Does this mean the end for Gotham??? Heh, we all know that the dark, dangerous, destination will live on in our hearts and minds or anywhere a shadow grows.
Today, the Fox network dropped a new trailer for the upcoming batch of Gotham’s final episodes, which will feature Shane West’s take on classic Batman villain, Bane. Thankfully, the 40-second preview offers us not one, but two looks at the character. There’s also Scarecrow (David W. Thompson), Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan), Jeremiah’s girlfriend (Harley Quinn?), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), and an ass-kicking Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). The whole gang is here, but still no sign of Gordon’s classic mustache.
Composed of lots of quick shots and edits the teaser, aptly titled “This Is The End.” is pretty chaotic and features all of the city’s chronic troublemakers. Gotham City is still reeling from the events of last season all to set the stage for the arrival of Batman. In fact, it’s been confirmed that the series finale is set to jump 10 years into the future, just so we can see the Caped Crusader.
The first episode of Season 5 is titled “Year Zero,” which may very well be an homage to Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One comic storyline from 1987, which explored Bruce Wayne’s first year as a vigilante. The episode was directed by Danny Cannon, who has helmed 11 episodes of the series, including the 2014 pilot.
Season 5 of Gotham debuts on Fox Thursday, January 3.