - and then we'll start thinking about how to bring him in. We will certainly try to surprise people, and maybe even trick people. It's one of those expectations that everyone will be waiting for, so you can't just present the guy with a big smile and start telling the story. Not that that would be dull, but that's one of those opportunities to really start playing with this."An interesting final tidbit was what Heller added about the future Batman's role in the series. "The core of the show is Gordon, but Bruce Wayne will certainly play a much larger part in the show than we had initially thought..."
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