Gotham TV Series Will Bring In The Joker
It seems that the Joker will be one of the many Batman villains making an appearance on Fox’s [...]
It seems that the Joker will be one of the many Batman villains making an appearance on Fox's prequel series, Gotham. When asked about the character by Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Bruno Heller said that he would likely appear but they would be careful about how they introduce him. "He's the crown jewel of the Batman villains," said Heller. "He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought." Heller also commented on the inevitable comparisons that a new version of the Joker would get to Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight. "I've written scenes for Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony and Cleopatra," Heller said. "So while that is a serious and valid note, you can't get into doing this without going there. That was a wonderful performance and — apart from everything else — wonderful make-up. And we should try to live up to that. It will be a different character. It's certainly going to be more Heath Ledger than Cesar Romero. But like I say, all of these people are real people with feelings and emotions and history and parents. I just build from that." Gotham is currently filming and will air this fall on Fox.