Could Mr Freeze be coming to Gotham?

News Louisa Mellor 24 Jun 2014 - 07:48

Director Danny Cannon is pitching for Mr Freeze to join the cast of Gotham's DC villains...

Speaking to Hitfix, Gotham director Danny Cannon has revealed that he's pushing for a certain icy villain to join the ranks of the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman and Poison Ivy in the new Fox comic book crime drama.

"I have a big pitch with Bruno about the Mr Freeze character, whose origins are uncertain. If I can win Geoff Johns over and if I can win Bruno over, then I look forward to the moment where that character can be realized", Cannon told Daniel Fienberg.

Those origins, first introduced in Batman: The Animated Series and now accepted as canon, involve the tragic tale of the character's terminally ill wife, Nora, being cryogenically frozen. As a Batman prequel that kicks off with young Bruce Wayne's inciting superhero incident and includes a teenage Selina Kyle, it would be characteristic for Gotham to reach even further back into the villain's past, were he to appear.

The character - who also goes by the moniker Dr Victor Fries - was er, memorably played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1997's Batman & Robin, as well as by numerous actors in the 1960s Batman TV series. Is he at the top of your wishlist for Gotham villains?

Gotham starts on Fox in the US this autumn.

Hitfix

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