First Look at Edward Nygma as The Riddler in Gotham Spring Premiere Trailer

Welp, you no longer have to refer to Edward Nygma as proto-Riddler.

Even though Gotham is going on hiatus until April 24, FOX has released a trailer for its spring premiere—which is titled "Mad City: How the Riddler Got His Name."

The sneak preview features our first look at Nygma as The Riddler. After shooting Penguin (who confessed his love for Ed and his role in Isabella's death) in tonight's winter finale, Nygma has begun his transformation into the formidable, riddle-speaking supervillain we know and love. And as you can see in the trailer, he's now wearing his signature green suit (and the question mark)—though he doesn't have his trademark cane yet.

"I do not have a cane yet," actor Cory Michael Smith told Cinema Blend, "but I want one so badly for a few different reasons; I won't tell you all of them so I don't spoil anything, but I'm pitching very had for a cane. He does think they'll get him one eventually, but cryptically teased, "I want him to be someone who deserves a f--king cane. He needs to be someone that's just begging for a cane."

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The regular cast features Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, and Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.

The all-new “Mad City: How the Riddler Got His Name” winter finale episode of Gotham airing Monday, January 30 at 8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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