The season 2 premiere of "Gotham" is a mere 21 days away, and we cannot contain the excitement, especially after seeing the trailer of villains rising. As young Bruce Wayne trains to be Batman in his cave, his city will be tormented by villains of all shapes, sizes and varying degrees of madness; and season 2 will introduce more of them.
Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is trying his best to rid Gotham off rising evil and maintain the balance of good versus evil, but it is going to get a lot more tougher in season 2 than in the freshman season.
Batman's greatest nemeses like the Riddler aka Nigma (Cory Michael Smith), Harley Quinn aka Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) and Two-Face aka Harvey Dent (Nicholas D'Agosto) are getting closer towards embracing their inner villains.
Meanwhile, Jerome (Cameron Monaghan), who is speculated to become the greatest "Batman" villain Joker, is going to be a character to focus on in season 2, although he was present only for a mere episode in season 1. Especially, since we are going back into the Arkham Asylum where villains meet villains - specifically, Barabara meets Jerome – his insanity will be further revealed.
In the promo, Jerome is seen telling the camera: "You ain't seen nothing yet!" and we are praying to all Gods that this statement will hold true. There is an interesting exchange between new villain Theo Galavan and Jerome, that will be aired in one of the coming episodes, wherein the former tells the Joker, "The laugh is fabulous...Use that."
The new villain Theo, is described thus: Theo Galavan arrives in Gotham as a prodigal son returning. He comes from a very wealthy family with ancient roots in the building and foundation of Gotham. It takes a while for us to understand why he came back to Gotham and what his plan is, but it's an insidious one, obviously. He's a little bit like the Great Gatsby and Dracula coming to town with money and influence and charm and trying to bend to Gotham to serve him.
Another super-villain Firefly has also been booked for the fifth and sixth episodes of season 2, and she comes with a twist – which is that she is a she. In the DC comics, Firefly is a male character, but in the series it will be portrayed by Michelle Veintimilla.
Here is the official character description for Firefly aka Bridgit Pike: Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit's fire-starting skills to good use. But after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful super-villain, hell-bent on destroying those who have wronged her.
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