Gotham star Jessica Lucas has mentioned she would like to see the series bring villain Bane into the fold eventually. Over the past three seasons of Fox’s DC Comics show, viewers have seen the citizens of the crime-riddled city face off against the likes of Penguin, the Riddler, and even Joker. Just when you think the doors of Arkham are locked and it is safe to go back outside, one of the show’s own stars is asking, “Where is Bane?”
With Dr. Hugo Strange’s monsters still roaming the streets, it certainly isn’t hard to imagine the back-breaking brute causing some problems for Ben McKenzie as a young James Gordon. With the show already renewed for Season 4, fans of Gotham are undoubtedly looking at who’s next to embrace their dark side and make the leap from DC’s pages to the small screen.
In an exclusive interview with Dark Knight News, actress Jessica Lucas has said she would like to see the muscular mercenary make his debut on the show. Lucas, who plays the formidable Tabitha Galavan on Gotham, spoke about the possibility of Bane showing up anytime soon, which at the moment seems like a bit of a pipe dream:
“Can you imagine? I know time-wise, that may not be right… but maybe someone to face Bruce Wayne or Gordon who has the steroid, who has that strength and power.”
Season 3 saw Michael Chiklis’ Captain Nathaniel Barnes infected with poisoned blood, leading many to think that he would take on the role of Bane in a reimagined origin. While Chiklis would’ve been perfect for the part – complete with imposing physique – he has instead become a new addition as the blade-handed Executioner. There is still a slim possibility that Barnes could take on the Bane mantle, but it is looking more and more unlikely.
From his humble comic book roots, Bane has become a superstar of Batman’s rogues gallery. Starting as something of a big deal for Batman, Bane “broke the bat” in 1993’s “Knightfall” arc, before losing all his credibility when starring in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. Christopher Nolans included Tom Hardy as Bane in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, and the character was finally taken more seriously again. Since then, Bane has been a big part of Rocksteady’s Arkham games, The LEGO Batman Movie, and DC’s Rebirth comics.
Bane would certainly be welcomed with open arms to Bruno Heller’s show, and with Harley Quinn already confirmed to appear in next week’s season finale, we could already be in danger of running out of villains to join the fray. Although Gotham focuses on the formative days of Batman, Catwoman, and Commissioner Gordon, we have already seen a number of big villains given their own unique origins to fit with the show’s narrative. Although the timing may not seem to fit Bane, and he may not be as iconic as the likes of Joker or Ra’s al Ghul, his arrival has to be expected at some point if the show continues.
Gotham season three concludes with a two-part special June 5th on Fox.
Source: Dark Knight News
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