It’s official! After plenty of ongoing speculation, it appears that rumors about Scarecrow’s return on Gotham have been confirmed. The show’s cast announced the iconic baddie’s comeback during an appearance at Heroes & Villains Fan-Fest in Nashville. And, as expected, the Scarecrow will be full-on creepy when he makes his return.
During a panel at HVFF, David Mazouz revealed the Scarecrow’s comeback with a straightforward confession.
"Scarecrow comes back in season 4,” the Bruce Wayne actor said. “It’s on full blast, I’m really excited"
Chiming in, Drew Powell teased fans b saying, ”It’s super creepy, too. you’re gonna love it"
Reports surfaced earlier this summer about the Scarecrow’s comeback. Back in June, DC Entertainment shared a video containing cast interviews from Gotham, and Ben McKenzie let a teaser about the villain slip.
“There are some villains that I’m a fan of that are in season four,” McKenzie said. “I’ve always been keen on the Scarecrow. It would be nice if the Scarecrow showed up.”
Seeing McKenzie’s sly grin, fans began to speculate the Scarecrow would make a full-on comeback in Gotham’s fourth season. The show previously set up the villain as a past storyline introduced Dr. Gerald Crane, the twisted father of Scarecrow’s Jonathan Crane. The episode titled “The Scarecrow” followed Gerald as he injected his son with a so-called cure to fear, but the serum turns Jonathan insane instead. Plagued with vision of a terrifying scarecrow, Jonathan goes AWOL and hasn't bee seen sense. That is, until next season.
Gotham wasn't going to be able to keep the whacked-out villain away for long. The Scarecrow’s return will add yet another baddie to Gotham and its villain-centric stories. Characters such as Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and even the Joker continue to be referenced in the FOX series, so it was only a matter of time until Jonathan Crane was brought back into the spotlight.
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Gotham stars 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
Gotham returns to FOX for Season 4 this fall.