The Scarecrow Is Coming To “Gotham”

After introducing four of the future costume villains of Gotham City in the pilot, FOX’s Batman prequel series “Gotham” has since kept things fairly tight.

A few more familiar names have come in – mobsters Carmine Falcone and Salvatore Maroni, serial killer Victor Zsasz, we’ll soon get future Two-Face Harvey Dent, and an episode with a future Mr. Freeze is coming. Well, now you can add another to the list – The Scarecrow.

Executive producer Danny Cannon revealed at Comikaze this weekend (via Zap2It) that the writers are in the midst of working on an episode that will introduce the show’s version of the master of fear himself Jonathan Crane. Much like their take on Poison Ivy, this version will be a young child:

“We’re breaking the story now, the villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow moniker. In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having an adversary for Jim Gordon.”

The Scarecrow has seen numerous screen portrayals over the years, from Cillian Murphy’s live-action take as the secondary antagonist in “Batman Begins,” to Henry Polic II’s voice work in some of the best episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series”.