Butch Gilzean has been through a lot in the first two seasons of Gotham. He's been brainwashed into (almost) killing his boss (who he happened to kind of be in love with, too), had his hand chopped off, and his ladies have left him once more. Actor Drew Powell, who plays Butch on the show as a series regular, has a background in singing. Yes, it's time for Butch to Sing the Blues.
"You think we're joking? I have been pitching [producer] Danny Cannon all season long that Butch is gonna have a song," Powell told Comicbook.com at San Diego Comic-Con. "At home, you need to write in and tell us, #ButchSingsTheBlues, what song does Butch need to sing? Danny and I are in active negotiations for Butch to sing. I started out as a singer, so any excuse to sing. I think Butch, with his fake hand at the new nightclub [Sirens, run by Babs and Tabs], singing; come on man, it would be so great."
We later talked about the idea with another executive producer, John Stephens, who suggested Butch could have a Microphone attachment in place of his fake hand.
We also heard from fellow stars Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova that Drew sings around the set quite a bit, prompting dance parties.
"We hate each other on this set," Powell joked. "It's a chore, we can't stand each other," he said with a laugh. The cast sat in the back of the bus on the way to SDCC singing songs from 1996, and Cory Michael Smith (Ed Nygma) "does a mean Mariah Carey."
Don't worry about Butch too much though, as it sounds like he'll get his in season three - Powell describes him as "lovelorn" and "vengeful."0comments