GOTHAM To Add Another Batman Villain (In Kid Form)

While we’re liking what we’ve seen from GOTHAM so far, one of the show’s drawbacks is that many popular villains of BATMAN lore are roughly Bruce Wayne’s age– in their pre-teens this season. They’re not baddies yet and can’t be the main focus of the action, but it looks like the show is weaving them in at a steadier-than-expected pace.

At Comikaze, showrunner Danny Cannon announced that Season 1 will introduce another soon-to-be-villain kiddo in the mix: young Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow.

Cannon says that the story will frame Crane’s manipulations as a family affair:

“In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon.”

No word as to which episode we can expect the young Scarecrow to first appear.