It’s that time of year again when television and film from different universes descend on San Diego.
Some of the Gotham cast came back for a fourth year, Robin Lord Taylor, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Cory Michael Smith and Alexander Siddig came together to do autograph signings and interviews about what is next for Gotham.
The theme running through the season will be ‘Family’. Two comics will inspire season 4 the first half of the season ‘The long Halloween, second half ‘Year one’.
Ben McKenzie has written episode 4, which they are currently prepping. Jim Gordon will be going down a darker path, this is due to Penguin regaining control of the police department and handing out licences to commit crimes. So Jim needs to decide how he is going to fight Penguin, directly or find allies to fight The Penguin.
Penguin will be teaming up with Victor Zsasz to become a powerful duo, I am personally very excited about this and to see The Iceberg Lounge.
Bruce Wayne will be getting full body amour, grapplings and hooks, but will not become Batman. Bruce will also learn from Jim’s success and failures, almost circling each other throughout the season.
Rebirth of Barbara will see her evolve into a different version. Erin Richards commented, “Barbara has been the craziest she can be at the end of season 3.”
Barbara will still intertwine with the other characters in Gotham, including some training with Ra’s al Ghul. The relationship between Tabitha, Selina and Barbara will be very strong sisterhood and they also have a set up in a new location, which is still yet to be revealed. Jessica Lucas ( Tabitha) knew she was brought on the show to be a mentor to Selina. Camren Bicondova has also recently been doing her own stunts. One thing that was also mentioned Barbara and Jim will have a daughter at some point.
The biggest spoiler for me as I still have not seen the finale of Season 3 is that Butch got shot in the head and is really called Cyrus Gold and will become Solomon Grundy. His storyline will be very similar to his origin where Solomon will become best friends with The Riddler!
The Riddler will be very much still on ice at the beginning of the season, not a great a lot of detail was released in how he will escape. Cory Michael Smith is looking forward to see how his The Riddler will change his game plan after defrosting.
So with Ra’s al Ghul dropping a whole heap of hell on Gotham, we will see the Scarecrow also returning to Gotham. The same actor Charlie Tahan will reprise his role as Jonathan Crane. This has had a huge positive reaction from fans on social media. Jonathan Crane will return in a highly toxic full on creepy vibe.
Another casting was announced the actress Crystal Reed. Crystal will be playing Sofia Falcone the daughter of Don Carmine Falcone. She is a strong, intelligent and calculating and has been running the Falcone operation in the south for the past 10 years. Sofia will return to Gotham to help Jim Gordon take down the Penguin.v
This morning through reliable sources on twitter John Stephens executive producer confirmed Harley Quinn will never appear in Gotham.
Gotham returns to Thursday 28th September on Fox.