Over a month ago, actor Ben McKenzie had teased in an interview the possible appearance of Scarecrow in Gotham season 4, igniting rumours all over the internet. Well now, it stopped being a rumour and became official.
During a panel at Heroes & Villains Fan-Fest in Nashville, actor David Mazouz (young Bruce Wayne) confirmed Scarecrow’s comeback:
“Scarecrow comes back in season 4. It’s on full blast, I’m really excited”.
Another actor who confirmed his appearance was Drew Powell (Butch), by saying:
“It’s super creepy, too. you’re gonna love it”.
It is reported as a comeback because, like fans of the show remember, back in season one a younger portrayal of the character was introduced in a two-episode arc, The Fearsome Doctor Crane and The Scarecrow. Even though the episodes revolved around Jonathan’s father Dr. Gerald Crane, Jonathan Crane made an appearance as his father injected him with a fear inhibiting serum, a so-called cure to fear. Instead, the injection left Jonathan living in constant terror, as the doze was too high.
Gerald Crane in Gotham, courtesy of FOX.
The character hasn’t been mentioned ever since, and a lot has changed in Gotham in the last two seasons, with Penguin and Riddler in a feud for power, Ra’s al Ghul looming over the city and Bruce Wayne finally in his way to become Batman.
Nothing has been said about what kind of role will Jonathan Crane have, if a major one or just a featured villain like the Mad Hatter, but since Scarecrow is one of the most famous Batman-villains, we can only hope for a fair treatment to the character, someone who will deliver an interpretation of the villain that scares us.
What do you think about this news? Do you think they will give us an authentic interpretation of the character? Let us know in the comments below!
Gotham season four is set to premier September 28 on FOX.