Gotham: is Jerome the Joker? Ben McKenzie has the answer


Entertainment Weekly has interviewed Ben McKenzie, asking him an important question: is Jerome, the guy we’ve seen on the sixteenth episode of Gotham, the Joker?

Gotham has already teased us our favourite joker in many ways (do you remember the comedian in the pilot episode?), but Jerome, with his laugh, seems to be the perfect candidate to be Batman’s future archenemy.

However, McKenzie doesn’t actually seem sure that Jerome is the Joker, as he said this to Entertainment Weekly:

“We had a possible Joker in the last episode, Cameron from Shameless. He did a wonderful job. It’s one of those things we sort of leave out and see if we come back to it or not. He’s possibly going to be the Joker because it’s an origins story. We…have a couple of possible people who could be the Joker.”

That means that many more potential Joker will show up, and that’s something great, because Gotham isn’t that good at “hiding” who is who when it comes to its villains (I get it: he’s the Riddler. Go on!).

In fact, that’s what executive producer Bruno Heller said on another interview to Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s the beginning of the story of how the Joker came to be, how the Joker was created, where he came from, who he is. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Cameron Monaghan is the Joker. He might be. But like I say, this is a story that begins about seven or eight years before the actual Joker arrives on the scene in his fully-fledged persona.”

What do you think about it? Here is a link to the original EW article if you want to know more!

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