Fox's hit almost-Batman series Gotham has never been shy when it comes to introducing members of the Caped Crusader's massive rogues gallery, from the elite (Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy) to the obscure (Pink Flamingo, The Dollmaker, The Executioner). In fact, in Season 4 alone, we're poised to welcome Solomon Grundy, Sofia Falcone and Professor Pyg, as well as a new and improved Scarecrow. However, one prominent Batman foe who's remained elusive thus far is Julian Day, AKA Calendar Man -- but according to executive producer John Stephens, that could soon change.
Speaking with ComicBook, Stephens weighed in on the possibility of a Calendar Man appearance, revealing that not only has his name been brought up on more than one occasion, but that he came rather close to being a part of Season 4.
"Oh 100 percent," Stephens said when asked if plans for future Gotham rogues includes Calendar Man. "There's been a lot of conversations about him. We got really close to using him this year, but we could not. But he's one of the ones who's on deck as saying, 'Well, we gotta use Julian Day.'"
Created in September 1958 by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff, Calendar Man first appeared in the pages of Detective Comics #259. As his name suggests, Calendar Man is known for committing crimes that correspond with holidays and significant dates, and the character was featured prominently in the acclaimed 1996-1997 miniseries Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.