Solomon Grundy is headed to Gotham and no one is more excited than the actor who gets to play him.
“Giddy like a school girl I think is probably the most accurate way to say it,” Gotham star Drew Powell tells ComicBook.com. “I am very excited.”
While Powell is eager to begin his time as Solomon Grundy, he admits that he hasn't had proper time to say goodbye to his previous character Butch.
“Even shooting that scene with Erin [Richards] and I, it was kind of the end of the day, I remember it was raining, we kind of had to do it quickly," Powell recalls, "and so it all kind of happened so fast and it was only after that I was kind of like, ‘Oh yeah, I guess Butch is dead now.’”
Still, Gotham revealed that Butch is actually Cyrus Gold, the criminal who is resurrected as Solomon Grundy, meaning there will always be a little of bit Butch carried on in the laconic, undead brute.
“I do think there’s going to be a lot of Butch still in Grundy and I think that makes perfect sense in the way that [producer John Stephens] and the writers have set this up and so I’m really excited to kind of now bring the two together in this new character that I really love,” Powell says.
Gotham returns to Fox for its fourth season on Sept. 21.
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.
With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon is one of the crime world’s greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains — the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Gotham was developed by Bruno Heller and stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina "Cat" Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/Riddler, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Cyrus Gold, Morena Baccarin as Leslie "Lee" Tompkins, Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Michael Chiklis as Nathaniel Barnes/The Executioner.