New Gotham teaser gives first look at Riddler in costume

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Jan 31, 2017

Edward Nygma is finally going all green.

That's the takeaway from a new trailer for Gotham's Season 3 spring premiere that has just popped up online (via Screenrant). Cory Michael Smith's version of this beloved Batman rogue has gone through a slow evolution over the course of three years, starting out as a nerdy forensic scientist and slowly developing into a brilliant if unhinged master criminal, but we have not yet seen his final transformation into the iconic Prince of Puzzles ... until now.

The trailer only gives us a brief glimpse, but you can clearly see that Nygma will don the trademark green suit in the episode, which is titled "How the Riddler Got His Name." The suit doesn't appear to have the equally famous question marks peppered over it, but since this is just a first look there's always the chance that those will come later.

As for the episode, in addition to focusing on the Riddler's rise, it will most likely let us know the fate of the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), whose future was left decidedly uncertain thanks to the machinations of Nygma himself. Penguin and Riddler have always shared an uneasy relationship over their long history, both in the comics and on the screen, so it should be interesting to see where their very complicated and explosive dynamic goes from here.

Gotham's Season 3 spring premiere arrives on April 24 at 8 p.m. on Fox. Are you ready for the Riddler in all his green glory?