Last week, Bleeding Cool published their take on the Gotham pilot episode, along with screenshots. One of those image was of a young comedian (played by Jon Beavers) doing a set at Fish Mooney’s nightclub, who they guessed to be The Joker. In a follow-up article, they revealed that the comedian is telling a joke that most of us has probably heard, but luckily Mooney hasn’t and cracks up. This comedian is also very expressive, and combined with Joker’s past as a failed comedian in Batman: The Killing Joke, this guy seems like a good fit for the future cackling villain.
However, this may not be the case. According a new Bleeding Cool article, the Gotham crew is playing with the audience. Throughout the first season, each episode will “introduce a character that might be a future Joker, each emphasising aspects of the character’s iconography, a card sharp, a flower seller, a clown, or just a guy with a very big grin.”
One interesting scheduling tidbit: Launching Gotham on Sept. 22 means Fox isn’t blinking from putting its most-anticipated new drama right up against CBS’ top-rated Big Bang Theory on Mondays at 8 p.m.—that’s the same launch date as the Big Bang eighth-season premiere.
There is none, that's the point.
The Joker won't be until season two, at the very least.
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney: an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic crime boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities.