Gotham might be full of monsters, but it still has its fair share of heroes.
With its season premiere only weeks away, Fox has released a new promo for Season 3 — scored to Scala & Kolacny Brothers' cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" — that opens with Jim Gordon fighting a large black man with a row of short spikes protruding from the middle of his head, running from the forehead to the back of his head, and Godzilla-like spikes protruding from his back.
If this is Killer Croc, keep in mind that this would be the proto version of the character, not the finished version Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played in David Ayer's Suicide Squad.
In the comics, Killer Croc is a man suffering from a rare genetic condition that imparts him with reptilian features, such as armored scales and big, sharp, pointy teeth, as well as enhanced abilities like super-strength, advanced healing, exceptional durability, and heightened senses. Because of his appearance, Killer Croc struggles to hold onto his humanity; he gradually devolves, becoming more animalistic.
With Season Two’s thrilling conclusion, Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city. Throughout the past season, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places. With the help of Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), a brilliant psychiatrist secretly conducting horrifying experiments for Wayne Enterprises’ black-ops program, Indian Hill, familiar faces arose, including Azrael, formerly Theo Galavan (James Frain); Mr. Freeze (guest star Nathan Darrow); and Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth, and his ally at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox, found out there are more secrets to uncover regarding the Waynes’ murders.
Heading into Season Three, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: The Penguin; Edward Nygma/The Riddler; Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman; and Barbara Kean. GOTHAM also will dive into the origin stories of The Mad Hatter and the Tweed Brothers, and will peel back the curtain on the Court of Owls.
Season 3 of Gotham will premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.