Ever since Gotham premiered on Fox in 2014, fans of the Batman prequel show have awaited Batman's appearance. Actor Cameron Monaghan, who plays Jeremiah Valeska on the show, has now confirmed that the Dark Knight will indeed appear in the show's fifth and final season.
After asked if "Batman this season," Monaghan simply responded, "Yes," triggering excitement throughout the fan base of the crime show.
The question was asked after Monaghan tweeted that his character's final appearance on the show is "vile, vicious, nightmare-fueled horror." Monaghan has stayed silent about whether his character will actually be called Joker before the show ends.
Gotham Season 5 was recently been given the subtitle "Legend of the Dark Knight," further indicating that Bruce Wayne will become Batman. Additionally, a recent Halloween-themed teaser trailer showed Wayne opening a trunk containing an armored suit, though the black mask didn't yet possess the iconic horns.
Despite a steep decline in ratings over the course of Season 4, Fox decided to give Gotham one last season to wrap up its story of young Bruce Wayne becoming Batman.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. It is scheduled to return on Fox for its fifth and final season on Jan. 3, 2019.