Gotham Season 4: Solomon Grundy And His New Best Friend

Here is a whole bunch of information about the upcoming fourth season of Fox's Batman prequel, Gotham. The series ended (spoilers) with Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) frozen solid and in the possession of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Penguin's other old friend and ally, Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell) was lying in a hospital bed with a bullet in his brain, thanks to Barbara Kean (Erin Richards)… and we learn that Butch's real name is Cyrus Gold, which got comic fans all aflutter.

Solomon Grundy

You can't keep a good villain down in Gotham City, and where we won't see Butch/Cyrus in the premiere episode, executive producer John Stephens told just what is happening with him:

"He's been in a vegetative state at Gotham General and so in order to clear up space for more beds, the administrators at the hospital have him dumped in Slaughter Swamp, as one does in Gotham. So he emerges reborn out of Slaughter Swamp as the character we know as Solomon Grundy."

But that's not all. It turns out that the first person Grundy will see is The Riddler…and Grundy has no memory at that point, according to Stephens:

"We begin the story of a very unlikely friendship between these two who are sworn enemies but now, all of a sudden in season 4, are best friends as they move through Gotham."

Gotham Season 4 premieres September 21st on Fox.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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