With Gotham returning for a final season to wrap up the origin story of Batman and his rogues gallery we now are starting to see news being released on who exactly we’ll see head into the city when the show returns. CBR spoke with executive producer John Stephens on what’s to come for the show:
There are a whole bunch of characters I want to see that I feel the viewers at large aren’t fully aware of, like Scarface or Ventriloquist, there’s a great dark version of that character somewhere out there who I would like to see come out. Some characters we know we want to see are Mother and Orphan. We want to see Lady Shiva. We are going to see all those characters in Season 5.
Let’s set aside Scarface for a moment to talk about the inclusion of Orphan. Cassandra Cain is an interesting choice to include on the show as she has always been characterized as much younger than Batman and in the previous continuity also stepped into the cowl of Batgirl. Whether she’ll be the same age as the nearly 18-year-old Bruce Wayne on the show or perhaps be a slightly older teacher figure could both bring some interesting storylines along with it. The other possibility is Stephens was referring to David Cain since he also held the name of Orphan especially during the storyline that featured Mother.
As for Scarface, for as wacky as the villain is when you get down to it, I actually think he would fit perfectly into the Gotham universe which has definitely not shied away from some of the campier aspects of the Batman Universe.
What villains that haven’t appeared in some form on the show are you hoping to make an appearance before Gotham goes forever into the night? Let us know in the comments below!