In just one month’s time, the fifth and final season of Gotham will air its last episode, finally fulfilling the promise of the series and bringing Batman to life.
About the finale episode
The highly publicized flash-forward finale will feature a Gotham City years in the future, where all of the characters become the fully realized, comic-accurate versions of themselves. Of course, everyone has been waiting to see what Batman will look like in this final episode, and the prequel series has just unveiled the first official look at the iconic comic book hero.
New Poster unveiled in celebration of 80th anniversary of Batman
On Thursday afternoon, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Batman, FOX has unveiled a new poster for the series finale of Gotham, and it features the Dark Knight front and center. The entire season has been about the eventual birth of the Caped Crusader, and he has finally arrived.
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Unfortunately, the poster only shows the back of Batman, but it’s enough to see what his new cowl and suit will look like. At the top of the poster, the new tag line reads, “The Dark Knight Is Upon Us.”
We will have to wait a little while in order to see what happens next on Gotham as the next episode doesn’t air until April 18th. Following that episode, the series finale will air on Thursday, April 25th. When that day arrives, a new actor will don the full Batsuit while young Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz will provide the voice and face for the character.
The next episode focuses on the final attack on Gotham City by Bane and Nyssa al Ghul. Here’s the official synopsis from FOX:
“As Bane (guest star Shane West) enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina in the all-new ‘They Did What?’ episode of GOTHAM”
How much of Batman we the fans will get to see?
If you’re wondering how much we’ll actually see of Batman, well, know that producer John Stephens recently laid out how Gotham‘s finale is structured, promising us that it won’t only be in the last scene that we get to lay eyes on the Dark Knight.
“He’s in the episode. He’s not just in a last scene. The last episode is one scene in the timeline of the rest of the season, and then the rest of the episode is in the future. It almost feels in a weird way like another pilot.”
That statement also lines up with what frequent guest star Cameron Monaghan told us a while back, when he said the following:
“I will say we’ve been given certain liberties in this final season that we haven’t been given before that’s going to make itself pretty apparent as you watch it. All I’ll say is when you have an episode that’s a full-on Batman episode running around in the future, you’re going to have characters that you’ll expect to see. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say at this point that it’s 10 years in the future — that’s been talked about openly by the producers and showrunners – I don’t want to say exactly what my role in that is, but it was kick ass. It’s one of the coolest opportunities I’ve ever had.”
When is the season finale being aired?
So, it seems we’ll be getting a healthy dose of the Bat then, and you can look forward to him making his big debut when Gotham airs its series finale next month, on April 25th.