Gotham's Ben McKenzie Teases He Will Become Another Iconic DC Character

This weekend, while attending San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of Gotham sat down with TV Line to discuss the upcoming third season. Just before the interview ended, the interviewer, Michael Ausiello, asked if any of them could provide him with a scoop.

"Yours truly might become another iconic DC character," offered Ben McKenzie, who plays Jim Gordon, "...in the middle of the season, at the end of the season. He might take on the persona of a different character."

Geez. With a show like Gotham, that could pretty much me anything. If we wanted to look to the comics for a possibly answer, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's 2015 "Superheavy" storyline had Jim Gordon becoming Batman, wearing a new robotic suit. He did so because it appeared that Bruce Wayne died alongside The Joker at the end of "Endgame," leaving his city without a Dark Knight.

However, even for Gotham, it would see far-fetched to put the cart before the horse. Having Gordon become a Batman-like vigilante before Bruce, who in the show is still years away from that eventual ascension, would upset comic book fans, though it would first time the show did that.

The origin story continues on GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

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.

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Season 3 of Gotham will premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.