As Gotham Season 2 gets ready to make its debut, the biggest thread of conversation and speculation seems to surround Cameron Monaghan's character, Jerome, and whether he's the Joker.
When Collider asked Monaghan about the possibility, the actor went to an abstract place:
There's plenty of possibility. The only way to say it is that he either is or he isn't, or maybe he represents the idea. Maybe in this universe, The Joker is not one specific man, but more of an idea, at least to this point. This is still very early in the mythology. Who knows where it's going to go from here.
For now, Monaghan is thinking of Jerome as simply Jerome.
I have to think of him as Jerome because, as it is, he is Jerome. In our scripts, he is Jerome. Whoever Jerome is, he's a man who loves pain, and he loves to laugh at other people's pain. That's the driving component behind him. That's what I go with.
Gotham returns Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.