Heller said “There’s going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood. Which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that’s not too pretentious a word. Why costumes? What’s the power of costumes? What’s the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal.”
Now while a lot of fans will instantly jump on this as confirmation of the debut of The Joker (with the masked criminal being regularly portrayed as being the first incarnation of the pre-accident Clown Prince of Crime), it also bears mentioning that the Hood was also used as an alias for a wide variety of other criminals over the years, so it may not be celebration/outrage time just yet.
What do you guys think of the announcement? Are you happy to see the iconic villain on the show, and what form do you think his eventual appearance will take?
Gotham airs every Monday on Fox at 8pm PST.