Do you like the House of Cards series? How about the Gotham series? But how about both? Because it seems like a House of Cards actor will be coming in as Mister Freeze this year in Gotham. The actor we are talking about is none other than Nathan Darrow and he will be impersonating one of Batman’s greatest enemies, with a little less temperature this time, however.
It is also rumored that this character will enter Gotham in style, mostly because he will be introduced in two episodes, namely 12 and 13, which will occur in the most conveniently month of December this year. Not only will we witness the coldest villain of Gotham in his younger years, but we will also have the atmosphere required to welcome such a character.
Bruno Heller, Gotham’s showrunner, has been kind enough to describe Mister Freeze in a word or two. “He is ferociously smart and eminently capable”. This shows us that the Gotham crew remain loyal to the stories that we were familiar with and that have been confirmed multiple times, even when Batman himself cooperated with Freeze for the greater good.
Freeze is introduced in what seems to be his most desperate moment in life: his wife, Nora, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and since he does not have the required time to save her, he plans on securing her body into ice until the time is right and he can save his beloved wife. Pretty accurate to the original story, right? It is going to be exciting to see how the crew at Fox will pull these events off.
Freeze was not exactly a popular character back in the day. He made his first appearance in 1959 as “Mr Zero” but he wasn’t exactly loved or even cared about. Things changed with the animated series rose to power and Freeze came forth as a “respected” villain, if we can put it like that. There has been much empathy for Gotham’s fallen scientist.
The truth is that Freeze, unlike other villains in Gotham, fights for a just purpose. His means are not good, but the only thing he ultimately desires is to save his wife. There have been some Batman interpretations that Freeze casually retired after he supposedly saved Nora from death.
It is very exciting to have Mister Freeze this year in Gotham and we hope that his story will give us more insight as to how he turned into the villain we all know him to be.
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