Cameron Monaghan may have dropped a hint about the possible return of his character Jerome on Gotham Season 3. The actor’s excitement around the prospect of Jerome’s return was quite apparent from his posts.
Monaghan took to social media to post an image of himself in his grim Joker gear but took it off his page after some time. This made way for a deluge of speculations.
Gotham Season 3: Cameron Monaghan’s Post Leads to Speculations
After posting and removing the first image, Monaghan posted another picture, which featured Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins taking the cover off Jerome’s dead body, on his Instagram. At this point, it is still not known how Jerome’s storyline will take course next year. However, the image led to several theories.
Cinemablend reported that, one of the theories suggest that the series might bring forth the ghastly Joker that was created for the New 52 relaunch. The second image in which it appears that the skin has been removed from Jerome’s face is a strong enough link that supports that line of thinking.
As per the New 52 comics, the Dollmaker cut the skin off the Joker’s face assuming him dead. Harley Quinn later saved him and he reattached the skin with a stapler and a belt. However, Gotham is unlikely to take that course since there is no Harley Quinn in the picture. Instead, Jerome’s return in Gotham Season 3 might be due to one of Hugo Strange’s experiments.
Many speculations are making the rounds on how and when Joker will return on the show. Meanwhile, executive producer John Stephens said the Joker’s return won’t be as fans expected.
“You’ll have these underground movements that have started to talk about Jerome and what he represented and how he’s going to come back like in the days of John the Baptist,” Stephens told Comic Book. “Setting the stage that if there is a Season 4, hopefully we’ll bring that back in a much bigger way and you’ll see these different versions of the Joker myth.”
Gotham Season 3 will return with Ghosts on January 16 on Fox TV.
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