The Gotham team are spoiling us. Hot on the heels of the trailer introducing us to the world of Gotham and the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents, comes this showcase of some of Gotham’s villains. It’s not a comprehensive list, missing even the brief glimpses of Edward Nygma (the Riddler) and Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy) that we saw in the original trailer, but it’s an exciting look at three of the villains who look like they might be James Gordon’s biggest foes in Gotham’s first series.
The “low-level thug” is Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, the soon-to-be Penguin. His trademark umbrella is firmly in place, but this is a lean, mean version of the Penguin, a gangster’s minion.
Possibly the most interesting character in the trailer is Jada Pinkett Smith playing the “business woman,” Fish Mooney. She’s the most major original character in Gotham, reported to be a crime boss and nightclub owner. Flanked by faceless underlings in the trailer, she’s in control at every point. Given her juxtaposition against such established villains as Catwoman and the Penguin in this trailer, it seems pretty safe to say she’s going to play a major role in Gotham.
The trailer ends with a shot of Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock, the only two men in Gotham who can stand against the evildoers of the city. This might only be a short trailer, but it gives enough taste of the villainous characters to whet the appetites of audiences waiting for autumn.