Over on Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham, it's certainly a bad time to be a Gotham City resident right now (when is it not, really?). When the television series last signed off last May, the city's bridges has been blown up, the island effectively cut off from the main land. Now, Gotham is taking its cue straight from the No Man's Land comic storyline by featuring a lawless metropolis where crime runs rampant and where gangs are all fighting for control.
While the fifth and final season of the series has yet to premiere, many pictures from the set have given us a taste of what we can expect from the final chapters of Gotham -- from our first look at Bane to Jeremiah Valeska moving ever closer towards the Joker persona.
Now, some new pictures from the set of the final episode have surfaced, and they feature both Robin Lord Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot and Cory Michael Smith's Edward Nigma -- aka The Penguin and The Riddler -- in what appears to be classic comic book costumes.
The pictures offer clear looks at both character in full supervillain costume. While we have seen Nigma wear green before as The Riddler, this new costume takes things even further by actually featuring all manner of question marks printed on the jacket, an iconic signature for the character. Furthermore, Cobblepot can also be seen wearing a shiny purple jacket, his transformation into Penguin now complete thanks to the addition of his top hat and monocle.
Curiously, in one of the pictures, both characters can be seen tied together, back-to-back. Given that there are increasing rumblings that the final episodes of Gotham will feature a significant time jump, it's quite probable that this scene, featuring both Penguin and Riddler in classic comic book costumes, takes place in the future, where they will be taken down by Bruce Wayne's Batman.
The final season of Gotham is subtitled "Legend of the Dark Knight," and it's set to feature Bruce Wayne's complete transformation into the savior of Gotham City.
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.