Jonathan Crane is dead. Long live... the Scarecrow!
The long-anticipated turn of young master Crane was revealed at the end of Gotham's Comic-Con International sizzle reel for Season 4, and it doesn't disappoint. No longer the scared child introduced in the show's first season, Jonathan is now a full-blown supervillain. Not only does he appear in his traditional burlap mask, Crane has outfitted his Scarecrow costume with wrist-mounted fear gas guns, making it even easier for him to carry out whatever his agenda may be.
In DC Comics canon, the Scarecrow is the alter ego of Jonathan Crane, a former professor of psychology who turns to a life of supervillainy by preying on the fears and phobias of others using his infamous fear toxins. The character, created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, debuted in 1941's World Famous Comics, and quickly rose to the upper tier of Batman's rogue gallery. In the decades that followed, he's mainly focused his plots in Gotham City, tormenting the Dark Knight and his family.
Starring Ben McKenzie as Detective Jim Gordon, Gotham‘s third season concludes Monday, June 5 at 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. The series also stars David Mazouz as young Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as young Selina Kyle, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins.