Fox's Gotham is undoubtedly an acquired taste for comic book fans. The series primarily revolves around a younger Jim Gordon, before Batman begins, taking on the villainous occupants of Gotham City. The series has been met with mixed reception from fans and critics who are not completely enamored with its take on the #Batman mythos.
In its past three seasons, though, the series has gradually set the stage for Batman suiting up, and with Season 4 making the young billionaire a vigilante, we are closer than ever to seeing Gotham's Caped Crusader come to life. That means the villains will no doubt have to up their game, and it seems to do just that, Gotham's found itself a new Poison Ivy.
According to Deadline, #TheFlash and Frequency star Peyton List will be playing Batman's deadly foe. List will be the third actress playing Ivy, after both Clare Foley and Maggie Geha played younger versions of the character. In a statement, the #Gotham producers said:
“In the continuing evolution of Poison Ivy’s origin story, Ivy Pepper has been transformed once again taking another step toward becoming the Ivy we know from the comics. Dangerous. A live wire of crazy energy. She’ll set her sights on Gotham, intent on making the city her own green paradise".
The Ivy Of Gotham
Foley was replaced just last year, when the show had her "aged up," allowing Maggie Geha to play her. It appears that something similar may be in store for Ivy once again given that List is much older than Geha. While it's not clear when exactly we will meet Peyton List's #PoisonIvy, it's safe to assume that it will probably be in the back end of Gotham Season 4 or the subsequent season.
It should be noted, though, that if the Gotham EPs have cast List for a role in Season 5, it means that the creators of the #TV series are quite optimistic about the show landing another season, which is certainly good news for the fans.
Despite fans having a mixed reaction to the recasting announcement, Megan Geha shoved her own feelings aside, tweeting:
Although we have no doubt that List's Ivy will be every bit as spectacular as Geha's was, it's still sad to say goodbye. Instead of Poison Ivy growing up during the course of the show, the Gotham showrunners have taken to aging her up to keep her character interesting. How this affects Ivy's journey is yet to be seen, but if this recasting means that Gotham will finally get the true Ivy, then let's hope that List really brings all the charm and danger that we've come to expect from her character in the comics.
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