Gotham, even months before an episode has aired, is already crawling with familiar DC villains. We’ve already seen early versions of Catwoman, the Penguin, Poison Ivy and the seeds for Joker have been planted as well, but one who is not yet set to appear is Mr. Freeze, made so hilariously unforgettable by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman and Robin.
But the show’s pilot’s director is hoping to rectify this as soon as possible. Danny Cannon tells Hitfix in a recent interview he already has ideas on how to introduce the famous villain and is now trying to convince higher ups:
I have a big pitch with Bruno [Heller] 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.
Looks like Ben McKenzie’s young Detective Jim Gordon will have his hands full. And these are only the villains we already know about.