This week, Fox/DC has made some announcements this week. In addition to the casting of Valarie Vale (Vicki’s aunt) is being played by Jamie Chung, Fox released a statement that Maggie Geha has been cast a “19 year old” Poison Ivy. Is Gotham growing up?
Ivy’s unlikely transformation is due to a brush with one of Hugo Strange’s creatures, last seen escaping into the Gotham night at the end of Season 2. Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy. Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).
Geha replaces the younger encarnation of Ivy Pepper potrayed by Claire Foly. In my review of Gotham season 2 finale covered some of the escaped “experiments” from Indian Hill. This seems to be a major catalyst for the evolution of Gotham’s villains. In addition, season 3 is reported to feature at least one new villain, such as The Mad Hatter. Does this signal a jump in the time line for Gotham? Are we being transitioning to a more mature series? Are we a closer step to The Dark Knight? Does this prospect excite you? What “lesser known” villains would you like to see represented in the next season of Gotham?