Not a prank: Cameron Monaghan is finally going full Joker.
In the above April 1 teaser, Fox’s Gotham is at last revealing its don’t-call-him Joker character.
The Fox drama has long hamstrung by DC’s rules governing the TV show’s usage of its iconic big-screen characters. Things loosened up for the final season, though The Joker is still called “J” here. The character represents Monaghan’s third and final transformation after playing a series of takes Joker-esque figures in the series.
There’s also a poster (file carefully named: “Gotham Villain V2”):
Previously Monaghan teased to EW: “The character I most enjoyed playing is the one in the final episode that we haven’t seen yet… when you have an episode that’s a full-on Batman episode running around in the future, you’re going to have characters that you’ll expect to see.”
Gotham airs Thursday on Fox.