The latest promo for Gotham gives us our first glimpse of a character which looks distinctly like a proto-version of Killer Croc!
Set to the Scala & Kolacny Brothers’ rather haunting version of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’, the trailer shows a giant guy with a row of spikes over his head and down his back, with some very croc looking eyes. If it’s not meant to be Killer Croc, it’s someone extremely Croc-like!
In the comics, Killer Croc was a Waylon Jones, a man born with a rare genetic condition that gives him reptilian traits. After killing his alcoholic, abusive aunt, he becomes a criminal, but can be a rather sympathetic character at times. He is often depicted hanging out in Gotham’s sewers, and has been seen rescuing orphans, protecting them from the world above. However, he struggles to hold on to his humanity, and the animalistic ‘croc’ side of his persona takes over.
That origin is likely to be somewhat different on Gotham. We have had a brief glimpse of Croc before, in episode 2×20 when Selina broke into Indian Hills. She saw guards trying to control a large guy with scaly, reptilian features. That would tie-in with the current storyline which saw Fish Mooney (?Jada Pinkett Smith) break a number of the Indian Hills inmates out of the facility at the end of the season.
Gotham Season 3, subtitled ‘Mad City’, sees Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) now working as a bounty hunter, trying to find answers about the escapees, and discover why their powers appear to be killing them. The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) looks to be back on top, Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) is getting way more ‘Riddler-y’, and we have new villains including The Mad Hatter and the Tweed Brothers, Talon, and Solomon Grundy.
Gotham returns later this month in the US. Channel 5 haven’t confirmed a uk air date yet, but we’re expecting it to be early 2017, if not before.