This year, Gotham wants to introduce all the major villains in the Batman universe. There is no official news regarding this fact, but we can pretty much deduce it because of the number of villains that we see introduced in season 2. Little by little, big names are making their way into the viewers’ sight and it looks like we are going to have yet another big name coming our way.
Hugo Strange will be making his first visit to Gotham this year and he is said to be played by BD Wong. His lore seems to correspond with the one that we are all familiar with as he is “a brilliant professor and psychiatrist tapped to head up Gotham City’s notorious Arkham Asylum”. Perhaps we are going to see Strange advancing into an early career and trying to make his way into the world, Gotham being one of the greatest challenges that he has to face.
The other details that were given were that “he’s hired to help the city’s criminally insane, but Strange has a nefarious streak as well”. So even though he is considered to be one of the best in his field, exposure to this cursed city also drives him mad and will “help” shape the villain that we have come to know all too well.
It appears that one of the first actions that Strange is going to apply in the Asylum is to experiment on its inmates, attempting to bring forth extraordinary villains who will work for what is known as Indian Hill. Firefly was taken to this facility after her unpleasant meeting with the GCPD, which literally heated things up.
Unfortunately, we do not yet know when Dr. Strange will make his entrance in Gotham, but the news of having him in town is surely a satisfying one. This season seems to be a little more fast paced than the previous one, attempting to bring some interesting action with the Galavans as well as these little “side stories” that will ultimately show us how Gotham City has grown into the place that Batman needs to save.
Whether Gotham wants to introduce all the major villains or not this year remains to be seen, but important names like Hugo Strange, Mr. Freeze or Firefly will definitely spice things up for the fans. So far, the story telling has been quite good, quite gripping actually and it has always left the fans wanting to find out more.
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